Dawgs KO Tide
By Frank Kastreva, Berwickdawgs.com
Berwick made a little bit of history Friday night as they traveled to Pottsville in a non-league match-up. A bit of history that the Crimson Tide might want to forget about. In a series that started in 1930 with Berwick heading into tonight’s tilt with a 28-11-3 record, the Dawgs put up 56. It would be the most points tallied by the Dawgs against the Tide ever in the series and also the largest margin win, with the final score Dawgs 56, Tide 7. In 1997 Berwick won by a 54-7 margin, which was the biggest point margin win prior to tonight’s 56-7 win.
Berwick would carry a 35-0 lead in at half time with a total of 297 yards, compared to 43 total yards offense for the Tide. The Dawgs 297 came from 105 yards via the ground game and 192 yards via the air, while Pottsville had a total of minus 24 on the ground and positive 67 in the air. Mind you, it was only half time.
The Dawg’s would get touchdowns from Sr. RB Dain Kowalski, Sr. WR Kyle Trenholm and Sr. FB Jordan Stout in the first half. Kowalski scored Berwick’s first three td’s on a one yard jaunt, a two yard jaunt and a six yard scamper to paydirt. Trenholm scored on a 66 yard reception from Sr. QB CJ Curry and Stout found the goldzone on a four yard rush.
Scoring for the Dawgs in the 2nd half were, Jr. WR Andrew Force, Jr. RB Nick Talanca and So. RB Daquan Hellenthal. Force got in on a 43 yard strike from Curry, Talanca on a 2 yard jaunt and Hellenthal on another 2 yard rush.
QB Curry and the first team would come out of the game late in the 3rd quarter with a 42-7 lead. Curry would finish up with 254 yards passing with eight completions on 15 attempts.
With the win the Dawgs have improved to 2-0 while the Tide moves to 1-1. Berwick will again be on the road next week as they travel to the Back Mountain for a Saturday matinee with the Dallas Mountaineers.
Until next week, happy football!
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