Turnovers Cost Green Wave
Written by: Kenny Rossi on Friday, September 20th, 2013.
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By Kenny Rossi
Just three plays into the game, Nativity quarterback Dan Lozada threw his first interception.
Pope John Paul the Great’s defense never looked backed from there, intercepting two more passes (returning one for a touchdown) and recovering four fumbles on the way to a 55-0 non-league victory Friday night at Saint Clair’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Nativity’s defense was run all over by the Dumfries, Va., school, allowing 390 rushing yards as Zach Parroots was the Wolves’ leading rusher carrying the ball 11 times for 154 yards. The Wolves used an option attack and rushed the ball with seven different players, confusing the Green Wave defense.
When the first quarter ended John Paul had a commanding 29-0 lead, causing four turnovers in the quarter. By half the Green Wave trailed 42-0.
Similar to its first two games, Nativity’s offense struggled to do much. The Green Wave had a couple nice drives, but they could not capitalize because of the many costly turnovers.
Nativity’s rushing leader on the night was quarterback Dan Lozada, who carried the ball seven times for 42 yards. Lozada was under pressure almost every play. The Wolves’ d-line had great penetration all night, sacking and swatting down Lozada’s passes.
It was the third time the Wave had been shut out in their first four games.
The Green Wave drop to 1-3 on the season. Next week, Nativity hosts the Perkiomen School at 7 p.m. Friday night.
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