The rain subsided soon after the game got under way so nothing spoiled Corry’s homecoming 2009.
The high-flying Beavers moved to 5-0 combining a fast-scoring offense with a tenacious defense in blanking Central Tech 40-0 last night on the new turf at Sheen Field.
Corry scored on its second play from scrimmage and later scored on a safety and field goal by Dave Hajec in the mismatch.
Things went so well for the Orange and Black that all-star quarterback Scottie Frisina even had a 51-yard punt on a quick kick.
“We had two goals,” aid coach Homer DeLattre. “One was make them travel a long way and we wanted to eliminate the bog play — and we did both tonight.”
Corry’s dynamite defense was deadly again, led by Alex Gluvna, Dalton Swanson, Dustin Taubert, Adam Zimmerman, Kelsey Crawford and several others.
How good was the defense?
Central rushed the ball 50 times and managed a net 57 yards. That’s only 1.4 yards per carry.
The winless Falcons had just 94 total yards offense even though they dominated the time of possession, 34:51 to 13:09.
Corry had 324 total yards, 217 in the air by Frisina.
He threw four touchdown passes. The first, a 1-yard hookup with Craig Marti, gave Corry a 19-0 lead with 1 minute left in period one.
Frisina threw a 45-yarder to Cory Owens with Hajec’s PAT making it 26-0 with 7:33 to go in the half.
Frisina hit Westfall on a 49-yard TD that bounced off a defender at the 2:24 mark.
Coach DeLattre than tried to get Hajec the school record on a field goal try. With :33 left, he was lined up to attempt a 44-yard FG. But Corry deliberately went offside to move the ball back and give a shot at a 49-yarder, that fell a little short and a little wide left (Steve Graeca’s 47-yarder is the record).
Corry needed just one play to put the mercy rule again in affect. That was a 61-yard scoring bomb from Frisina — who went over 4,000 yards passing in his career — to Marti.
Corry had 107 yards rushing, Shawn Lutton tops with 34 including a 26-yard run in the fourth quarter.
“This was a great win for us, but our next five games are against very good football teams,” said DeLattre, his team with just one home game remaining.
“Our kids are excited about playing at Erie Stadium this Thursday, we’ll have a short week to get ready for Strong Vincent who has one of the best programs around,” he noted.