Corry hosts Girard tomorrow

Corry’s defensive line has been spectacular for two games. Here, Dalton Swanson (70) amd Brandon Miller (63) smother a Franklin ball carrier last Friday night.

Fans who missed two one-sided wins in which the outcome was settled after one quarter can now see Corry's football team at Sheen Field.

The new turf is ready for the high-powered Beavers to host the ball-control, seldom-pass Girard Yellowjackets.

The game originally had been set for McDowell's Gus Anderson Field.

"Our kids don't care where we play, they are focused on the opponent," said coach Homer DeLattre. "Girard — under Mina George — is a power team, very well coached and disciplined, they don't sidetracked by anything.

"They just do what they do, and they do it well," he pointed out. "Defensively, offensively, special teams they are solid. They are going to be a contender in their region," DeLattre stated. "We need top run the ball with success, and eliminate any special teams mistakes. We need to continue to eliminate turnovers, and to cause turnovers."

Girard and Corry are both 2-0, the Beavers having outscored Titusville and Franklin, 113-19. The Beavers hold a 96-0 edge in the first half.

Scottie Frisina, in 25 minutes playing time, has thrown nine touchdown passes and ran for three scores.

Girard owns wins over Eisenhower (26-0) and Harbor Creek (22-3). The ‘Jackets feature two excellent running backs in Billy Sobucki and Josh Williams. Both had two TDs against Eisenhower.

A year ago, with Frisina sidelined due to injury, Girard outlasted Corry 19-10. Sobucki had two touchdowns and 105 yards rushing. Craig Marti scored Corry’s TD on a pass from Michael Brown.

In 2007, Girard prevailed 17-14. Sobucki gained 149 yards that night and scored a touchdown. Frisina was 11 of 20 passing for 117 yards and two interceptions. He both ran and threw for scores.

“They’ve seen Scottie play, I’m sure they have a lot of incentive to do well against us,” said DeLattre. “We are executing really well right now. We just need to stay consistent on offense and not turn the ball over.

“Our guys are excited to play defense,” he stated. “Girard is very basic, but they are very good at what they do. They are very good blockers. They throw high-percentage passes.

“We need to get them in third and longs, they aren’t used to that,” said DeLattre. “First down (play) is going to be so important in this game. We need to get them in second and nine, or second and eight. Then third and seven or eight.

“They are just going to try to hammer third and four yards at a time,” he continued. “They live on the 15-play drive.

“Mina (George) is maybe the best coach around here, he knows he needs to keep our offense off the field,” DeLattre stated. “They will try to run the clock all the way down, use ball control. It should be a very good game.”

Corry has a number of weapons.

“All six of our skill guys are very solid, a great group of receivers,” said DeLattre. He praised the play of the line: Alec Gluvna, Tyler Volk, Dustin Taubert, Dalton Swanson, Brandon Miller and Josh Williams.

“We haven’t given up a sack this season,” DeLattre said. “And defensively they do well, we have nine starters on both sides of the ball. They are in very good physical shape.

“Our guys are always in the right position, and they are tackling very well,” he added.

That certainly will be tested by Girard’s strong running attack.

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