Blue Devils fall to Rock-A-Chaws

Published 7:00 am Saturday, September 16, 2017

St. Stanislaus scored early and often against Pearl River Central Friday night, pounding a 35-0 victory over the Blue Devils.
After finding the corner pylon from 5-yards out for the Rock-A-Chaws first touchdown, quarterback Jakob Greer showed the home crowd his versatility, scrambling to the right, spinning to the left and tossing a 22-yard touchdown pass to his wide receiver Dallas Payne for the second score of the night with 9:54 left in the first half.
“He’s a great player; tough kid and can do a lot of things for that team,” PRC Head Coach Larry Dolan said about Greer.
St. Stanislaus running back Andrew Trapani also found lots of space Friday night, rushing for a pair of short yardage touchdowns, the last putting the game away with 9:57 left in the final quarter of the game after scampering 11 yards to the end zone.
After his first carry of the night in the first quarter, PRC starting running back Louis Reece injured the knee he tore the ACL in during the offseason, draining the Blue Devil offense early on.
“That was our whole plan was to use him, so him going down threw a wrench in it. Hopefully he will get back next week. We’ll just have to wait and see,” Dolan said.
Reece went to the locker room at halftime, out for the rest of the game.
Despite allowing five touchdowns, the PRC defense looked stout throughout Friday’s bout, forcing two fumbles, one of which was hauled 50 yards to the Rock-a-Chaws’ 12-yard line. Unfortunately, the Blue Devil offense, led by freshman quarterback Cam Brunson, was not able to finish the night.
“It was there for us tonight, we just missed open catches that would have made this game easier on us. When we have busted plays it’s not because we got whipped, we just played it wrong. We’ve been shooting ourselves in the foot all season, which is my responsibility to get that done,” Dolan said.
Brunson showed glimpses of what the Blue Devils could expect in the latter part of the season in the form of a pair of long tosses, including a 34-yard bomb to Tristan Anderson on PRC’s most promising drive in the third quarter.
“We won a bunch of snaps tonight, but it just wasn’t enough,” Dolan said.
PRC will face Long Beach in the Blue Devils’ first district game of the season next Friday at home.

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