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Pilots Throttle Flint Carman-Ainsworth 37-7

Posted by Atif Lodhi on Aug 31 2006 at 05:00PM PDT
In a game anticipated to be a battle to the finish, the De La Salle Pilots scored early and often and came away with 37-7 win over Flint Carman-Ainsworth in Flint. The win puts DLS at 2-0 for the year. The Pilots started the scoring early in the first quarter when senior fullback Jimmy Berezik raced in from 8 yard out. The drive was highlighted by junior slotback Chad O'Shell's 29 yard run down to the FCA 8 yard line. After missing a 38 yard field goal on their second drive of the game, the Pilots came back and capped off a 6 play, 36 yard drive with a Chad O'Shell 6 yard touchdown run to complete the first quarter scoring at 13-0 in favor of the Pilots. The second quarter was more of the same as De La Salle held FCA's offense in check, then proceded to go on a 9 play, 69 yard drive which ended in Chad O'Shell taking it to the house again, scoring from 21 yards out and to give the Pilots a 21-0 lead. Later in the second quarter, the Pilots finished a 7 play, 56 yard drive when senior quarterback Brian Lewis connected with senior wideout Don Fowler from 36 yard out to put De La Salle 28-0. But DLS wasn't finished yet - after sophomore defensive back Johnny Martinez intercepted a FCA pass and brought it back to the FCA 27 yard line, the Pilots went down to the FCA 18 yard line before senior Shane Torzy kicked a 35 yard field goal to put the Pilots up 31-0 with over a minute to go in the first half. FCA did drive down to the DLS 7 yard line, but was stopped as the halftime buzzer sounded to leave the score 31-0, DLS at half. In the second half, FCA kicked off to the Pilots and senior Jimmy Berezik made the Cavaliers pay, taking the kickoff 78 yards for the touchdown, making the score 37-0 and effectively ending the game. FCA's only score came with 6 second left in the game, but as Dick Vitale would say, "It's all academic, baby!" Next week, DLS plays Windsor Sandwich at the Warren Community Center on Friday, September 8th. Game time, as always at home, is 7:00 PM. So until next week, good luck and GO PILOTS!!! News and Notes: For the second straight season and the 4th time in 5 seasons, the Pilots start off the season 3-0...senior fullback Jimmy Berezik was the leading rusher with 17 carries and 91 yards, with one touchdown on the ground...Berezik's kickoff return for a touchdown was the first one for DLS in the 2006 season and the first one since Berezik did it against Windsor Sandwich in 2005...Chad O'Shell rushed five times and gained 76 yards, along with his two touchdowns...De La Salle had 236 yards of total offense in the first half...Shane Torzy intercepted another pass tonight, making it two for this season, to go along with his one field goal and three touchbacks on kickoffs...This is the third straight season De La Salle will play Windsor Sandwich...The combined score of the first two DLS/Sandwich games have been 84-6 in De La Salle's favor.

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