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STEUBENVILLE – Seven different players crossed the goal line on Saturday as Barnesville claimed a 50-0 victory over Catholic Central inside Harding Stadium.
The Shamrocks dominated the game on both sides of the ball as they improved to 4-1. Coach Blake Allen’s club finished with 411 offensive yards (305 on the ground and 106 in the air) while limiting the now 2-4 Crusaders to just 44 yards overall.
Barnesville led 14-0 in intermission thanks to touchdown passes from Connor Jones and CJ Hannahs, then exploded for 36 points in the second half.
“It was only our second game on the road and in our first we came out a bit flat,” Allen said. âWe did the same thing tonight. We made a lot of mistakes in the first half and shot each other in the foot.
âWe took care of the business in the second half and played a lot harder. This is something that we will have to work on in the future – to come out with more energy. “
Jones’ 3-yard run turned Barnesville’s first possession into points. Hannahs jumped 10 yards to cap a practice that began after the junior intercepted a center pass.
âHonestly, in the first half we had four practices and scored twice. On the other two, we had penalties that put us behind the sticks and we put the ball on the ground. Allen said. âWe really cut that stuff out in the second half and we were able to finish training. “
The Shamrocks had 23 points on the board in the third quarter and added two more TDs in the fourth after both teams emptied their benches.
“They are as good as we thought they would be and honestly I thought during both quarters that we were as good as I thought”, Center coach Anthony Agresta said. âThey improved their game in the second half and we couldn’t match it – it’s that simple. We have to reach the level where Barnesville is and we go up. Our kids really showed up in the first half.
âBecause we weren’t able to match their level of play, the result was what it was in the end. On the last two scores, we had cleared the bench and let a few young children play. I don’t think the final score is necessarily indicative of what happened.
“Needless to say if we had brought what we brought in the first half it would have been a much more competitive game in four quarters.”
Spencer Bliss started the second half scoring 29 yards for a touchdown. Owyn Wise entered a yard away. Hannah’s race to conversion implemented the OHSAA rule of mercy. Gavin Carpenter, a two-way senior lineman who moves to the backfield as a tackle in Barnesville’s Power I lineup, closed the third quarter with a 3-yard dive.
Salvador Almaraz netted a 2-yard TD in the fourth and Camden Carpenter ran 30 yards for the final six point of the game.
“Wow,” Allen said when briefed on the seven-man touchdown save. âIt’s pretty cool. We have a lot of athletes and we’re trying to get a lot of guys involved. It’s a good thing and maybe it’s a first for me.
Bliss and Owyn Wise led Shamrock’s rushing attack with 79 yards each. Bliss also caught five passes for 73 extra yards. Hannahs threw 77 and rushed for 71.
Central finished with 27 rushing yards and just 17 in the air. The Crusaders had four first downs and turned the ball away eight times.
“It’s great to be 4-1” Allen said. âWe played hard and came out healthy. I told our guys with 16 playoff teams, the season is a marathon, not a sprint.
âWe want to keep building, keep improving and working to get better every week. We are in a good position at the moment â
Barnesville is currently sixth in the Division VI, Region 23 standings.
After playing its last five games at home, Central will hit the road Friday for a trip to Conotton Valley.
“Our schedule has been difficult since I’ve been here” said Agresta. âYou don’t have time to feel sorry for yourself, no time to heal your wounds.
âYou have to go back to the weight room on Monday and then come back to the training ground on Tuesday. We have to prepare to play a good Conotton Valley team. “
Barnesville will make a return trip to Jefferson County for a Friday meeting with Toronto.
“We watched Toronto last night and they were heartbroken,” Allen said. âIt’s a good football team. We know we’re going to be in a tough spot when we get there. “
Barnesville 50, Center catholique 0
Barnesville 7 7 23 13-50
Central 0 0 0 0â0
BARNESVILLE: Jones 3 run (G. Carpenter kick)
BARNESVILLE: Hannahs 10 run (G. Carpenter kick)
BARNESVILLE: Bliss 29 run (O. Wise pass from Hannahs)
BARNESVILLE: O. Wise 1 run (Hannahs run)
BARNESVILLE: G. Carpenter 3 run (G. Carpenter kick)
BARNESVILLE: Almaraz 2 run (missed kick)
BARNESVILLE: C. Carpenter 30 run (Lough kick)
RUSHING: Barnesville 34-305-7 (O. Wise 10-79-1; Jones 6-12-1; Bliss 5-79-1; Hannahs 6-71-1; G. Carpenter 1-3-1; E. Sage 2-8; Almaraz 2-23-1; McIntire 1-0; C. Carpenter 1-30-1); Central 23-27 (Seditz 12-34; Dorsey 9 – (- 10); Jackson 1-5; Ialenti 1 – (- 5)).
PASSAGE: Barnesville 9-13-106 (Hannahs 7-11-77; Casey Carpenter 2-2-29); Central 4-14-17-0-1 (all by Dorsey).
RECEPTION: Barnesville 9-106 (Bliss 5-73; Jones 2-4; Castello 1-8; Almaraz 1-21); Central 4-17 (Toriscelli 1-7; Fallon 1-5; Seditz 1-3; Petrella 1-2).
FIRST BOTTOMS: Barnesville 20; Central 4.
PENALTIES-YARDS: Barnesville 4-30; Central 6-50.
PUNTS: Barnesville 2-17; Central 8-28.
LOST FUMBLES: Barnesville 3-1; Central 1-1.