blank Blue Devils 50-0 on gridiron
Castleford set for Friday
School scoring machine kept rolling along Friday as the Panthers (45.1
ppg) put the final touches on their 2002 Sawtooth Conference North
Division eight-man football championship season.
Robbie Ellsworth punched across four touchdowns and senior quarterback
Sean Cenarrusa tossed three TD passes as visiting Carey (8-0, 5-0 North)
made short work of the Dietrich Blue Devils 50-0.
Ellsworth (left), Carey’s spunky senior running back, gets ready
for a collision with Scott Southwick of Dietrich (right) during last
Friday’s 50-0 Panther victory on the Blue Devil gridiron. Express
photo by David N. Seelig
third consecutive shutout on defense ended on the mercy rule in the
third quarter. The Panthers out-rushed Dietrich 288-45 and amassed a
509-201 advantage in total yardage for the shortened game.
running back Shawn Hennefer (15 carries for 130 yards) rambled 59 yards
on his first carry and Ellsworth plunged for a one-yard TD just two
minutes into the game. Hennefer tossed the first of his three conversion
passes for an 8-0 lead.
eight-play, 49-yard scoring drive ended with a six-yard TD aerial from
Cenarrusa (7-for-11, 58 yards) to Hennefer, and a Hennefer conversion
run for a 16-0 cushion. Cenarrusa hit Stephen Jurgensmeier from 12 yards
and Carey’s lead grew to 24-0 as the first quarter ended.
punt block led to another Robbie Ellsworth scoring run. Randy
Lundergreen’s 29-yard punt return put Carey in great field position
for Ellsworth’s 14-yard off-tackle romp and a 36-0 lead.
Hennefer stripped the ball from the hands of Dietrich QB Vance Dill on a
fourth-down scramble and Destry Simpson recovered. Hennefer rushed four
times for 41 yards as Carey embarked on its best drive, an eight-play,
70-yard beauty that finished with Cenarrusa’s 13-yard TD pass to
44-0 at halftime.
Hennefer (15 carries for 130 yards) set the stage for the rout at
Dietrich by rambling 59 yards on Carey’s first play of the game. Express
photo by David N. Seelig
a knee injury, senior Destry Simpson led Carey in tackling and the
Panthers pass rush (4 sacks) bedeviled Dietrich QB Vance Dill (5-for-17
for 52 yards).
victory set the stage for Friday’s Sawtooth Conference championship
clash between undefeated Carey and another unbeaten team—South
Division champion Castleford (8-0, 5-0).
this week’s Express Web Site for Carey season stats.
NOTES—Leading Panther scorers are Hennefer (15 TD, 100 points) and
Robbie Ellsworth (12 TD, 78 points). Hennefer has thrown 14 successful
conversion passes—the main reason Carey’s conversion success has
improved from 37% last season to 47% this year….Carey has scored
points in each of 27 quarters it has played this season….The Panther
defense has 12 consecutive shutout quarters and has allowed only one TD
in the last 21 quarters of action.