Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Nov 2, 2019
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BISHOP MCCORT HIGH SCHOOL: 28
Key QB injury hampers Vikes by Mike Boytim
JOHNSTOWN — Glendale quarterback Garret Misiura injured his leg on the second offensive series of the game, severely limiting the Vikings offense in a 28-0 loss to Bishop McCort in the first round of the District 6 Class 1A playoffs Saturday at Sargent’s Stadium.
Glendale’s defense held strong until Crushers quarterback Will Miller broke loose for a pair of long touchdown runs in the second quarter. Amir Ortega-Andrews added a 30-yard touchdown run and an interception return for a score in the third quarter to put the game away and set up a McCort-Bishop Guilfoyle rematch Friday at Mansion Park.
Play of the game: On fourth-and-8 from its own 32 trailing just 7-0, Glendale attempted a fake punt. Ethan Cavalet’s pass was tipped by a Bishop McCort defender and landed in the fingertips of Tristin Rutter, who tried to turn and run before bringing in what would have been a first down. The ball dropped to the ground, and Bishop McCort scored two plays later to make it 14-0 at halftime.
Player of the game: Miller had 126 yards rushing and the only two touchdowns the Crimson Crushers needed on just 10 carries.
Unsung hero: The Glendale defense. Forced to be on the field most of the game due to the Vikings’ struggles moving the ball, the defense held strong for the most part of never let the mercy rule take effect.
Most vital statistic: Glendale managed just 87 yards from scrimmage after Misiura’s injury and fumbled five times.
Bishop McCort coach Brian Basile: “We had a little adversity, fumbling on our first possession, but we were able to hang in there and get things going. I think you saw Will’s speed tonight. He’s explosive. When he puts his foot in the ground, he’s hard to stop.”
McCort QB Will Miller on his 47-yard touchdown run to open the scoring: “I got great blocking, and it played out just like we drew it up. I hit the hole and just ran with it.”
Glendale coach Spank Trexler: “When your numbers are low, every injury becomes more magnified. Garret is the heart and soul of our offense and really the heart and soul of our team. We gave him a big role defensively for this game, too. It was tough on many levels to lose him. He has a big wrestling season ahead of him, so we’re more concerned that he can bounce back quickly.”
Misiura on his injury: “It was devastating. I just wanted to be out there with my team. To sit there on the sideline and watch them go through this alone, it was painful.”
Glendale senior Seth Dudurich: “I’m extremely grateful for this season. Going from 1-9 to 5-5 and making the playoffs was great. It was a dream just to make the playoffs, and Coach Spank really turned around the program in a great way for us.”
Notable: This was the first matchup between the schools. Bishop McCort began playing football in 1923. … Rutter also left with an injury and did not return. … Cavalet had a 54-yard punt downed at the McCort 6-yard line. … The Crimson Crushers lost the regular season finale to BG, 22-7.
Records: Glendale (5-6); Bishop McCort (6-5)
Next week: Glendale’s season is complete. Bishop McCort will play top-seeded Bishop Guilfoyle at Mansion Park Friday at 7 p.m. in the District 6 1A quarterfinals.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Glendale………………..0 0 0 0 — 0
Bishop McCort……….0 14 14 0–28
BM–Miller 47 run (W. Haslett kick), 6:11.
BM–Miller 17 run (W. Haslett kick), 3:53.
BM–Ortega-Andrews 30 run (W. Haslett kick), 8:21.
BM–Ortega-Andrews 38 interception return (W. Haslett kick), 4:09.
TEAM STATISTICS G BM
First downs 9 17
Total yards 112 335
Rushes-yards 39-92 33-300
Yards passing 20 35
Pass (comp.-att.-int.) 5-11-1 6-10-0
Punts-avg. 4-40.8 2-40.5
Fumbles-lost 5-2 2-2
Penalties-yards 6-45 7-60
RUSHING–Glendale, Johnston 16-43, Dudurich 16-48, Dubler 3-5, Rutter 3-3, Misiura 1-(-7). Bishop McCort, Miller 10-126, Bre. Bair 8-86, Ortega-Andrews 5-58, Jeanjaquet 2-15, Bry. Bair 2-10, Conrad 3-10, Andrews 1-1, TEAM 1-(-1), Allison 1-(-5)
PASSING–Glendale, Cavalet 4-8-1-17, Dudurich 1-3-0-3. Bishop McCort, Miller 3-6-0-12, Allison 3-4-0-23.
RECEIVING–Glendale, Dubler 2-6, Johnston 2-3, Seilhamer 1-11. Bishop McCort, Jeanjaquet 2-9, Vamos 1-25, Lichtenfels 1-4, Bry. Bair 1-3, Bre. Bair 1-(-6).