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Warriors celebrate season opening win

By Bob Evans
Sports Editor

Carrollton High School football
Senior running back Lynk Tranter looks for running room during action from last Friday's game against visiting East Liverpool.

The Carrollton Warriors football team celebrated the 10th anniversary of the opening of Community Stadium with a 24-6 win over East Liverpool on a hot and humid Friday night.

The first game played at Community Field was August 30, 2003, when the Warriors took on Beaver Local.

Friday in the season opener for both teams, the Warriors and Potters locked horns in front of a large crowd during a game that was much closer than the score indicated.

Two huge defensive plays by the Warriors in the third quarter and fourth quarter were the difference in the game.

The first, a fumble recovery by freshman Derek Bryan inside the Warriors 5-yardline and the second, a pass interception by Caleb Pasiuk at the one-yardline.

“This was a great game tonight,” said Head Coach Eric McCort. “But we have a lot of improving to do. I can’t say enough about the way the kids played tonight.”

Carrollton scored on their first possession as junior quarterback Zade Deitz found a wide-open Pasiuk on a fade route for a 39-yard score in the East end zone. Junior kicker Daniel Leary added the point after to give the Warriors an early 7-0 lead.

However, the Potters responded with a long drive of their own that was capped by a 12-yard scoring run by John Miscuk with 1:51 left in the opening quarter. The point after attempt was blocked. The quarter ended with the Warriors leading 7-6.

Carrollton extended their lead to 10-6 on a 25-yard field goal by Leary with 9:30 left in the second quarter.

On the Potters next position, the Warrior defense forced a three-and-out by the Potters to force a punt on fourth down.

One play later and the Warriors were on the board again.

Starting at their own 20-yardline, Deitz hit senior wide receiver Adam Warner over the middle and Warner did the rest, racing 80-yards for the score and a 17-6 lead.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Warriors added an insurance touchdown in the fourth quarter on a five-yard run by Deitz.

The touchdown capped a 99-yard drive, set up by Pasiuk’s interception.
Junior running back Tyler Dodd had two huge runs for the Warriors in the drive of 25 and 30 yards.

“We were able to get Tyler (Dodd) going in the second half,” McCort said. “Earlier, they had so many people in the box we could not get him loose.”

Dodd led the Warriors on the ground with 104-yards on 10 attempts. He also had a pass reception for nine yards. He also had five solo tackles and a quarterback sack from his linebacker position.

Deitz turned in a workman-like performance at quarterback.

He connected on 10-of-14 passes for 190-yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception. He also rushed 15 times for 56-yards.

“Zade (Deitz) did an outstanding job tonight for us,” McCort said. “He just keeps getting better and better.”

Trenton Leggett and Brody Robinson led the Warriors defense with 12 solo tackles each. Leggett had two tackles for losses and Robinson one.

For the Potters, Miscuk led the way on the ground with 49-yards and Zach English added 34-yards.

Quarterback Kade Reynolds hit 6-of-13 passes for 109 yards and an interception.

“I saw a lot of positives out there tonight,” said East Liverpool Head Coach Rick Prescott. “We were able to sustain drives, but not finish them.”

Carrollton’s next two games are on the road. They will be at Edison Local Friday. The Wildcats were a 33-21 winner over Oak Glen in their season opening game. The next Friday, the Warriors will be at Claymont.

EAST LIVERPOOL: 6  0  0  0 - 6
CARROLLTON: 7   10   0   7 - 24

First Quarter
Carrollton - Caleb Pasiuk 39-yard pass from Zade Deitz (Daniel Leary kick)
East Liverpool - John Miscuk 12-yard run (kick failed)
Second Quarter
Carrollton - Daniel Leary 25-yard field goal
Carrollton - Adam Warner 80-yard pass from Zade Deitz (Daniel Leary kick)
Fourth Quarter
Carrollton - Zade Deitz 5-yard run

RUSHING: East Liverpool 184, Carrollton 175. PASSING: East Liverpool 6-13-1-109, Carrollton 10-14-1-190. FIRST DOWN: East Liverpool 13, Carrollton 17. TOTAL YARDS: East Liverpool 54-293, Carrollton 49-365. FUMBLES: East Liverpool 4-2, Carrollton 1-0. PENALTIES: East Liverpool 6-29, Carrollton 4-26. TIME OF POSITION: East Liverpool 25:48, Carrollton 22:12.

RUSHING: East Liverpool - John Miscuk 6-49, Zach English 6-34, Kaleb Tallent 14-31, D. J. Austin 2-30, Kade Reynolds 9-22. Carrollton - Tyler Dodd 10-104, Zade Deitz 15-56, Lynk Tranter 9-25. PASSING: East Liverpool - Kade Reynolds 6-13-1-109, Carrollton - Zade Deitz 10-14-1-190.
RECEIVING: East Liverpool - Austyn Dozier 2-44, Zach English 2-42, John Miscuk 2-23. Carrollton - Caleb Pasiuk 4-59, Adam Warner 3-106, Lane Hartong 1-17, Tyler Dodd 1-9, Brandon Johnson 1-minus-1.

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