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Warriors down Edison for second win

By Bob Evans
Sports Editor

Carrolton High School football
Members of the Warriors defense wrestle Edison Local quarterback Nolan Marcus to the ground.

RICHMOND: It was a record-setting performance by Carrollton junior running back Tyler Dodd last Friday night in the Warriors’ 39-25 win at Edison Local.

The Warriors’ bruising, 235-pound running back ran for a school record 330 yards, breaking the 57-year-old single game rushing mark of 280 yards set in 1956 by Frank Boggs against Dennison High School. Dodd also scored four touchdowns, tying the school record that was most recently accomplished by Damon Anderson in 2011.

Also getting their names in the Warrior record book were freshman linebacker Brenton Miller, who recorded 14 tackles in his first varsity start, which was the fourth-most tackles in a single game in Carrollton football history; and senior nose tackle Austin Bentley, who finished with 2.5 sacks in the game, placing him second behind Dakota Hall’s three-sack record set in 2008.

Edison Local senior quarterback Nolan Marcus may not have set an Edison record, but he was nearly impossible for the Warriors to stop.

The speedy Marcus passed for 318 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 19 times for 70 yards and a score.

These athletes’ fine performances were overshadowed by a less-than-stellar performance by the officiating crew.

The gang of five littered the natural grass playing surface at Wildcat Stadium with 26 flags for 257 yards, with 167 collected by the Warriors.

“I am just so proud of these guys tonight,” said Carrollton head football coach Eric McCort. “With all the adversity tonight they hung tough and made the plays when they needed to.”

McCort also wished the best for the Wildcats.

“I give a lot of credit to Edison,” McCort said. “They did not give up and they kept battling. I wish the best for them the rest of the season.”

The Warriors owned the first half.

Carrollton got on the board first at the 9:59 mark of the opening period when Dodd busted through the Wildcat line and rumbled 31 yards for the score. The Warriors led 6-0 after a missed extra point.

The defense forced a 3-and-out by the Wildcats.

Warrior junior quarterback Zade Deitz handed off to Dodd, who blew through the right side of his line and hit paydirt 87 yards later. The point after attempt again failed, leaving the Warriors with a 12-0 advantage with 8:19 left in the first quarter.

Dodd would score again in the quarter, this time on an 81-yard run, but it was called back by a penalty.

The Warriors put two more scores on the board in the second period: a one-yard run by Deitz at the 11:29 mark and a 35-yard pass from Deitz to senior wide receiver Adam Warner to give the Warriors a 25-0 halftime advantage.

The third period is one that will probably not show up in the Warriors’ end of season highlight DVD.

The Wildcats came out in full comeback mode, striking just 21 seconds into the period when Marcus hit senior wide receiver Storm Allese with a 78-yard bomb for the Wildcats’ first score. The point after failed, leaving the Warriors with a 25-6 lead.

The Wildcats struck again at the 10:11 mark of the period when Marcus connected with senior wideout Devan Tennant from 36 yards out for the touchdown. The point after failed, but the Wildcats had cut the Warrior lead to 25-12.

But, the Wildcats weren’t done yet. They hit paydirt again with 1:51 remaining on an 11-yard run by Marcus, cutting the Warrior advantage to just six points at 25-19 following the point after by Allese.

In the period, the Warriors were hit with a number of penalties, bringing the large Carrollton crowd to their feet.

The Warriors got control of the game in the final period behind the hard running of Dodd.

Dodd scored on runs of 3 and 39 yards. Sandwiched in between was an Edison score by Ethan Shannon on a 6-yard run.

McCort had nothing but praise for Dodd and the team.

“I can’t say enough about him,” McCort said. “They (Edison) were able to shut him down for a while, but once we saw what they were doing, we were able to get him going again.”

“I say this again, I am so proud of the guys tonight. They fought and battled through all that went on out there tonight and came away with a win.”

Deitz ended his night hitting 8-of-14 passes for 139 yards, with a touchdown and interception. He also added 27 yards on the ground.

Warner led the Warrior receiving corps with three catches for 86 yards.
For the Wildcats, Rich Springer led the Edison receivers with five catches for 112 yards.

The Warriors will travel to Claymont Friday night for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

CARROLLTON:    12  13    0  14 - 39
EDISON LOCAL:    0   0  19    6 - 25
First Quarter

CARROLLTON: Tyler Dodd 31-yard run (kick failed)
CARROLLTON: Tyler Dodd 87-yard run (kick failed)

Second Quarter
CARROLLTON: Zade Deitz 1-yard run ( run failed)
CARROLLTON: Adam Warner 35-yard pass from Zade Deitz (Daniel Leary kick

Third Quarter
EDISON LOCAL: Storm Allese 78-yard pass from Nolan Marcus (kick failed)
EDISON LOCAL: Devan Tennant 36-yard pass from Nolan Marcus (pass failed
EDISON LOCAL: Nolan Marcus 11-yard run (Storm Allese kick)

Fourth Quarter
CARROLLTON: Tyler Dodd 3-yard run (Daniel Leary kick)
EDISON LOCAL: Ethan Shannon 6-yard run (pass failed)
CARROLLTON: Tyler Dodd 39-yard run (Daniel Leary kick

FIRST DOWNS: Carrollton - 13; Edison - 17. RUSHING: Carrollton - 33-356; Edison - 32-112; PASSING: Carrollton - 8-14-1-139; Edison - 27-42-318-1-318; TOTAL YARDS: Carrollton 495, Edison 430; PENALTIES: Carrollton - 17-167, Edison 9-89; FUMBLES/LOST: Carrollton - 1-0, Edison - 0-0. SACKS: Carrollton- Austin Bentley 2.5, Tyler Dodd .5; Edison 0-0.

RUSHING: Carrollton - Tyler Dodd 17-330, Zade Deitz 10-27, Adam Warner 1-0, Lynk Tranter 5 minus-1; Edison - Nolan Marcus 19-70, Ethan Shannon 10-38, Rich Springer 1-4, Jevin Leggett 2-0. PASSING: Carrollton - Zade Deitz 8-14-139; Edison - Nolan Marcus 27-42-318; RECEIVING: Carrollton - Adam Warner 3-86, Lynk Tranter 2-32, Lane Hartong 1-11, Caleb Pasiuk 1-10, Brandon Johnson 1-0; Edison - Rich Springer 5-112, Devan Tennant 5-55, Nick Glenn 5-21, Carter Andreozzi 4-19, Ethan Shannon 3-6.

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