|Cal-Mum Football 2010|
Raiders score early to take out Perry 48 to 0
For the second time in three weeks, the Perry Yellow Jackets were subjected to a 1st quarter scoring surge that would serve to take them right out of the contest. Cal-Mum scored four times in the opening ten and a half minutes of play to open up a 28 to 0 scoring cushion. Tyler Lauffer cashed in early on a trifecta, as he scored touchdowns by way of a run, a pass reception and a punt return, all coming in the 1st quarter. The big scoring outburst allowed the Raiders to rest most of the starters as Coach Monacelli began inserting the reserves into the contest as early as the beginning of the 2nd quarter.
The Raidersí defense continued to be dominating as they held the Perry offense to a paltry 66-yards. The strong, season long, defensive effort by Cal-Mum, continued as the Raiders recorded their 4th consecutive shut out. For the season, Cal-Mum opponents have scored a meager 28 points against the Raiders, translating into a meager 5.4 points a game average.
On the offensive side of the ball, the lopsided score allowed all of the Raider running backs to get an opportunity to carry the ball. Back up tailback Solomon Gominiak led all rushers with 55-yards while Nikko Fenderson added 54-yards to the Raidersí rushing total of 242-yards.
Cal-Mum quickly established their dominance in the contest as they took the opening possession and scored at the end of an 8-play, 62-yard drive off a 3-yard Tyler Lauffer run. Cody Preston added the extra-point kick and with 8:50 remaining on the 1st quarter clock, Cal-Mum was up 7 to 0 over Perry.
The Yellow Jacketsí offense was overwhelmed on their 1st offensive series as two negative rushing attempts were sandwiched around an incomplete pass, forcing the Yellow Jackets to punt. Cal-Mum wasted little time on following possession when on the seriesí 1st play, quarterback Matt Hartford hit Tyler Lauffer with a 56-yard scoring pass. Cody Preston again added the extra-point to up the Raider lead to 14 to 0.
The stingy Raider defense continued to stymie the Perry offense, once again forcing a Yellow Jacket punt. Tyler Lauffer received the punt at the CM 22-yard line and quickly broke through the first line on Perry tacklers, breaking to his right and heading up the Raider sideline he dodged several Perry attempts to force him out of bounds, he finally broke free and out-raced the defenders to the Perry end zone. Cody Preston again added the extra-point kick and the Raiders were rolling with a 21 to 0 lead.
Perryís offense troubles continued and the Yellow Jackets had to again punt the ball back to the Raiders. The Raiders offense this time pulled out the hammer as big Trevor Haut pounded at the Perry defense on three of the next four plays. Haut quickly ended the four-play drive with a 20-yard touch down dash. Prestonís extra-point attempt was again good as Cal-Mum ended the 1st quarter with a 28 to 0 lead.
With reserves now filtering in at the beginning of the 2nd quarter, the Raiders settled into a run between the tackles offense. Nikko Fenderson would break into the scoring column with 1:33 remaining in the half as he would out run the Perry defense for a 12-yard scoring sweep. Cody Preston would kick his 5th consecutive extra-point of the night as the teams headed to the locker room with Cal-Mum in command, 35 to 0.
The 2nd half started with a highlight play by Raider defensive end Trevor Haut. On the 2nd play of the 3rd quarter, Haut would jump in an attempt to knock down a Perry pass attempt. Haut would find the ball in his outstretched hands, Trevor took the interception and he made a beeline to the Perry end zone, for the Raider score. Prestonís extra-point attempt was no good and the Raidersí lead stood at 41 to 0.
The remainder of the 3rd quarter became a game of the Raider reserves pounding the ball at the Perry defense. The whole 3rd quarter was pretty much consumed by a 13-play Raider drive. Solomon Gominiak would close out the scoring for the night as the short but hard-running tailback punched the ball over the end line from the 1-yard line, ending the Raiderís long drive. Cody Preston would add the 48th point of the game with 2:40 left in the quarter.
Perryís offense would eventually come alive late in the 3rd quarter and continuing into the 4th quarter. Unfortunately, the 8:10 minute, 13 play drive, which started at the Perry 14-yard line, would eventually stall-out at the Cal-Mum 40-yard line. The Raider reserves used the final 6:30 remaining in the contest to work the ball down deep into Perry territory before finally taking a knee to end the contest.
Defensively, Trevor Haut turned in a strong performance for the Raidersí in addition to his interception return for a TD; he recorded 9-tackles, 4 of which were solo. Nikko Fenderson contributed 6-tackles including a monster of a hit on a Perry pass play. The Yellow Jackets received a solid defensive effort from linebacker Dave Dillion, who finished the game with 12-tackles. Kyle Jones also played well with 7-tackles.
The Raiders now turn their focus to their next Section V Class DD opponent, the Lyons Lions. This intriguing match-up pit father against son as Dominic Monacelli Lions must face his father, Mike Monacelli and his former High School team, the Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders. The Class DD semi-final promises to be special for the Monacelli family. Game time will be at 3:00 p.m. this coming Sunday at Marina Auto Stadium (formerly Paetec Park). It is now time for the Raider Nation to come and be heard.