Central Tech stung by Corry’s Scottie Frisina
Written by: Josh Funk on Sunday, September 28th, 2008
ERIE, Pa. – As Central Tech head coach Andy Beer had a one-on-one conversation with one of his assistant coaches, a small cluster of yellow jackets zoomed back and forth across the Veterans’ Stadium turf.
Only moments before, Beer’s Central Tech Falcons stepped in a bees’ nest of a different sort – Corry Area’s vicious spread/no-huddle offense, and it stung the Falcons in the second half.
Behind another stellar effort from quarterback Scottie Frisina, Corry Area (3-2) rolled up 438 yards of offense, including 232 rushing yards, to down Central (1-4) 49-28 at Erie’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.
How good was Frisina? Well, his day saw him account for 365 of the Beavers’ 438 yards, and, like last week, Frisina had a hand in all seven Corry touchdowns.
Corry’s gritty field general completed 14-of-25 passes for 206 yards and four touchdowns. As if that wasn’t enough, he added 19 carries for 159 yards and three more touchdowns. How did #12 explain his effort?
“It’s just pretty much part of the system,” the junior said. “If you put any one of our quarterbacks in there, they’d pretty much do the same thing. Our offense pretty much revolves around it (the quarterback position).”
Frisina got the scoring binge started with a 25-yard run on Corry’s opening possession.
Central countered when Davon Stovall dove in from two yards out, but Frisina went right to work, and hit Jordan Mosher on a 31-yard dart to make it 14-7, Corry.
The Beavers extended their lead to 21-7 when Frisina lobbed a one yard pass to a wide open Nicholas Upperman with 9:40 left in the first half.
But then, just as quickly as Corry built its lead, Central Tech took it away. First, senior feature back Kaylon Mims scored on a two-yard run, and then quarterback Xavier Hollamon found 6’3 wideout DeVaughan Clark on a 36-yard scoring pass, on 4th down, no less.
Central took it to halftime knotted up at 21 apiece, but Corry head coach Homer DeLattre had a challenge for his defense.
“We challenged them at halftime and asked them to be more aggressive,” DeLattre said. “In the first half, I didn’t think we were tackling well.”
Corry’s defense turned it up all right, forcing three Falcon turnovers, five first downs, and just seven points, which came in the form of a Mims 41-yard run with 32 seconds left in the game.
Sandwiched between halftime and Tech’s last score, Frisina and the Beavers added 28 unanswered points, in the form of a Frisina 25-yard run, a three yard pass to Adam Zimmerman, a nine yard pass to Nicholas Upperman, and a one yard run by Frisina.
“Their (Corry’s) quarterback is an absolute man,” Beer said. “He just took it over in the second half.”
DeLattre added this about his offensive leader: “I just know that in this offense, you gotta have a quarterback that can get it done with his feet and in the air, and he (Frisina) is the guy that can do it.”
He certainly did it on this day.
And it’s fairly certain that Mr. Frisina will continue to have days just like this one in the future.
NOTES: In the last two weeks, Frisina has accounted for 13 touchdowns – he’s thrown for nine and run for the other four. For the season, he’s thrown for 965 yards and 15 touchdown passes and run for another 337 yards and seven scores.
Central Tech’s Mims finished the game with 25 rushes for 169 yards and two touchdowns.
“He (Mims) is starting to learn how to hit the holes like he should,” Beer said. “He’s just letting his instincts take over.”
Mims helped key a Central Tech offense which ran for 252 yards in the game.
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