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SPEED KILLS: Glenville Blows Past Thomas Jefferson

Written by: on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

WHEELING, W. Va. – You can’t teach speed, or, for that matter, coach it.  You either have it or you don’t.  And good speed is killer, like the speed that the Cleveland Glenville Tarblooders possess.

 

Thomas Jefferson witnessed that speed first-hand in the inaugural Friends of Coal Prep Classic.

 

Down by a 21-6 margin at halftime, Thomas Jefferson (0-1 overall, 0-0 Big Seven Conf.) made things interesting for a time, but eventually just could not keep up with Cleveland Glenville (2-0 overall, 0-0 Senate League), falling 34-13 at Wheeling Island Stadium.

 

“You can’t simulate that speed they (Glenville) have,” TJ head coach Bill Cherpak said.

 

Glenville showed its speed off in a big way. 

 

Just three plays into the game, Glenville took a 7-0 lead on an Ethan Cargill two-yard scoring run, set up by a 43-yard reception by Shane Wynn, who literally out-ran a TJ defender and made a diving catch.

 

The Jaguars wasted little time, driving down the field to answer the score, as Dan Virgin (5 rec., 76 yards) hauled in a 16-yard scoring pass from Tyler Wehner.  The extra point sailed wide right, and TJ trailed 7-6.

 

Glenville ripped off the next 14 points in the game, courtesy of the Terrance Owens-to-Michael Edwards connection.  Edwards’ first scoring reception, a 39-yard score, made it 14-6 Glenville.

 

Edwards’ second scoring reception, a 46-yard bomb with 1:15 left in the first half, increased the Tarblooder margin to 21-6. 

 

That score followed an impressive offensive drive by Thomas Jefferson, which ended when Wehner’s pass for Brian Baldrige sailed into the waiting arms of a Glenville defensive back.

 

TJ took the opening possession of the second half down the field and got a three-yard scoring run from Brian Baldrige (22 rush, 78 yards) to make it 21-13.

 

“You gotta hand it to TJ,” Glenville head coach Ted Ginn Sr. said.  “They are a big, strong football team.”

 

Cherpak had similar praise for Ginn’s squad.  “We won’t see any team that good in Pennsylvania,” the 137-game winner said.

 

Glenville scored the final 13 points of the game.  Cargill’s (13 rush, 88 yards, 2 TD) seven-yard run made it 28-13, and Robert Walton’s (20 rush, 134 yards, TD) seven-yard run made it 34-13.

 

Thomas Jefferson drove to the Glenville seven yard line, and Wehner’s pass to the end zone fell incomplete as time exired.

 

Wehner finished 12-of-25 for 175 yards with one touchdown and one interception.  Justin Kaminsky added 24 rushing yards, and Jim Giasante caught three passes for 44 yards and added 89 kick return yards.

 

Owens went 5-of-8 passing for Glenville for 180 yards and two touchdowns.  Wynn added 55 receiving yards on just two catches, and Edwards finished with three catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Thomas Jefferson returns to its WPIAL schedule against Uniontown on Friday night.  TJ has won 29 of its last 30 WPIAL contests.

 

 

 

 

 

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