Corry Area – Erie Central Tech Preview
Written by: Josh Funk on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
The Game: Corry Area (10 AAA) @ Erie Central Tech (10 AAA)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, from Veterans Stadium in Erie
2008 Record: Corry Area (2-2), Erie Central Tech (1-3)
About Corry Area: What in the name of Corry Journal sports editor R. L. McCray is going on in Corry? After a 1-9 record a year ago, the Beavers began 2008 with two straight wins, including a blowout of Titusville to open the season. And in the Beavers’ two losses, to Girard and Meadville, who are a combined 8-0 this season, the orange and black was competitive, losing both games by a combined 16 points.
A big reason for the Beavers’ success is due to the play of junior quarterback Scottie Frisina, who has used his arm and legs to carry the team, literally. Frisina’s 38 rushes for 178 yards and four touchdowns lead the Beavers’ ground attack, and his completion percentage of 56.9 percent (41-of-72) for 759 yards and 11 TD is equally impressive.
Corry possesses a stable of quality targets for Frisina to throw to. Craig Marti leads the Beavers with 16 receptions for 266 yards and four scores. In addition to Marti, Mitchell Anderson (11, 246, 3), Jordan Mosher (13, 233), Nicholas Upperman (9, 152, 3) and Corey Owens (11, 147, 2) are also in the mix.
Corry’s no-huddle/spread offense averages over 300 yards and 30.3 points per game.
Defensively, Tyler Lutton is coming off of back-to-back 20 tackle performances. He leads the team with 67 tackles and is averaging over 16 tackles per game.
About Erie Central Tech: After a close loss to Grove City to open the season, Central was routed by Erie Strong Vincent 61-6. But Central is riding some momentum coming into this game. The Falcons beat Erie East 16-8 last weekend to earn its first W of the season.
The Falcons have scored 40 points this season, an average of 10 points per game but are allowing nearly 33 points per game defensively.
Corry’s individual stats can be found on Maxpreps.com.
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