Cook, head chef in Tigers 44-12 feast
Written by: Billy Splain on Saturday, October 4th, 2008
Beaver Falls, PA – Do you smell that? It smells like a burnt defense. That’s exactly what the Beaver Bobcats where Friday night in there 44-12 loss to the best team in AA.
Last night it seemed like everyone was moving in slow-motion except Cody Cook, the 5’9 junior running back for the Tigers. Cook ran for 238 on just 16 carries in the win at Reeves Field on the Campus of Geneva College which saw over 5,000 in attendance.
Beaver Falls (5-0, 6-0) came into the game needing to make a statement that they are the best team in not only the Midwestern Conference but all of class AA. “This was big, this was real good tonight” senior Todd Thomas said after the game. “This isn’t where we are stopping either” Thomas aka “Mr. Everything” had some game as well receiving two touchdowns passes from the arm of Tony Omogrosso who only completed 3 of 6 passes 2 of the 3 going to Thomas for touchdowns.
Beaver (5-1, 5-1) brought in the WPIAL leading rusher in Jake Nardone who carried the ball 29 times for 161 yards. The problem Beaver had was the fact that they kept going to Nardone in situations that they should have passed. Even when they did pass it wasn’t what anyone would call consistent as Beaver quarterback Kris Roper completed only 1 of 7 passes for 22 yards and two interceptions.
Beaver did put the first points on the board on a Jake Nardone 24 yard scamper. Beaver Falls answered back with a 21-yard touchdown run by Cook his first of two. Beaver’s Tom Helbing ran in from five yards out to cut the lead to 14-12, however that’s as close as the Bobcats would come as Beaver Falls went on to score 30 unanswered points.
For the Tigers they did exactly what they needed to do, not only in the game but making the statement heard round the WPIAL. Are the Tigers really destined to win there first WPIAL Championship since 1984? Only time will answer that question. Todd Thomas said he wants the rematch at Heinz Field vs. the Jayhawks of Jeanette who beat them handedly last year. “Oh most defiantly” Thoams Said, “We want to see who the top dog really is.”
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