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Tigers defeat Red Knights

September 8, 2012
By MIKE MUKLEWICZ - Special to the Herald-Star

TORONTO - The Shadyside Tigers improved their record to 3-0 after a triumph over the homestanding Toronto Red Knights Friday night.

The Tigers hopped on the board early and never looked back as the Tigers ran a final margin of 54-13.

"Overall, I was pleased with the offense and the defense," head coach Mark Holenka conveyed. "We just try to grow a little bit each game."

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EYES UP — Toronto’s Nate Stewart gains yardage after catching a pass in the first quarter during Friday’s home opener against Shadyside in the refurbished Toronto stadium.
-- Mike Mathison

The Tigers rushed for 244 yards. They were led by senior Brooks Ramsay, with 96 stripes on 9 totes. Classmate Alex Quinn added 22 yards, good for 2 scores on the same amount of carries.

Shadyside began its night with a 6-play, 46-yard drive capped off by Chase Kinemond, as the quarterback threw a pair of nifty fake handoffs before taking off around the right side and in for the score. On the next Tiger drive, Alex Quinn would reach paydirt from 12 yards out for his first of two scores on the night.

At the 3:53 mark, a Toronto fumble would be recovered by Austin Dorris on the 9 and back for the score. A mere two minutes later, Dorris snagged a Kinemond pass from 31 yards out for his second touchdown, in as many minutes. The half was capped off by Quinn who took a handoff from 10-yards out in to the endzone for his other score leaving the score at half, 41-0.

Fact Box

Shadyside 54, Toronto 13

Shadyside 6 35 0 13 - 54

Toronto 0 6 7 0 - 13

S: Chase Kinemond, 7-yard run. Run failed. 3:49

S: Alex Quinn, 12-yard run, Cody Hudson kick. 8:25

S: Cody Hudson, 21-yard pass from Kinemond. Hudson kick. 4:42

S: Austin Dorris, 9-yard fumble recovery return. Hudson kick. 3:53

S: Quinn, 10-yard run. Hudson kick. 1:01

T: Chez Glenn, 2-yard run. Chadwick kick blocked. 6:37

T: Matthew Shaw, 12-yard run. Chadwick kick. 1:14

S: Brett Kahl, 1-yard run. Jacob Duvall kick no good. 7:12

S: Cole Tiger, 5-yard run. Steven Doughty kick. 1:42

RUSHING: Shadyside 244 (Ramsay 9-96, Tiger 2-42, Nardo 3-41, Quinn 2-22); Toronto 198 (B. Glenn 8-75, Chadwick 1-45, C. Glenn 12-37).

PASSING: Shadyside 3-5-0-66 (Kinemond 3-3 66, Nardo 0-0,0); Toronto 4-7-0-37 (B.Glenn 4-7 37).

RECEIVING: Shadyside (Dorris, 1-31, Hudson, 1-21, Scott Hammond 1-14); Toronto (Chadwick 2-17, C.Glenn 1-11, Stewart 1-9).

FIRST DOWNS: Shadyside 12; Toronto 9.

PENALTIES-YARDS: Shadyside 4-32; Toronto 7-32.

FUMBLE-LOST: Shadyside 0-0; Toronto 4-2.

The Red Knights got things going in the second half as they forced a 3-and-out on Shadyside's opening drive. A 7-play, 61-yard ensured as Chez Glenn busted in with 6:37 left in the third quarter. The Red Knights weren't done there as they forced another Tiger 3-and-out. Joey Chadwick started the drive on a 45-yard scamper making several Shadyside defenders to miss. He would also split the uprights on the PAT narrowing the margin to 41-13 at the 1:14 mark in the third.

"We did move the ball well at times," Toronto head coach Eric Meek said. "Our offense is ahead of our defense right now"

It was all Shadyside the rest of the way out, as the Orange extended their lead to put the game out of reach. Brett Kahl would cross the goal line from a yard out, followed by Cole Tiger who added another on the ground.

"Coach Holenka is doing a great job," said Meek. "Its a class program and we want to get there. We have to get our heads up. We have alot of football to play and I believe in these kids. This staff will not give up on these kids"

Holenka was pleased with his team's performance but focused on areas of improvement after a dominating performance by his squad.

"There's some holes in there, we still have to tighten some bolts up," Holenka said. "We just try to grow a little bit each game."