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Posted Monday, September 22, 2008 by bb

Walton extends shutout streak with victory over Seton CC


Consecutive fourth-quarter sacks helped extend Walton's shutout streak to three games as the Warriors defeated host Seton Catholic Central, 30-0, in a Section 4 Football Conference Division VII game Saturday night at Binghamton Alumni Stadium.


Phil Hanley and Chris Mead came up with the defensive plays.


The Warriors (3-0), the defending Class D state champions, have outscored their opponents 98-0.


Walton coach Jim Hoover said he was unsure how to explain his defense's success.


"I got to look at the tapes," Hoover said. "The defense just pursues well. They're aggressive.


"We're not thinking about the streak at all. If (Seton CC) scored a touchdown, they scored a touchdown. We don't think about it."


Offensively, Walton continued to rely on its rushing game. Bryant Mead ran for a game-high 203 yards and two touchdowns. Mead called the play which resulted in his 67-yard scoring run with 4:29 remaining in the third quarter -- the longest play of the night.


"He said 'Coach, if we line up here, they're overshifting, (and the counter play) will be open," Hoover said. "I said OK, and it was."


The Warriors scored on the game's opening drive, a 5-play, 65-yard drive capped off by Robbie Rigas' 5-yard touchdown. Rigas finished with 10 carries for 63 yards.


Mead's first touchdown, a 26-yard run with 4:13 remaining in the first, made it 14-0.


Walton quarterback Chad Gardepe attempted two passes. One was intercepted by the Saints' Jake Daly early in the second.


About 18 seconds before halftime, Gardepe connected with Eddie Dickson in single coverage on the right side of the field for a 36-yard TD play. Evan Boyd's two-point conversion gave Walton a 22-0 halftime lead.


Seton CC (1-2) attempted 18 passes. Quarterback James Hranek completed five passes and was intercepted twice.


The latter one came when the Saints were on Walton's 24-yard line. It was their deepest penetration of the game.


Seton CC punted on its next two possessions. The Saints were forced into a fourth-and-28 on their final possession by Hanley and Mead's sacks.

Walton thumps Seton

Bryant Mead rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns to lead unbeaten Walton a 30-0 Section Four Football Conference Division VII victory over host Seton Catholic on Saturday night.

The Warriors (3-0, 1-0) have won 16 straight and have outscored opponents, 98-0, this season. During its win streak, defending Class D state champion Walton has 12 shutouts.

"(Seton was) throwing for about 200 yards a game," Walton coach Jim Hoover said. "We knew we had to stop that. Defensively, we did well."

Robbie Rigas and Mead had touchdown runs in the first quarter, helping the Warriors to a 14-0 lead.

Chad Gardepe hit Eddie Dickson on a 36-yard touchdown pass with under 30 seconds remaining in the first half. Evan Boyd's conversion run made it 22-0.

Mead had a 67-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to close the scoring.

The Warriors had a 350-39 edge in rushing. Rigas finished with 63 yards on 10 carries.

Walton hosts rival Delhi at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


Walton 14 8 8 0 -- 30
Seton CC 0 0 0 0 -- 0

First quarter

W: Robbie Rigas 5 run (run failed).

H: Bryant Mead 26 run (Rigas run).

Second quarter

W: Eddie Dickson 36 pass from Chad Gardepe (Evan Boyd run).

Third quarter

W: Mead 67 run (Jim MacDonald run).

Walton SCC

First downs 16 8

Total net yards 386 95

Rushes-yards 44-350 25-39

Passing yards 36 59

Comp-Att-Int 1-2-1 5-18-2

Fumbles-lost 4-1 0-0

Penalties-yards 6-65 1-5

Walton rushing: Robbie Rigas 10-63 1 TD; Phil Hanley 8-40; Bryant Mead 15-203 2 TD; Eddie Dickson 4-12; Evan Boyd 3-33; Jim MacDonald 1-5; 3-(-6).

SCC rushing: Dan Gosney 3-(-6); Alex Skojec 12-58; Nick Pastor 3-(-3); Dennis Fitzgerald 3-6; Andrew Trippico 3-1; James Hranek 2-(-17).

Walton passing: Gardepe 1-2-1, 36 yds, 1 TD.

SCC passing: Hranek 5-18-2, 59 yds.

Walton receiving: Dickson 1-36 1 TD;

SCC receiving: Joseph Martin 4-55; Chris Furner 1-4.

Walton 30, SCC 0

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