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Dawgs handle Central Mountain in first competitive scrimmage

By Frank Kastreva, 08/18/12, 7:08PM EDT


Both offense and defense give Berwick fans a taste


By Frank Kastreva,

A few hundred fans filled in the home side of Crispin Field this Saturday morning as the Berwick Bulldogs played host to Central Mountain out of district 6. The Dawgs gave the fans an early taste of what could be to come this season, handling Central Mountain quite impressively.

Berwick would score twice in their first seven plays from scrimmage. The first score would come on a 50 yard pass play from junior QB CJ Curry to senior WR Jake Pecorelli.  The second would come on a 10 yard rush from senior RB Matt Cashman after another long pass connection from Curry to Pecorelli. The Dawgs would tack on three more scores throughout the day with Pecorelli also scoring on the defensive side of the ball with an interception return.

On defense the Dawgs would not allow any scoring during the contest, only allowing 89 total yards on Central Mountains first 40 plays from scrimmage.

“The first couple series went very well, but we still have a lot to work on. The defense looked good throughout. We did some good things and the kids are working hard. They are a tuff group,” said Coach Curry after the scrimmage.

CJ Curry and Jake Pecorelli were really in sync with each other today, which is quite impressive so early in the season. “We have been working together since January, working hard through the cold weather and I’m sure that has helped us come together,” noted QB Curry.

“This is a dream come true for me, I love playing for him. I’m really not worried about personal goals right now; I just hope we can make a playoff run. I don’t care if I’m throwing the ball or Cashman is running the ball as long as we are winning,” noted CJ, grandson of Coach Curry. 

Speaking of Cashman, he ran the ball very good today and was one of the standouts as well as Curry and Pecorelli. 

“They are all great kids”, said Curry on his players.  “Pecorelli is a great player and a very hard worker and academically our QB is third in his class.”

The Dawgs will continue their pre-season schedule this coming Thursday evening at 6pm as Mifflin County, another district 6 team, rolls in to Crispin Field.

Until then, Happy Football!