You knew it was going to be a tough one early in Gardner Edgerton’s contest with Bishop Miege.
The Blazers fumbled on their second play from scrimmage, setting the Stags up in great field position with less than two minutes gone in the game.
While the Stags didn’t cash in on that opportunity, they did score two first period touchdowns on their way to a stunning 34-0 rout of GE.
Miege’s two first period TDs both came via the air. The first came on a terrific catch against double coverage and the second followed a fourth down stop deep in Blazer territory.
The GE defense was able to hold the Stags out of the end zone the rest of the half and despite being out-gained 218 to 46 yards, the Blazers were still in the game.
To begin the second half, the Stags-using an assortment of scintillating play-makers moved right down the field to go up 21-0.
The Blazers countered with its best drive of the night which started with a big pass completion from tailback Trevohn Wrench to Tim Seymour. That play went for 34 yards and set GE up at the 39 yard line in Stag territory.
Seymour, who was the team’s offensive star of the night, then made another big play, catching a Jared Hobby aerial on fourth down to keep the drive alive.
But a holding penalty on the next play negated a good run from Wrench and would eventually thwart the drive.
Miege added two fourth period scores to account for the final margin of 34-0.
The GE offense was led by Seymour who had 5 catches for 52 yards and rushed for 21 yards on five carries. Wrench added 52 yards rushing as well as his 34-yard pass reception while Clayton Dye had 22 yards on the ground and a 14-yard pass reception.
Through the air, Hobby finished with six completions for 46 yards. Jamain Lang, Seymour, and Dye all caught passes from the sophomore signal caller.
Defensively, Jerrad McDermont had an interception in the end zone to end one Stag drive and the team made a tremendous goal line stand early in the contest.
Now 1-2 on the year, the Blazers are back in action on Sept. 23 when they travel to Blue Valley Southwest.