If you happened to get to your seat Saturday at Ott Field a little late, even if it was three minutes and 32 seconds after the opening kickoff, it would have been one second too late. You missed a lot in those initial 211 seconds.
You missed a 49-yard march down the field by Chaminade with RB Robert Speranza bolting for the final 32 of them.
You missed an initial hike to Fordham Prep QB James McHale that sailed so high over his head that an Olympic pole vaulter couldn’t have reached it, rolling to the one yard line where the Flyers would recover it and Speranza would again convert to put the Flyers up 14-0, then again on a 17-yard run to go up 21-0, in all totaling 63 yards on the day.
You had missed a Flyers defense that did their best imitation of a brick wall, holding the rams to 13 plays in the first quarter, forcing two consecutive fourth-and-outs on their three initial possessions.
And you missed a 48-7 victory that the Flyers used to go up 2-0 on the season.
You missed a lot.
For a program that was basically at one of its lowest points two seasons ago, to win a bowl game in 2011 and to start 2012 off dominating on both lines – holding opponents to just 14 points overall thus far – instills both confidence and relief, especially considering that they will be on the road this Saturday at No. 2 Iona Prep.
“We’re getting better every week,” Flyers coach Steven Boyd said. “I don’t want to get too high with the highs but the offense is clicking and the defense is doing a good job too.”
Starting QB Sean Cerrone went 3-for-4 for 83 yards that included hooking up with Chris Gallic for a 22-yard touchdown. Senior Joseph Anile helped split time at QB, going 2-2 for 38 yards and throwing an interception.
“We’re playing around with two guys and we want to see how defenses react to them and they battle it out week to week in practice,” Boyd said.
WR Thomas Zenker also made a recovery in the endzone in the first quarter to put the Flyers up 28-0.
“That’s a great second effort type of play; that’s great to see because if we can do things like that that means we’re hustling and doing the things we should be doing,” Boyd said. “Everybody’s putting in the time and the effort, it’s a credit to the kids because they work hard, they practice hard and it’s paying off right now.”
Something not to miss.1 2 3 4 F Fordham Prep 0 0 0 7 7 Chaminade 28 13 7 0 48