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Catholic-Wirt extra points
September 28, 2008 - Jody Murphy
Parkersburg Catholic could simply do no wrong Friday night.
Everything it called on offense - in the second quarter anyway - turned to gold. On the other side of the coin, Wirt had nothing going right. Even when the Tigers seemed to get something going, it fell apart.
On the Tigers first possesion they drove to the Catholic 44, but turned the ball over on downs.
Catholic fumbled deep in Tiger territory on its first possession, but recovered and continued the march to the endzone.
After Catholic's second score the Tigers broke a nice run, but fumbled and Catholic recovered.
Later, facing a fourth and 1 at their own 44, the Tigers went with what I call their Biscuits and Gravy package - giving the ball to 310-pound lineman Zack Eberbaugh. The Tigers got the first down, but later were picked off - by Jason Williams who returned it for a touchdown.
When Catholic put it's second string in to start the second half, Wirt still could get nothing going. The Tigers lone highlight was Eberbaugh manhandling some second-string Catholic kid, who weighed about 150 pounds, then screaming at the Crusaders bench. Eberbaugh was flagged for a 15-yard penalty and spent the rest of the game on the sidelines.
Completely unrelated to the game but ... I saw ABC-ESPN analyst Todd Blackledge - you know, the former Penn State quarterback - and his family - including four boys - at the Cracker Barrel in Minerals Wells this morning.
The Blackledge clan got off a tour bus - touting Blackeldge's Taste of the Game or whatever segment it is he does.
Nobody at the Cracker Barrel bothered them.
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