It was the “Jack Snowball Show” at Art Wright Stadium Friday night as the Wadsworth Grizzlies defeated the Revere Minutemen 42-0.
Snowball had a hand in the first four touchdowns scored by the Grizzlies. The senior tailback ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth on a halfback option.
“We knew we had to have a good week this week”, said Wadsworth head coach Greg Dennison. “And we did”.
Wadsworth improved their record to 5-0 on the season, 2-0 in the Suburban League. Revere is still looking for their first win. The Minutemen, dealing with al kinds of injuries, are 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the Suburban League.
Snowball got Wadsworth on the scoreboard in the first quarter. The Grizzlies took possession at their own 42 yard line following a punt. Snowball showed off his passing arm as he took a pitch from quarterback Jon Kuss. Snowball pulled up on the sweep and found Mitch Gordon on a crossing pattern at the 20 yard line. Gordon shook off a tackler and went into the end zone for a 7-0 lead.
Dennison was impressed with Snowball’s passing arm. “Jack can do a little bit of everything. Gordon wasn’t real open, he had to lay it in there and he did”.
Following a three-and-out by the Minutemen, Wadsworth was at it again. An 11-play, 50-yard drive ended with Snowball scoring on fourth down from two yards out. Snowball carried the ball on seven of the eleven plays. The extra point by Luis Escudero made it 14-0 Wadsworth.
On their next possession, Snowball took the handoff from Kuss on an off-tackle play. The tailback turned the play up the field and ran past Revere safety Justin Bergh for as 73-yard touchdown run. The extra point made it 21-0.
The Wadsworth defense forced a third-straight three-and-out and took possession at the Revere 40. Snowball carries the ball three times in the five-play drive including the last four for his third touchdown of the quarter for a 28-0 Wadsworth lead.
In the first half, Snowball carried the ball 13 times for 139 yards and had 42 yards in passing.
“My running comes down to the line. It really does. Everything goes through them. They blocked that 73 yard run to perfection”.
Wadsworth completed the four touchdown outburst in the second quarter with 10 seconds remaining in the first half on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Kuss to junior tight end Nick Seme.
Wadsworth erased all doubt about the outcome on the first series of downs in the third quarter. With Snowball on the sidelines, the Grizzlies went 75 yards in 11 plays for their sixth touchdown of the game. Jon Kuss on a quarterback sweep went 32 yards for a touchdown to make it 42-0.
The only thing Snowball wasn’t successful with last night was being voted Homecoming King. “I don’t want to talk about it” Snowball said with a smile.
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