• Breakers shut out RLS, move to 3-0 in league play

    By Jon Charron

    The Stevenson Pirates were no match for the Pacific Grove Breakers on Friday night. Led by solid all-around play, the Breakers beat the Pirates 33-0 to move to 4-1 overall, and 3-0 in league play. [10-17-14]

    The Breaker defense has been playing at an extremely high level since league play started three weeks ago. In their last three games, the defense has only given up 14 total points. On top of holding RLS to 0 points, they only gave up 38-yards of total offense in the game. The defense was ferocious, and constantly put pressure in the RLS backfield. Both Noah Cryns and John Buttrey added interceptions to the defense’s strong play.

    One reason the defense is playing so well according to defensive coordinator Todd Buller, is that the “kids are buying into the mindset of attacking to the ball.” Buller adds that “they are in constant communication and are on the same page.”

    Special teams also played an important role in Friday’s game. On the opening kick-off Stevenson fumbled the return and the Breakers recovered it allowing the Breakers to get off to a good start. The Breakers would drive the ball 72-yards, mainly off of strong runs by Keenan Selbicky. Selbicky would finish the drive by pounding his way in from 11-yards out to give the Breakers a 7-0 lead.

    At the start of the second quarter, the Breaker special teams would add maybe the play of the game, when Zack Miller was able to block the Stevenson punt and Uche Ebo picked it up, returning it for the touchdown. On the Breakers’ next possession, Anthony Coppla capped off a 57-yard drive with a 7-yard touchdown run to put the Breakers up 20-0 at the half.

    Late in the third quarter RLS attempted a punt from their own 13-yard line, only to have the punt sail out of bounds on their own 35-yard line. With great field position, Coppla called his own number again and took the quarterback keeper 26-yards for another Breaker touchdown. A quick three-and-out by the Pirates would give the ball right back to the Breakers with good field position to start the fourth quarter.

    From the Pirate 43-yard line, Coppla would connect with Noah Ryan for a 22-yard pick-up. Three plays later, Jason Leach finished off the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run to give the Breakers a 33-0 advantage over RLS.

    The score would hold true and the Breaker defense would complete the shut-out. “The biggest thing is that we play a lot of guys [on defense], about 18,” Buller said, adding, “We are led by three strong linebackers in Keenan Selbicky, James Donlon, and Cameron Cuellar.”

    The Breakers (5-1, 3-0) will play their next game at Gonzales (3-3, 1-2) on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

     

    Stats –

      1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Stevenson 0 0 0 0 0
    Pacific Grove 7 13 7 6 33

    Passing – Coppla, A. 9-12-105, Moore, C. 1-1-4

    Rushing – Coppla, A. 5-44-2td, Leach, J. 16-75-1td, Selbicky, K. 6-74-1td

    Receiving – Ryan, N. 2-54, Ramirez, A. 2-18, Selbicky, K. 1-21

    Defense – Buttrey, J. 1int, Cryns, N. 1int, Donlon, J. 1sack

    Special Teams – Miller, Z. 1punt block, Ebo, U. 1td

     

     

     

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 18, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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