Parkway Central Stays Patient & Dominates Seckman Friday
Colts wait out the rain and cruise to a Homecoming victory in their conference opener.
Parkway Central waited out the raindrops Friday to send Homecoming fans home happy.
Central Varsity Head Football Coach Mark Goldenberg may be the first to tell you he's not the most patient person you'll ever meet. So when severe weather hit St. Louis hard late Friday afternoon, forcing Goldeberg's Colts into a waiting game of when will we play-not play against Seckman in the team's conference opener, the scenario didn't play to one of his admitted strengths.
Goldenberg saw in person last Saturday how Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel dealt with similar problems, and it turns out his Colts (3-0) had a similar result with a 49-7 win in Chesterfield Friday.
Central dominated the line of scrimmage against Seckman all night as running backs Augie Brooks needed just 8 carries to get 107 yards and a touchdown, while Jake Bushman had 5 carries for 58 yards, 2 rushing TDs and one TD reception of 55 yards.
Central Quarterback Zach Lazenby threw for just 9 more yards on the night on one other completion, but it was a well-executed play action pass to hit Jonathan Bonner for a score to put the Colts up 35-0 midway through the 2nd quarter.
Defensively and on special teams the Colts were stout as well, getting their hands on parts of 3 Seckman punts, the first of two which led to first quarter touchdowns for Central.
Following a Bushman 25 yard scamper for six to make it 42-0, Lazenby, also the team's kicker, landed a kickoff that by rule was downed by the Colts near the Seckman goal line, giving Central possession. Khalin Saunders' 1 yard plunge with just over a minute left in the half made it 49-0.
Seckman wouldn't score until the game's final minute against Central backups who gained valuable experience playing the entire second half.
"I felt like it was worth the wait. It ended up being a gorgeous night," Goldenberg said.
"I'm not a patient person," he reminded.
The Colts won't waste any time getting ready for next week. The Colts go on the road to face Parkway West Friday.
(Statistical information provided by the stltoday.com)