The Dallas Jr. Mounts opened the 2012 season with a 36-6 victory over the Ed-Lark Hurricanes.
Todd Phillips opened the scoring with a 60-yard run off the right side behind a key block by Blake Chopyak. Steven Newell added runs of 50 and 80 yards.
Behind great offensive line play of Colin Zeiss, Jacob Esposito continued the scoring with a run of 40 yards and a catch of 50 yards.
The defense, led by Ryan Maloney and Hunter Love, did not give up a first down until late in the second quarter.
Ed-Lark finally scored late in the third quarter on a run up the middle, breaking a couple tackles on his way to the end zone.
Dallas travels to Plymouth today to take on the Shawnee Indians.
The Dallas Junior Mounts C-team started off the season on the right foot, winning a tight 8-0 victory over the Ed/Lark Hurricanes.
The Dallas defense was strong and totally shut down the Hurricanes offense. The defensive line of Nick Binek-Moshey, Lucas Shultz, Jared Adamski, Alex Hajikowski, Devin Richards, Josh Peters, Nick Spencer and Sawyer Christman controlled the line of scrimmage for the entire contest, limiting Ed/Lark's offense to just a few yards.
The defensive backs and linebackers consisting of Matt Esposito, Ayden Berndt, Mitch Burgess, Matt Lukasavage, Mike Ropetski and Brennan Eggleston made plays when the Hurricane backs eluded the swarming D-line.
The Dallas offense moved the ball consistently but when the Jr. Mounts got near the goal line, the Hurricanes stiffened, limiting the Back Mountain boys to just one touchdown and one 2-point conversion.
Paving the way for Dallas were linemen Tal Richards, Junior Atherholt, Bryce Chopyak, J.R.Redmond and Parker Bolesta.
Dallas used the old school "ground and pound," gaining most of its yards between the tackles with Matt Lukasavage scoring the lone touchdown and Jared Adamski scoring the 2-point conversion.
Leading the way were powerbacks Brennan Eggleston and Duane Craig.