continued “For the first 15 years that I coached, I was a wishbone guy,” Casamento said. “There may be some great backs (in the state), but nobody’s got three backs like I do in Salter, Pascarella and Brown. Those three kids are physical men.”
CBA fill-in quarterback Cody Radziewicz found Jack Pfohl for an 11-yard score midway through the second quarter to open the lead to 20-0. With starter J.R. Zazzara sidelined due to illness, Radziewcicz has only been playing quarterback for seven days, but Casamento said he’s already learned to run the offense quickly and efficiently,
Scott finally put Henninger on the scoreboard three minutes later connecting with Darrel West from 10 yards out. The touchdown was set up by a 49-yard run by Chris Hicks.
Salter finished the first half with 118 yards and picked up right where he left off on CBA’s first drive of the third quarter. He accumulated 89 of the team’s 95 yards — taking four of his six carries for 14-plus yards— as the Brothers drove down for a back-breaking score.
Taking a pitch left from the Henninger 21-yard line, Salter juked away from defensive back Tiquan Simpson at the 15 before running over 6-foot-1, 250-pound lineman Savon Smith at the eight and into the end zone.
“That’s what you live for,” Salter said. “That’s what we play the game for. Take it, do what you gotta do, run the ball. They can’t stop it. You’ve got to have the mindset that they can’t stop you, and that’s what happened.”
A Pfohl interception on the ensuing drive sealed the victory for CBA. The Black Knights added another TD with three minutes left as Scott found Hicks on a deep post from 24 yards out.
As Henninger headed for the buses, some CBA players took off their jerseys, ran a victory lap and performed a lackluster “Electric Slide” for the student section. Watching his players celebrate the victory, a smile crept across Casamento’s face.
“We could be good,” he said. “If we keep working, we could be good.”