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October 8, 2012

Santry, Big Blue offense gives Triton big problems

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Trying to match up with Swampscott’s bevy of fleet footed receivers was a tall task for the Vikes all day long and one that Triton coach Pat Sheehan knew would be hard to replicate in practice.

“It’s tough because our mantra is to stop the run,” Sheehan noted. “You’ve got to change what you normally do because our defensive line are all run stoppers, not pass rushers, and our linebackers are run stoppers and not cover guys. They sling it around and their pass protection was sensational today.”

Swampscott would add its final score late in the fourth when Santry found a wide open Rothwell on a seam route to make it 33-14 with 7:14 left to play.

“When we actually get our offense working correctly it works nice,” said Santry who connected with five different receivers. “It’s getting better and better each game and that comes with getting more experience under our belt.”

Santry connected with fellow captain Robert Serino for a 45-yard touchdown to star the scoring.

After being plagued by slow starts, Dembowski was relieved to see his team get out of the gate early, even after the late arrival.

“I thought we came out and moved the ball well both in the air and on the ground,” said Dembowski who saw his team roll up a very healthy 447 yards of total offense. “Defensively, we were able to get stops early that allowed us to get three scores in the first half which has been an issue for us.”

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