Football: Homecoming features lots of sacks, scores
Issue date: 10/10/08 Section: Sports
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The start of the second quarter seemed to be a defensive battle, with each team's defense recording turnovers. Whalen threw his first interception of the season and Greg Kingscott forced a fumble, which was recovered by English. The Spartans capitalized on the turnover and scored a touchdown on a 3 yard run by Checkan. On the next defensive drive, safety Brad Paramore intercepted his first pass of the season at the Case 27 yard line. Once again, the opportunistic Spartan offense turned the turnover into points by driving 73 yards in 13 plays. The drive ended with a 13-yard touchdown catch by Zach Homyk. The last play of the half was, not surprisingly, a sack by the defensive line, with Calderone and English each recording half a sack. During the first half, Case outgained Denison 287 yards to 35. Thus far through four games, Case has outscored their opponents 142 to 7 during the first half.
The beginning of the third quarter was quite uneventful until roughly the five-minute mark. Mayor of "Pick City," Kyle Minnich, cordially invited cornerback Bobby Bott to the city of dreams when Bott recorded his third interception of the season on a pick-six. Case scored its last points of the game at the end of the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Greg Meyer. Denison scored a meaningless 14 points in the fourth quarter, resulting in the final score of 45 to 14.
Leading the way defensively was the defensive line, with Calderone and English each recording six tackles and combining for four sacks (five total D-line sacks: the other sack by Richard Doolin). Offensively, Whalen lead the team in rushing with 91 yards. Homyk recorded the most catches with six and Nicely had the most receiving yards with 96. This week, the Spartans take on undefeated rival Wooster at home.