Goodworth leads Mars attack as Kasperowicz helps in 42-6 win – Butler Eagle

He’s Bought the Items

NEW CASTLE — On the highway at New Fortress Friday evening, Mars had two quarterbacks on the sector.

Solely considered one of them was cleared to sling the soccer.

Making his second common season begin for the Planets, junior Luke Goodworth dished it out to the tune of 275 yards and a pair of air strikes in a 42-6 win over the Pink Hurricanes.

He ran a carbon copy of the Mars (1-1) assault on JV final fall till Eric Kasperowicz, the group’s beginning signal-caller as a brand new comer and sophomore, went down with an harm on the finish of the common season. Goodworth began the Planets’ playoff sport towards McKeesport — a lopsided loss — and has been known as upon by way of the preliminary two weeks of this go-round.

“I used to be actually nervous,” Goodworth mentioned, considering again to that first begin beneath the lights. “However, on the similar time, I needed to be prepared. I needed to be 100% despite the fact that I wasn’t used to taking part in with varsity.”

With Kasperowicz having had a shoulder surgical procedure in July and patiently ready to have the ability to throw, it seems Goodworth is well-accustomed now.

He went for 232 yards and two aerial touchdowns towards Montour within the group’s opener and has but to throw a varsity choose.

“That is solely his third begin,” Planets coach Eric Kasperowicz mentioned of Goodworth. “Deer within the headlights there early, however very composed tonight. He sat within the pocket, made some big-time throws. … He doesn’t must do it himself.”

To interrupt the seal on the scoreboard, Goodworth traversed left and located Aidan Alessio in the midst of the sector on a Third-and-15 play on Mars’ second possession. Alessio slipped a sort out and broke free for a 61-yard rating. Within the second quarter, Goodworth hit Gabe Hein on a seam route. The latter raced in untouched from 69 yards out.

The passer has had weapons round him to assist ease him in. Senior tailback Evan Wright rushed for 134 yards and hit pay filth 3 times on the bottom within the win, as properly.

“His job is to not exit and win it,” Coach Kasperowicz mentioned. “His job is to distribute the soccer to the right folks, get us in the best place. As a result of plenty of what we do is make selections on the line of scrimmage — hand it off, throw it, throw it to this man.”

“Evan, me and him have been taking part in since youth,” Goodworth mentioned. “I do know what he’s able to. Identical with Gabe. It’s simply good having play makers, realizing that I don’t must the work. I simply have to get them the ball and see what they’ll do in house.”

The youthful Kasperowicz, who rushed for a landing towards New Fortress (0-2), is contributing in different methods.

His brief scoring surge late within the third quarter gave Mars a 42-0 edge. As a defensive again, he additionally upended the Pink Hurricanes’ Kaevon Gardner on a sort out for loss within the second body and had an 11-yard achieve on a 3rd down display screen play in the identical quarter.

“I’m pleased with him simply with the ability to sacrifice for the group and do what’s greatest with the harm,” Coach Kasperowicz mentioned of his son. “We’re attempting to get him the ball in numerous methods to pose some issues for the protection. I feel he had a hell of a sport tonight on protection.”

It wasn’t a straightforward transition, the youthful Kasperowicz will let you know.

“It was robust early,” he mentioned, including that he doesn’t keep in mind taking part in anyplace however behind heart since youth soccer. “I feel now, I’m simply attempting to be the perfect group participant I can (and) do my function — offense, protection, no matter it’s. I’m simply attempting to do my half.”

That features nudging Goodworth now and again.

“Our playbook’s modified up just a little bit. Numerous the identical. I’m simply attempting to provide him suggestions alongside the way in which. He’s positively prepared. He was prepared because the begin.”

Whereas Kasperowicz bides his time, Goodworth will hope to proceed to function an environment friendly assault, one which New Fortress coach Stacy Robinson’s protection turned annoyed with.

“I believed we have been giving and taking the primary half, or perhaps the primary quarter and a half,” he mentioned. “Then we began making psychological breakdowns.

“The move sport, the run sport — it was a snowball rolling down the hill. We had bother each side of stopping them.”

The Pink Hurricanes have been solely in a position to put a dent within the scoreboard after a snap sailed on Mars punter Mason Childress. Two performs later, Gardner rumbled in from 9 yards out.

Mars 7 21 14 0 — 42

New Fortress 0 0 0 6 — 6

First Quarter

M — Aidan Alessio 61 move from Luke Goodworth (Mason Childress kick), 6:41

Second Quarter

M — Evan Wright 7 run (Childress kick), 9:55

M — Wright 6 run (Childress kick), 8:43

M — Gabe Hein 69 move from Goodworth (Childress kick), 1:30

Third Quarter

M — Wright 8 run (Childress kick), 7:17

M — Eric Kasperowicz 1 run (Childress kick), 0:39

Fourth Quarter

NC — Kaevon Gardner 9 run (move incomplete), 4:46

Particular person Statistics

Dashing: Mars, Evan Wright 22-134, Eric Kasperowicz 2-21, Mason Childress 3-5, Ayden Yocum 4-5, Nathan Tak 1-(-5), Luke Goodworth 2-(-12). New Fortress, Kaevon Gardner 10-93, Malik Jefferson 6-23, Mason Prepare dinner 2-16, Nate McKnight 1-(-1), Kyrell Harris 7-(-13), TEAM 1-(-1).

Passing: Mars, Luke Goodworth 16-28-275-0. New Fortress, Kyrell Harris 4-10-34-0.

Receiving: Mars, Gabe Hein 6-133, Aidan Alessio 5-120, Eric Kasperowicz 1-11, Blake Yates 1-8, Logan O’Brien 1-3, Evan Wright 1-(-6). New Fortress, Kaevon Gardner 2-16, Nate McKnight 1-13, Malik Jefferson 1-5.


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