Berlin Escapes Glenolden With First Win
Week 11 News
Glenolden, PA: Berlin traveled to Glenolden in search of its first win
of the season, and expecting a dog-fight because of off-season issues
between the two sides. Fans that attended the game were not disappointed.
The Brats forced the Gangsters to punt on their very first possession, and
capitalized with a 46 yard field goal by rookie stand-out, Norm Mack. On the
next possession, Glenolden was once again forced to punt, and the Brats were
able to put the next drive in the endzone with a touchdown pass from Drew
Brees to Dwayne Smith.
Glenolden was able to answer in the second quarter, with a rushing touchdown
from T.J. Duckett after a marvelous time-consuming drive.
Berlin was able to answer with a touchdown pass from Drew Brees to David Boston,
making the score 17-7. Glenolden drove deep, but Vick threw one of his two picks
in the Brats endzone, leaving the score the same at the half.
Berlin was unable to convert on third and short, and punted the ball to Glenolden.
The Gangsters drove and scored on a touchdown pass from Vick to Keyshawn Johnson,
making the score 17-14. On the next Brats possession, Glenolden forced a punt, and
once again moved down field, only to miss a chip-shot field goal.
The Brats were able to answer in the fourth, with a time-consuming drive of their
own, culminating in a 1 yard plunge by Andy Hamilton.
Glenolden, once again, had an answer, driving the ball methodically down the field.
On third and goal, Michael Vick rolled out, and found Warrick Dunn in the endzone,
making the score 24-21.
The Brats received the ball with 2:45 remaining in the game, and were able to convert
on a number of third downs, killing what chances the Gangsters had.
Coach Grieb Press Conference
No injuries to report. Our team came out focused on protecting the football, and
trying to stop Michael Vick. We were able to keep the ball, but unable to stop Vick.
We were lucky that he threw two picks, because the combination of Vick to Johnson was
practically unstoppable. I thought Drew Brees was the difference in the game - he
found lots of receivers and made some big plays early. Our running game was thwarted,
but we were still able to move the ball with some timely short passes. We'll have to
go back and see how we can improve our defense.
Question 1: Was this an important game for you, coach?
Coach Grieb: All games are important, but we didn't want to start off 0-3. We knew we
were in for a tight one. Coach Schoen has an explosive offense. If he can open the
playbook a little more, he will be extremely dangerous. I'm glad we don't have to play
Question 2: What was different about this game from the first two?
Coach Grieb: Without a doubt, turnovers. We didn't cough up the ball, and they did.
It's sometimes that simple.
Question 3: How was Drew Brees different in this game from the others?
Coach Grieb: Well, I thought he played well in game 1, and had his moments in game 2.
It's easier to play with the lead, than it is to play from as far behind as we've had
to play the last few games.
Question 4: What can you take from this game?
Coach Grieb: We have a number of weapons on offense, and it was nice to see the ball
being distributed. We were able to control the ball when we had to, and that is a plus.
Question 5: This week, you play the Prowlers. Are you nervous?
Coach Grieb: Not nervous, but more like anxious. This will be a slobberknocker.