A lot of Bishop Carroll football personnel added vivid descriptions to their job titles during Friday’s 47-7 win over Kapaun Mount Carmel on Friday night.
Running back Adam Theis became the Golden Eagles’ most threatening receiver, with 56 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while quarterback Jake Allen was Carroll’s most dangerous runner.
Geoff Tholstrup and his defensive-line mates were aggravators, most responsible for a below-par performance from Kapaun quarterback Brock Monty, who managed 173 passing yards.
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Carroll coach Alan Schuckman became a master motivator, inspiring a team with 17 new starters into a dominant showing against its biggest rival.
“We knew we’d have our hands full, but our defense just rose to the occasion,” Schuckman said. “We knew it’s just game experience. We’re in Week 3 and we’ve still got a long way to go, but we’re just going to get better and better.”
Carroll has answered an opening-week loss to Northwest by outscoring East and Kapaun 101-14. The difference has been a more versatile offense, which includes greater reliance on the run, and near-constant pressure on the opposing quarterback.
Monty, the City League’s leading passer, had his moments on Friday, but most of them came after Tholstrup and his teammates spun him around a few times.
Even after scoring Kapaun’s only touchdown, an 8-yard run in the first quarter, Monty wasn’t approaching positive rushing yardage thanks to three prior sacks. He only ended up in the black thanks mostly to his final carry, which went for 10 yards.
“I just feel a lot more energized knowing that I’m capable (of sacking him), and that I’m able to do it,” Tholstrup said. “It just makes me want to go out and do it that much more.”
Monty went 4-of-16 passing.
“He’s a pretty seasoned quarterback and I don’t know if we got in his head,” Schuckman said. “We weren’t just going to let him sit back and throw the ball, because he’s too good for that and that scheme is too good. We knew we’d have to get some pressure on him.”
Carroll scored on offense, defense (a first-quarter safety) and special teams when Gerard Eck scored on a fumbled kickoff. But Allen and Theis were constants, combining for 201 rushing yards while expanding their roles.
Allen rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, while Theis supplemented his 97 rushing yards with his receiving presence, scoring twice in the first quarter.
Theis’ receiving ability gives Allen plenty of options from the red zone and beyond. Carroll had 13 plays of 10 yards or more, and they came from all facets of the offense.
“It’s nice,” Allen said. “When a defense doesn’t allow the run, or when they’re not allowing inside-zone plays, it’s really nice to be able to go off that and be able to open up our whole offense.”
BC—Theis 13 pass from Allen (Lopez kick)
BC—Safety (KMC penalty in end zone)
BC—Allen 1 run (Lopez kick)
K—Monty 6 run (Williams kick)
BC—Theis 24 pass from Allen (Lopez kick)
BC—Allen 8 run (Lopez kick)
BC—Seyfert 4 run (Lopez kick)
BC—Eck 25 fumble return (Lopez kick)
BC—Lopez 34 FG
Rushing — Kapaun, Norris 6-28, Degenhardt 1-3, Medina 1-2, Monty 12-11; Carroll, Allen 17-104, Theis 13-97, Seyfert 6-27, Lynch 8-21, Linnebur 5-16, Gottschalk 4-11.
Passing — Kapaun, Monty 12-25-173-0 INT, Degenhardt 0-1-0-0; Carroll, Allen 6-9109-0.
Receiving — Kapaun, Hullings 4-59, Shank 4-48, Channel 2-62, Tomblin 1-2, Norris 1-2.