The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


September 5, 2010

Monday Morning QB: Conneaut D gets an A

Spartans slammed the door on Lakeside

The Conneaut defense more than held up its end of the bargain in a 14-0 win over Lakeside on Friday night at Municipal Stadium.

The Spartans’ held the Dragons offense to just 65 yards. More impressively, Lakeside totaled only 20 yards on the ground in the shutout.

“That’s Al Carrino, our 82-year-old coach,” Ken Parise said. “He came up with the game plan. He knew how to take away their best stuff. (Lakeside) had some miscues, like bad snaps and penalties, but I give a lot of credit to all of our coaches. They were in the zone and that really helped us.”

The defense’s success carried over to the other side of the ball.

“(The defense) stepped up and made big plays,” senior running back Chris Poore said. “That was important. They helped us get the ball back and get on offense.”

“The defense was just amazing tonight,” senior running back Andrew Goudge said. “They stopped the bal and gave us a chance to do what we had to do.”

— Bob Ettinger

In memory

n Friday’s Grand Valley-at-Fairport game was dedicated to the memory of Pam Locotosh, also known as “Loco” to those around the Skipper program. Locotosh not only had two children go through Fairport, Meghan and Tim Knotts, but was as much a devoted booster as she was a devoted mother. Locotosh passed away Wednesday.

A moment of silence was held before the game in her honor.

— Adam Raeder

Public-address humor

n Being a public-address announcer can be a tough job. It also requires a sense of humor.

Thus is the case at Perry High School on Friday night. The PA announcer mistakenly announced the ball being on the “52-yard line.” After a moment’s pause, he corrected himself by saying, “Correction, the ball is on the 48-yard-line. It isn’t like this is Canadian football here.”

— David Negin

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