Football: Crown Point racks up 27 points in second half to beat Hobart
By Kevin O’Keefe Post-Tribune correspondent August 24, 2012 11:46PM
Crown Point's Tyler Smith breaks tackles by Hobart's Drey Devereaux and Ronald Shackelford on his way to scoring a touchdown during a game on Friday, August 24, 2012, in Hobart. | Scott R. Brandush~Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 26, 2012 6:09AM
HOBART — Crown Point exploded for 27 second-half points to down Hobart 37-19 Friday night.
The Bulldogs (2-0) got two touchdowns from Tyler Smith and a 194-yard rushing effort on 25 carries from Tristan Peterson to ignite the win.
“I am really proud of the way we fought back from adversity tonight,” Bulldogs coach Kevin Enright said. “We played a very tough Hobart team tonight, playing against the Hobart tradition. Their coaches have done a heck of a job. It was hot at halftime and they have a lot of kids playing both ways. Tristan Peterson got a little dinged up early, but he fought through it and (Tyler) Smith stepped up.”
After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs struck for 10 second-quarter points. Zach Sneiderwine was good on a 30-yard field goal with 11:55 left in the half. Sneiderwine had missed a 30-yarder earlier. The Bulldogs also had a Tyler Smith touchdown run called back on a hold in the first quarter.
Smith was able to get that back, as he scored on a 4-yard run with 4:16 left in the half. Sneiderwine added the kick. The drive covered 48 yards in 11 plays.
The Brickies weren’t done, however, as they put up 10 points in the final 1:31 to knot the score at the half. An Alex Metz 13-yard run capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive as Aaron Del Grosso added the PAT. Del Grosso then showed a huge leg as he booted a 53-yard field goal with 20 seconds remaining.
After a Del Grosso 25-yard field goal gave Hobart a 13-10 lead, the Bulldogs scored 14 quick points. Jake Jatis hit Zach Plesac from 14 yards out and Smith stripped Elijah Walker after a completed pass and ran in from 20 yards out. Sneiderwine was good on both kicks for a 24-13 lead.
Metz got Hobart back in business with a 2-yard run with 7:33 remaining, but the two-point pass was broken up to make the score 24-19.
A Smith 70-yard kickoff return gave CP the ball at the Brickies 30. Three snaps later, Jatis snuck in from 1 yard out. The try for two failed and the Bulldogs led 30-19 with 6:41 left.
Luke Polus found the end zone for Crown Point from 5 yards out with 41 seconds left and the Sneiderwine kick made it 37-14.