No senior quarterback Cooper Weiss?
Absolutely no problem, even on Senior Night.
The Community School football team racked up three touchdowns on its first five touches and never looked back in Friday night’s 47-7 Class 2A-District 7 home win against Evangelical Christian.
The win not only was a nice bounce-back from the previous week’s 47-point loss against First Baptist, but kept Community School (5-2, 3-1) in the thick of the district race.
Weiss suffered a shoulder injury early on against First Baptist, but he’ll return this season. Fortunately for the Seahawks, they were fine without him even though Weiss has passed for 840 yards (with 10 touchdowns) and has run for 424 yards.
“He’s going to be back,” Community School coach Paul Selvido said. “We don’t know when, but he’s definitely going to be back later on this season. We’re looking forward to his return.”
Sophomore Richard Reisinger got the start for Community School and made the most of it, completing 9 of 11 attempts (one incompletion was a time-killing spike) for 161 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He was on the mark all night.
“I was so glad we got to get our young quarterback, Richard Reisinger, into the game and he played unbelievable,” Selvido said. “Fantastic job by him. He worked really hard this week in practice and we coached him up really well.”
Although he didn’t even play a half, senior Joe Lang led Community School with 167 yards on just seven carries. He suffered a non-serious shoulder injury and Selvidio played it cautiously.
“He’s fine,” Selvido said. “We had a little scare out there. We had the game in hand and we wanted to move on from there.”
Evangelical (0-7, 0-4) managed just 225 yards, 109 of them by big sophomore running back Jimmy Mera on 17 carries.
Robert Devito scored from 35 yards out on the game’s second snap, and on the next Community School play, Lang rumbled in from 57 yards out. On the Seahawks’ next possession, Lang picked up 45 yards before Reisinger hit Devito for a 17-yard TD to the right and a 19-0 lead with 5:49 left in the first quarter.
Reisinger found Owen Stayer, who made a nice, strong fingertip catch, for a 25-yard TD combo to make it 26-0.
Mera got ECS on the board with 1:19 left in the half with a 21-yard TD run, but Reisinger found Alex Murphey for a 26-yard score with just six seconds left in the half for a 33-7 cushion at intermission.
The Seahawks, who did a lot of substituting and were without Lang, cruised from there.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL 47, EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN 7
ECS 0 | 7 | 0 | 0 — 7
CSN 19 | 14 | 7 | 7 — 47
CSN — Robert Devito 35 run (Aaron Harris kick), 11:30
CSN — Joe Lang 57 run (run failed), 8:00
CSN — Robert Devito 17 pass from Richard Reisinger (kick blocked), 5:49
CSN — Owen Stayer 25 pass from Richard Reisinger (Aaron Harris kick), 7:55
ECS — Jimmy Mera 21 run (Luke McDaniel kick), 1:19
CSN — Alex Murphey 26 pass from Richard Reisinger (Aaron Harris kick), :06
CSN — Owen Stayer 14 fumble return (Aaron Harris kick), 11:47
CSN — Ben Siegel 26 pass from Richard Reisinger (Aaron Harris kick), 11:00
Rushing — ECS: Jimmy Mera 17-109, Correy Massey 9-29, Franco Joseph 12-46, Logan Pearlman 4-(minus) 11; CSN: Joe Lang 7-167, Robert Devito 6-64, Alex Murphey 6-12, Richard Reisinger 2-7, Landon Micelle 1-3
Passing — ECS: Pearlman 6-12-0-52; CSN: Reisinger 10-12-161-0, Lang 0-1-0-0
Receiving — ECS: Judson Turley 5-49, Joseph 1-3; CSN: Devito 3-47, Ben Siegel 1-26, Daniel Zuloaga 3-37, Owen Stayer 1-25, Murphey 1-26