MIDDLETOWN Mater Dei Prep football is off to a 2-0 start this season after defeating Newark Collegiate Academy 25-0 on Saturday afternoon at Robert T. Bulman stadium. Despite a few turnovers and penalties Mater Dei Prep head coach Shannon Hoadley was proud of the overall effort.
It was a point of emphasis in the huddle that the team stick together for the entire game, and the Seraphs were able to do just that taking a 13-0 lead into halftime. Quarterback Kyle Devaney had a solid game for the Seraphs, extending plays in the pocket and finding open receivers.
Devaney threw for two touchdowns in the game, including one to Eddie Lewis in the final play of the second half.
The Seraphs defense stood tall for the entire game, making big plays down the stretch and earning a shutout. Shane Mastro intercepted a ball in the fourth quarter and took it all the way for a touchdown for the Seraph’s final score of the game.
“I know my boys from coaching the defense from last year, they understand my scheme and how to attack,” Hoadley said. “It’s a group of 11 we all do it together with all the different schemes, that’s what we keep preaching, 11 Seraphs at all times.
Despite the 2-0 start coach Hoadley still believes there is improvements to be made.
“We have a lot of work to do,” Hoadley said. “There are some correctible mistakes that we know we can fix, we have a tough divisional game on Friday against Asbury Park, we are going to enjoy today, but will be back in the film room and working as a team on Monday.”
KEY PLAY: Quarterback Kyle Devaney found Eddie Lewis as time expired in the second quarter for the first touchdown of the game. It gave the Seraphs a 13-0 lead at halftime, while getting possession of the ball to start the third quarter of the game.
OFFENSIVE GAME BALL: Quarterback Kyle Devaney threw for two touchdown passes and picked up several yards on the ground.
DEFENSIVE GAME BALL: Let’s add special teams into the mix for this award, as Eddie Lewis returned a punt for a touchdown in his second straight game. Lewis does it all for the Seraphs, he was even kicking the ball off after they scored in the second half.
UP NEXT: The Seraphs will look to remain undefeated with a divisional game against Asbury Park on Friday night September 25th.
Staff Writer: Chris Parker email@example.com