Prep football: Syracuse gets no resistance in shutout against Skyline
Syracuse isn't the pack of Titans most Skyline fans look forward to playing.
Actually, after Friday night, the Eagles might not want to see them again, either.
Boosted by big plays and a ravenous front seven, Syracuse had no problem romping in a 30-0 victory on the road against the Eagles. From the start of the second half, the Titans crushed Skyline's spirit, holding them to only 26 yards and no first downs on offense.
"At the end, they were definitely getting down on themselves," senior defensive end Cardon Malon said. "We were just trying to keep good pressure and do our part. It was a good win."
It was quite the haul for Malon, who terrorized the Skyline backfield for three sacks. Skyline quarterback Tyler Snyder was held to 34 yards passing on a 5-for-14 night, while dynamic wideout and rusher Garrett England struggled to find any gaps in the swarming Titans D.
By contrast, the Syracuse offense rolled, starting 7 of its 13 possessions in Eagles territory. Brock Anderson led with a 10-for-14 passing performance for 146 yards and three touchdowns, while Mason Woodward rumbled for 98 yards on 15 carries with a score.
The offense was carried in particular by a few explosive bursts: A 53-yard touchdown pass on a blown coverage stood out as a highlight. Just for kicks, Anderson also knocked in a 41-yard field goal.
"It actually really helped to get the run going," Anderson said. "It helped set up our play action a lot."
Skyline, after mustering 109 yards of offense in the first half, looked lost in the second. The Eagles hardly fought back, electing to punt on their last seven possessions.
The Titans scored on their opening drive, as Woodward danced his way to the end zone on an 11-yard rush.
Syracuse didn't score again until late in the second quarter after the teams had combined for three consecutive fumbles. But after Malon ran back with a fumble recovery, it only took a short pass from Anderson to Myles Naisbitt to put the Titans ahead 14-0.
Storylines Syracuse 30, Skyline 0
R Quarterback Brock Anderson goes 10 for 14 for 146 yards and three TDs, and kicks a 41-yard field goal.
• Defensive end Cardon Malon claims three sacks and a fumble recovery for Syracuse.