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By Amy Whitesall

Remember the Titans?

The Bulldogs would probably rather forget.

Chelsea football team opened its 2012 season with an error-riddled 34-27 loss to Lumen Christi Friday, giving up 362 rushing yards and racking up a dozen penalties.

Chelsea scored first on a 43-yard Zack Rabbitt field goal, but the visiting Titans tacked on two touchdowns in short order and held the Bulldogs at bay the rest of the game.

“I thought Lumen Christi was more disciplined; I thought they outplayed us,” said Chelsea coach Brad Bush.

Lumen Christi running backs Amani Bass and Isaiah Bleiler combined for 245 yards, and receiver Nick Girodat added another 70 as the Titans executed a running attack that spread the ball around just enough to keep the Bulldog defense off-balance.

Chelsea, meanwhile, gave the Lumen Christi defense all it could handle in the second half. Senior tailback Berkley Edwards rushed for 95 of his 134 yards and caught three passes for another 36. The Bulldogs lost tight end Luke Hollandsworth to a broken collarbone in the first half, but quarterback Logan Brown connected with wide receiver Kyle Koseck and halfback Colton Platt for 23 and 31 yards, respectively.

“They’re a great football team,” said Lumen Christ coach Herb Brogan, whose offensive coordinator told him six months ago that they’d need to score 35 points to beat the Bulldogs. “Their quarterback threw the ball real well; they’re a very skilled football team.  We were thrilled to be able to move the ball on them as well as we did.”

But every time the Bulldogs seemed to be laying the groundwork for a rally, they’d find a way to let the air out of it.

After cutting Lumen Christi’s lead to 14-10, Chelsea started the second half with the ball – and turned it over on a fumbled snap just three plays into the half. Lumen Christi marched it 32 yards in eight plays for a touchdown.

When a holding penalty turned first-and-goal at the Lumen Christi 7-yard line into first-and-goal at the Titans’ 19, Chelsea didn’t flinch. Edwards plowed up the middle for seven yards and Brown, flushed out of the pocket and on the run, fired a perfect strike to Koseck at the goal line for the touchdown, cutting Lumen Christi’s lead to 27-24.

The margin lasted for 39 seconds. Three consecutive first-downs later the Titans had made it a 10-point game again.

“This isn’t our best defensive team; it’s not their best defensive team. We’re about where I thought we would be,” Bush said. “I think if we don’t shoot ourselves in the foot, we win the game.”

Lumen Christi Titans vs. Chelsea Bulldogs

Lumen Christi Titans (1-0) vs. Chelsea Bulldogs (0-1)

Aug 24, 2012

Stadium: Jerry Niehaus Field

Attendance: 4,855

Score by Quarters

Lumen Christi Titans  7  7 13  7  – 34

Chelsea Bulldogs        3  7  7 10  – 27

Scoring Summary:

1st 04:12 CHELSEA – Z. Rabbitt 43 yd field goal

5 plays, 10 yards, TOP 2:07, LUMEN 0 – CHELSEA 3

00:16 LUMEN – A. Bass 14 yd run (R. Cassell kick)

10 plays, 83 yards, TOP 3:51, LUMEN 7 – CHELSEA 3

2nd 06:12 LUMEN – J. O’Dowd 14 yd run (R. Cassell kick)

9 plays, 51 yards, TOP 4:23, LUMEN 14 – CHELSEA 3

01:07 CHELSEA – B. Edwards 1 yd run (Z. Rabbitt kick)

12 plays, 58 yards, TOP 5:00, LUMEN 14 – CHELSEA 10

3rd 07:04 LUMEN – I. Bleiler 1 yd run (R. Cassell kick failed)

8 plays, 32 yards, TOP 3:48, LUMEN 20 – CHELSEA 10

05:04 CHELSEA – B. Edwards 36 yd run (Z. Rabbitt kick)

5 plays, 65 yards, TOP 1:54, LUMEN 20 – CHELSEA 17

01:01 LUMEN – N. Girodat 28 yd run (R. Cassell kick)

9 plays, 83 yards, TOP 3:59, LUMEN 27 – CHELSEA 17

4th 08:52 CHELSEA – K. Koseck 12 yd pass from L. Brown (Z. Rabbitt kick)

10 plays, 66 yards, TOP 4:04, LUMEN 27 – CHELSEA 24

08:06 LUMEN – A. Bass 9 yd run (R. Cassell kick)

4 plays, 66 yards, TOP 0:39, LUMEN 34 – CHELSEA 24

04:44 CHELSEA – Z. Rabbitt 21 yd field goal

12 plays, 65 yards, TOP 3:17, LUMEN 34 – CHELSEA 27

LUMEN  CHELSEA

FIRST DOWNS……………….       21       16

Rushing…………………       19       10

Passing…………………        1        4

Penalty…………………        1        2

Rushing Attempts…………..       51       39

Yards Gained Rushing……….      371      203

Yards Lost Rushing…………        9       16

NET YARDS RUSHING………….      362      187

NET YARDS PASSING………….       25      112

Passes Attempted…………        4       14

Passes Completed…………        2       10

Had Intercepted………….        0        0

TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS………       55       53

TOTAL NET YARDS……………      387      299

Average Gain Per Play…….      7.0      5.6

Fumbles: Number-Lost……….      1-0      3-1

Penalties: Number-Yards…….     8-72    12-74

Number of Punts-Yards………     2-56     2-61

Average Per Punt…………     28.0     30.5

Punt Returns: Number-Yards….      0-0     1-15

Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards.     5-93     6-58

Interceptions: Number-Yards…      0-0      0-0

Fumble Returns: Number-Yards..      0-0      0-0

Miscellaneous Yards………..        0        0

Possession Time……………    25:47    22:13

Third-Down Conversions……..   6 of 8  3 of 11

Fourth-Down Conversions…….   0 of 0   3 of 3

Red-Zone Scores-Chances…….      4-4      3-3

Sacks By: Number-Yards……..      1-3      0-0

Individual Statistics

Lumen Christi Titans                             Chelsea Bulldogs

 

Rushing         No Gain Loss  Net TD Lg  Avg     Rushing         No Gain Loss  Net TD Lg  Avg

——————————————–     ——————————————–

A. Bass         21  167    4  163  2 23  7.8     B. Edwards      23  134    7  127  2 36  5.5

I. Bleiler      16   82    0   82  1 25  5.1     C. Platt        10   64    4   60  0 19  6.0

N. Girodat       4   70    0   70  1 28 17.5     A. Bielecki      1    3    0    3  0  3  3.0

J. O’Dowd        9   50    5   45  1 17  5.0     L. Brown         5    2    5   -3  0  2 -0.6

D. Skean         1    2    0    2  0  2  2.0     Totals…       39  203   16  187  2 36  4.8

Totals…       51  371    9  362  5 28  7.1

Passing         Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack     Passing         Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Long Sack

——————————————–     ——————————————–

J. O’Dowd          4-2-0     25  0   16    0     L. Brown          14-10-0   112  1   23    1

Totals…          4-2-0     25  0   16    0     Totals…         14-10-0   112  1   23    1

 

Receiving        No.  Yds   TD Long              Receiving        No.  Yds   TD Long

———————————–              ———————————–

A.J. Abrams        1   16    0   16              B. Edwards         4   38    0   18

I. Bleiler         1    9    0    9              C. Platt           2   31    0   23

Totals…          2   25    0   16              K. Koseck          2   23    1   12

L. Hollandswort    2   20    0   18

Totals…         10  112    1   23

Punting          No.  Yds   Avg Long In20        Punting          No.  Yds   Avg Long In20

—————————————–        —————————————–

N. Girodat         2   56  28.0   38    0        Z. Rabbitt         2   61  30.5   31    1

Totals…          2   56  28.0   38    0        Totals…          2   61  30.5   31    1

Field goal attempts                              Field goal attempts

—————————————-         —————————————-

Z. Rabbitt      1st 04:12  43 yds – Good

Z. Rabbitt      4th 04:44  21 yds – Good

 

FUMBLES: Lumen Christi Titans-J. O’Dowd 1-0. Chelsea Bulldogs-L. Brown 3-1.

LUMEN  CHELSEA

Score…………………….       34       27

FIRST DOWNS……………….       21       16

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)…………   51-362   39-187

PASSING YDS (NET)………….       25      112

Passes Att-Comp-Int………..    4-2-0  14-10-0

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS…..   55-387   53-299

Fumble Returns-Yards……….      0-0      0-0

Punt Returns-Yards…………      0-0     1-15

Kickoff Returns-Yards………     5-93     6-58

Interception Returns-Yards….      0-0      0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)…………   2-28.0   2-30.5

Fumbles-Lost………………      1-0      3-1

Penalties-Yards……………     8-72    12-74

Possession Time……………    25:47    22:13

Third-Down Conversions……..   6 of 8  3 of 11

Fourth-Down Conversions…….   0 of 0   3 of 3

Red-Zone Scores-Chances…….      4-4      3-3

Lumen Christi Titans                    Chelsea Bulldogs

Rushing         No  Yds TD Lg  Avg    Rushing         No  Yds TD Lg  Avg

A. Bass         21  163  2 23  7.8    B. Edwards      23  127  2 36  5.5

I. Bleiler      16   82  1 25  5.1    C. Platt        10   60  0 19  6.0

N. Girodat       4   70  1 28 17.5    A. Bielecki      1    3  0  3  3.0

J. O’Dowd        9   45  1 17  5.0    L. Brown         5   -3  0  2 -0.6

Passing         AttCmpInt Yds TD Lng  Passing         AttCmpInt Yds TD Lng

J. O’Dowd         4-2-0    25  0  16  L. Brown         14-10-0  112  1  23

Receiving        No.  Yds   TD Long   Receiving        No.  Yds   TD Long

A.J. Abrams        1   16    0   16   B. Edwards         4   38    0   18

I. Bleiler         1    9    0    9   C. Platt           2   31    0   23

K. Koseck          2   23    1   12

L. Hollandswort    2   20    0   18

Punting            No.   Avg Long I20   Punting          No.   Avg Long I20

N. Girodat         2  28.0   38   0   Z. Rabbitt         2  30.5   31   1

Punt returns     No.  Yds   TD Long   Punt returns     No.  Yds   TD Long

C. Platt           1   15    0   15

Kick returns     No.  Yds   TD Long   Kick returns     No.  Yds   TD Long

K. Harris          3   57    0   30   C. Platt           4   50    0   15

D. Barrett         1   25    0   25   L. Hollandswort    2    8    0    7

Score by Quarters

Lumen Christi Titans  7  7 13  7  – 34       Record: (1-0)

Chelsea Bulldogs….  3  7  7 10  – 27       Record: (0-1)

LUMEN  CHELSEA

FIRST DOWNS……………….       21       16

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)…………   51-362   39-187

PASSING YDS (NET)………….       25      112

Passes Att-Comp-Int………..    4-2-0  14-10-0

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS…..   55-387   53-299

Fumble Returns-Yards……….      0-0      0-0

Punt Returns-Yards…………      0-0     1-15

Kickoff Returns-Yards………     5-93     6-58

Interception Returns-Yards….      0-0      0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)…………   2-28.0   2-30.5

Fumbles-Lost………………      1-0      3-1

Penalties-Yards……………     8-72    12-74

Possession Time……………    25:47    22:13

Third-Down Conversions……..   6 of 8  3 of 11

Fourth-Down Conversions…….   0 of 0   3 of 3

Red-Zone Scores-Chances…….      4-4      3-3

Sacks By: Number-Yards……..      1-3      0-0

RUSHING: Lumen Christi Titans-A. Bass 21-163; I. Bleiler 16-82; N. Girodat 4-70; J. O’Dowd 9-45; D. Skean 1-2.

Chelsea Bulldogs-B. Edwards 23-127; C. Platt 10-60; A. Bielecki 1-3; L. Brown 5-minus 3.

PASSING: Lumen Christi Titans-J. O’Dowd 2-4-0-25. Chelsea Bulldogs-L. Brown 10-14-0-112.

RECEIVING: B. Edwards 4-38; C. Platt 2-31; K. Koseck 2-23; L. Hollandswort 2-20.

INTERCEPTIONS: Lumen Christi Titans-None. Chelsea Bulldogs-None.

FUMBLES: Lumen Christi Titans-J. O’Dowd 1-0. Chelsea Bulldogs-L. Brown 3-1.

Chelsea Players: 1-B. Edwards, 2-A. Maloney, 4-M. Ruiz-Acosta, 5-L. Brown, 6-G. Stoffer, 7-C. Centofanti, 9-N. Bossory,   10-R. Knight, 11-S. Crews, 13-T. Mantel, 14-C. Bentley, 15-C. Clippert, 16-Z. Fosdick, 17-B. Fuller, 19-J. Dobberstein, 20-A. Bielecki, 21-C. Platt, 22-C. Dennis, 23-Z. Rabbitt, 24-C. Vosters, 25-A. McDougal, 26-T. Nichols, 27-H. Phillips,  28-T. Nelson, 30-E. Whitaker, 32-S. DOnahue, 33-D. Goderis, 36-E. Spero, 40-T. Baxter, 41-M. Bailey, 42-T. Waggoner, 43-L. Preston, 45-M. Hovater, 46-E. Kelly, 49-J. Jones, 50-D. Spero, 51-M. Steinhauer, 52-C. Barnes, 53-T. Fullerton,  54-S. Lungo, 55-Jm. Gaken, 56-R.J. Menge, 57-R. Kolman, 58-G. Gieske, 59-J. Johnson, 60-Q. Hess, 62-J. Slusser, 63-D. Wisniewski, 64-Z. Stephenson, 65-J. Smith, 66-A. Sensoli, 67-G. Bater, 68-A. Beaumont, 69-Jk. Gaken, 70-S. Katon, 71-D. Jacobs, 72-D. Williams, 74-T. Branham, 75-B. Ortbring, 76-F. Shanley, 77-T. Eckler, 78-M. Mesko, 79-A. deMeijer, 80-S. Kuhn, 84-L. Hollandswort, 85-K. Koseck, 88-J. Szcondronski, 89-J. LeBlanc.

 

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