(photo by Rick McIntyre, Excel High School Sports/McIntyre Imaging)
Flyers Up To Task
(by Steven Stremming)
The Dayton Flyers showed once again why their program is not only a perennial top program in the Pioneer League but a FCS factor too.
The Flyers bolted out to a dominating 31-3 lead behind a 24 yard pass from Alex Jeske, a redshirt sophomore to Jack Euritt to get the Flyers out to a 7 to nothing lead. Ryan Skibinski followed that score up five minutes later with a 23 yard catch of us own from Jeske.
Dayton led 14-3 when Drew Bevelhimer kicked a 36 yard field goal to put three points up on the board for the Bulldogs early in the 2nd quarter.
Dayton would go on to score twice more before half as Jeske passed to Ian Palin and Sean Prophit scored from a yard out to extend the Flyer lead.
After a extended break, due to a ambulance leaving the stadium area without another ambulance being in place the game continued with William Will kicking a 38 yard field goal to make the score 31 to 3 Dayton.
Many teams would have folded the tent, gathered what they brought with them and headed home but not these 'Dogs of Head Coach Jeff Voris.
Voris' young team (the roster includes only 14 seniors) gathered themselves together and marched down the field and scored when Malcom Weaver found Danny Cotter on a nine yard pass and Bevilhimer kicked the extra point to bring the game to a 31-10 difference.
The Dogs were not done yet, as again they marched the field and found the end zone as Anthony Scaccia scored from seven yards out to bring the score to 31-16.
The Dogs would drive the field again with sophomore quarterback Will Marty but time expired.
Butler now drops to 3 and 5 but have three games that are within reach of the Dogs. Games against Valparaiso, Morehead State and Drake to end the season.