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C-S wins blowout season opener then falls at home

9/04/08 (Thu)

C-S wins blowout season opener then falls at home Scott Jung has a majority of his veteran players back in his third year as head coach for Center-Stanton. A squad that knows him and that he is comfortable with too. However, there are a couple key positions left void of an experienced player to stand in. Or so the coach thought until his sophomore signal caller Wendlin Berger earned 200 all-purpose yards in his varsity debut as the Wildcats crushed the Shiloh Christian Skyhawks at their home field last Tuesday. The 34-8 9-man Region 6 victory started the season off right for Center-Stanton. “Obviously, we’re very happy with what we saw in Wendlin tonight,” Jung told The Bismarck Tribune. “He started as a defensive back for us last year, but he didn’t take many snaps at quarterback. But he’s a great athlete and we put him at that position this year because he has a lot of ability. He can throw the ball and run it. And he has a good head on his shoulders. He made some good decisions.” Berger was just the catalyst the Wildcats needed as they were held scoreless in the first quarter. Then at 10:08 in the second, the 5-foot-9, 138-pound quarterback scrambled for a 30-yard run to greet paydirt. Less than seven minutes later, Berger again say the promise land as a 1-yard dive put six on the scoreboard. After Berger connected with Tyler Price for the two-point conversion, C-S jumped ahead 14-0. The Wildcats weren’t done yet as the clocked showed just 33 seconds until halftime, Jacob Henke bust out with a 76-yard run to add six points himself. Joey Barth caught the two-point conversion pass from Berger to end the first half up 22-0.