Bengals prime Toledo Central Catholic, are 2-0 – Information-Herald

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Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes knows the fast wide receiver is a threat if it can get the ball to Tyreek Hill in space.

Benedictine Senior QB CJ Yarboro developed this type of connection with Senior WR Brandon Boyd.

The duo scored twice for long distance scores, and the Benedictine pass rush was overwhelming when the Bengals met on August 28th in Euclid, August 24-14.

Yarboro found Boyd for a TD strike in second overtime to beat Walsh Jesuit, 35-34, on August 20.

Boyd caught five Yarboro Aerials for 125 yards and two scores against the Fighting Irish to keep the heroics going at the start of the season.

“Two years ago and last year we were both backups,” said Yarboro. “So we had to go with the ‘2s’ and we had to learn to work together. Over time, you will see (the result) on Friday and Saturday evenings. “

@BeneBengalsFB Senior QB CeeJay Yarboro (12 of 18, 253 yards pass, 2 TDs) goes over the Bengals’ 24-14 win over Toledo Central Catholic in Euclid pic.twitter.com/t0SK4oxOW7

– Jay Kron (@ TownCenter2) August 29, 2021

The last time Benedictines (2-0) saw Toledo Central Catholic was an OHSAA regional final in 2015, with the Bengals in double overtime at 31:30.

The Fighting Irish seemed poised to conjure up those difficult memories as they took the opening drive 53 yards in 11 games and hit Ty’Waun Clark for a 7-0 lead in a 1-yard run by junior QB Ty’Waun Clark.

Benedictine took a break later in the frame when it forced a punt after a sack of Toledo left CC in a twenty-fourth situation at its own 16.

The punt was short and a subsequent personal foul penalty gave the Bengals a first down at the Irish 22.

Benedictine conceded five games later in a 2-yard Duane Jackson scoring fall. Yarboro passed Terrell Grier in 4th and 5th out of 17th for 15 yards to set up the score.

The Bengals’ fierce passing frenzy and Central Catholic’s propensity to commit penalties resulted in four consecutive punts for the Irish for the remainder of half.

“We only chose the quarterback, we knew he was left-handed,” said senior linebacker Darrell Bedingfield, who is tied to Toledo. “We played on his weakness, that was his right.

“So if the running back flares up, then one person has the running back and one person has the quarterback and let’s rock.”

@ToledoFB-bound @BeneBengalsFB Senior LB Darrell Bedingfield talks about Benedictines’ 24-14 victory over Toledo Central Catholic pic.twitter.com/a0dZWXxySG

– Jay Kron (@ TownCenter2) August 29, 2021

A long Benedictine drive culminated in a 25-yard Christian Cora field goal in the second quarter to give the Bengals a 10-7 lead.

Yarboro and Boyd wasted no time getting to work after an Irish punt 52 seconds down at halftime gave the ball near midfield and an illegal procedural penalty pushed them back five yards.

Yarboro threw Boyd over a defender down the left sideline, and Boyd missed a defender before turning on the jets and overtaking two others in the end zone to complete a 54-yard TD game and give Benedictines a 17-7 half-time lead .

“A huge weapon,” said Benedictine trainer Jarritt Goode of Boyd’s rise. “A huge weapon. A guy who has that kind of speed is always going to get attention. He helps in other areas, even when he’s not on the ball, because he always has to be accountable. “

@BeneBengalsFB Coach Jarritt Goode assesses Benedictine’s 24-14 win over Toledo Central Catholic and the 2-0 start to the season pic.twitter.com/U0DTGXJy3V

– Jay Kron (@ TownCenter2) August 29, 2021

The Bengals drove 94 yards to score in the third quarter, propelled by a 32-yard Jackson run and ended with a 34-yard strike from Yarboro to Boyd, who put the watchers on the winning goal against Walsh Jesuit in the Last week remembered.

Toledo CC responded with a 73-yard drive, which was completed by an 8-yard scoring throw in the corner of Clark’s end zone on 6-foot-6 Sam Lee.

Neither team threatened in the last frame, and the Benedictine defense kept the Irish on their side of the 50.

“They made us one-dimensional, and if you do, you can tee off,” said Central Catholic trainer Greg Dempsey. “We started well on the first trip and then somehow got used up.”

@ToledoCCHS_FB Coach Greg Dempsey collapses the 24-14 defeat of the Fighting Irish against Benedictines pic.twitter.com/s0Kh04tzJi

– Jay Kron (@ TownCenter2) August 29, 2021

Benedictines will travel to Cleveland Central Catholic on September 3, hoping to keep their momentum going.

“Our boys work hard and that doesn’t surprise us,” said Goode at the 2-0 start. “Our boys have been committed since we lost in the playoffs last year. We didn’t like it and we worked to get better. It showed itself in the first two weeks. “