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Concord overpowers Bishop Dwenger 35-21

Bishop Dwenger's Ryan Cinadr celebrates his touchdown with Keenan Centlivre in the first quarter against Concord on Friday. Concord beat Dwenger 35-21 in a Class 4A regional game. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
Bishop Dwenger's Ryan Cinadr celebrates his touchdown with Keenan Centlivre in the first quarter against Concord on Friday. Concord beat Dwenger 35-21 in a Class 4A regional game. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
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Minutemen dominate second half

Saturday, November 10, 2012 12:01 am
If the postseason really is the “second” season, let the record show that the Bishop Dwenger football team finished with a 3-1 mark and a sectional championship. It may not be a state title, but for a young and injury-stricken team, this is real success.“I'm proud of our team. They never gave up, they worked hard through a lot of adversity and they got better,” said Bishop Dwenger coach Chris Svarczkopf Friday night. “I feel really bad for our seniors because they gave everything they had to the program. But our younger guys gained a lot of experience that will help us next year and the year after.”

Unfortunately, the final experience of the 2012 season was Friday's 35-21 loss to Concord for a Class 4A Regional championship. The Minutemen erased a 21-14 halftime deficit and dominated the second half, running at will and stuffing the Saints on nearly every possession.

Concord improves to 11-2 and plays Mishawaka next Friday for the semistate title.

The momentum change came swiftly in the third quarter as Concord stopped Dwenger on a three-and-out. The Minutemen then marched 83 yards in nine plays for a touchdown with the only miscue being a failed extra-point kick.

“Their drive,” Svarczkopf repeated when asked about the Minutemen's scoring drive. “It started with their defense. They are a great team and they showed it.”

Bishop Dwenger would earn only one first down in its first five second-half possessions.

Concord coach Tim Dawson said it was exactly what his team was looking for.

“We felt like we weren't playing hard enough in the first half so we challenged our team in the lockerroom,” Dawson said. “We wanted to set the tone and our kids responded.”

Concord would take the lead on a 28-yard run by quarterback Trevor Wilmore early in the fourth quarter.

Bishop Dwenger's three touchdowns were scored by Ryan Cinadr. The junior scored on runs of 4 and 28 yards and then snagged a pitch from Ryan Watercutter to complete a 47-yard “hitch and pitch.” Quarterback Cody Miller had passed to Watercutter, who tipped it back to Cinadr.

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