EDGEWOOD — Badin beat Fenwick last week to advance to 4-0 for the first time in five seasons. Carroll was coming off a shutout loss to Alter and hoping to change the tides.
The Patriots were unable to get anything going offensively from the start all the way until the finish. On their opening drive, they fumbled it to Badin on a snap that went almost 30 yards back into their own territory.
Badin’s Landyn Vidourek took a quarterback keeper up the middle to capitalize on the mistake and give the Rams a 7-0 lead.
Several punts by both teams maintained Badin’s 7-0 lead through the first quarter. However, things changed rather quickly in the second.
A drive into Carroll’s territory resulted in a five-yard scamper by the speedy Jonathan Walsh of Badin. Carroll, once again unable to get the ball moving on offense, had to punt.
Badin moved down field quickly yet again, resulting in a touchdown pass to the tight end Zachary Siegler for a 9-yard score. Badin led 20-0 after a missed extra point.
It looked like the Rams were going to score again, as they drove well into Patriot territory, but Elliot Braun intercepted Vidourek to put Carroll on Badin’s side of the field.
Unfortunately for the Patriots, they were unable to capitalize, and when the clock hit zero, the halftime score was 20-0 in favor of Badin.
Badin came out with a fire on the second half’s opening kickoff. John Russo took the ball 80 yards to the house to extend the lead.
The Rams scored again later in the quarter via a touchdown pass to Braedyn Moore. 34-0, Rams, after three.
With a running clock, no one was able to get the ball moving efficiently in the fourth quarter, holding the final score as 34-0, Badin.
Carroll has been shut out in back-to-back games and has been outscored 82-0 in that span. Meanwhile, Badin advances to an unblemished 5-0.
The Patriots accumulated only 42 passing yards on 23 attempts. Their highlight player was running back Fanuel Uwishimwe, who ran for more than 100 yards and was really the life of the offense.
On the other side, Vidourek threw for two touchdowns and was able to move the ball efficiently for the offense. A rather large running back committee also produced for the Rams, as they mustered 175 yards on the ground.
Next week, Badin will have to get through a 3-1 McNicholas team to advance to a perfect 6-0. Carroll will look to end its three-game losing streak, as well as its two-game scoreless streak, against Fenwick. Both games will be played at 7 p.m.