BLAINE - The Blaine Borderites' prolific offense was on full display Friday, Sept. 7, against Terry Fox High School (B.C.), amassing 401 yards of total offense en route to a 44-21 victory.
Leading the way was senior tailback Mario Gobbato, who rushed for 284 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries. In the first two games of the season, Gobbato has rushed for nine touchdowns and 501 yards while averaging just above 13 yards a carry.
Sophomore quarterback Nate Kramme was happy with the way the offense moved the ball.
"We ran the ball very well and the passing game improved a lot," he said.
Although Gobbato and the running game will be relied upon to carry much of the offensive load this season, head coach Jay Dodd game planned to throw the ball more this week than last - Blaine threw the ball five times in its opening game.
"We wanted to attempt more passes and get more experience there," Dodd explained, "but we're just worried about our pass protection. We attempted 21 passes but our quarterback got beat up today."
Kramme finished the game 10 of 21 for 74 yards and a three-yard touchdown strike to senior wide receiver Brett Allen on the Borderites' opening possession of the game.
And although the offense took center stage again Friday night, adding to its season total of 94 points in the first two games, the defense played well only surrendering 21 points - 13 of that late in the fourth quarter.
"I think our team played very well on defense," Dodd said. "They had a big, strong quarterback and a couple very capable wide receivers, and that was good for us to play a team that gets in the shotgun and does that kind of stuff."
Terry Fox 8 0 0 13- 21
Blaine 16 22 6 0- 44
Blaine - Brett Allen 3 pass from Nate Kramme (Mario Gobbato run)
TF - Brad Lyons 61 pass from Trevor Casey (Mate Mcleod-Genest pass from Casey)
Blaine - Gobatto 5 run (Gobato run)
Blaine -Gobbato 43 run (Allen pass from Kramme)
Blaine - Cole Muder 10 run (Gobbato run)
Blaine -Gobbato 1 run (pass failed)
Blaine -Gobbato 4 run (pass failed)
TF - Lyons 22 pass from Casey (kick good)
TF -Casey 27 run (kick failed)
First downs 22 17
Rushing Att-Yards 39-361 33-209
Comp-Att-Int 11-22-0 9-24-1
Passing yards 72 174
Penalties-yards 5-50 12-106
Fumbles-lost 2-1 3-2
RUSHING - Blaine: Mario Gobbato 22-284, Cole Muder 4-34, Nate Kramme 2-4, Isaiah Jackson 1-5, Brian Ferrer 8-34, Rudy Nolasco 2-0. Terry Fox: Mate Mcleod-Genest 21-124, Trevor Casey 10-89, Kyle Deugau 2-(-4).
PASSING - Blaine: Nate Kramme 10-21-0-74, Marcus Potts 1-1-0 -(-2). Terry Fox: Trevor Casey 9-24-1-174.
RECEIVING - Blaine: Brett Allen 6-50, Isaiah Jackson 3-16, Cole Muder 1-8, Kaden Foster 1-(-2). Terry Fox: Brad Lyons 5-103, Nick Agnoletto 2-50, Jason Shamatutu 1-11, Adrial Sellers 1-10.