This was tabbed as a rebuilding year for Dom Bosco Prep of Ramsey, NJ, after the Ironmen graduated a wealth of talent from a squad which finished the 2009 season as the top-ranked high school football team in the nation.
Well, they must build quickly in Ramsey, as Prep demonstrated it still remains among the nation’s elite in a 33-6 mauling of Gilman, which is ranked No. 1 in Maryland and had risen to No. 9 nationally after last week’s impressive 28-7 win over Good Counsel, Friday night at Morgan State University.
Don Bosco did something no one has done in the past year, as it completely shut down Gilman’s prolific offense and superstar Darius Jennings. Jennings and the Greyhound first team offense was held without a score and very little production.
The Greyhounds (2-1) took the opening kick and appeared ready to make their usual mark, as they quickly moved the ball out to midfield, but the Ironmen (1-0) shut the drive down at the point and kept Gilman on its heels the rest of the night.
Meanwhile, Dom Bosco running back Paul Canevari was running wild.
Canevari, playing his first game as a starter, busted off runs of 65, 97 and 58 yards as racked up nearly 300 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns. Quarterback Gary Nova also tossed a 15 yard touchdown pass to Leonte Caroo and Aidan Murray drilled a pair of first half field goals.
Gilman’s only score was produced by the second unit, as sophomore Max Greene rushed in from one yard out with 1:43 to play.
The Greyhounds murderous early season schedule continues next Saturday, as they will meet DeMatha at Towson University in the renewal of their classic rivalry.
Dom Bosco Prep (NJ) 33, Gilman 6
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DBP-Murray 24 FG, 3:07
DBP-Carroo 15 pass from Nova (Murray kick), 11;54
DBP-Canevari 1 run (Murray kick), 5:16
DBP-Murray 32 FG, 0:06
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DBP-Canevari 97 run (pass failed), 8:32
DBP-Canevari 1 run (Murray kick), 4:25
GIL-Greene 1 run (run failed), 1:43