Sep. 18—BLACKSVILLE — Carson Shriver had a double-triple on Friday, and had he been asked to run a few more routes in the passing game, the junior just may have pulled off what may be the rarest feat in football.
As it was, Shriver passed for 119 yards and two touchdowns and also added 110 yards rushing and another score to lead Clay-Battelle past Beallsville (Ohio), 50-18.
A triple-triple—we're not exactly sure what the official name would be—would see a player pass, rush and receive for 100 yards in the same game.
Shriver caught just one pass, but it went for 34 yards against the Blue Devils (1-3).
"Is it possible, yeah, I think it can be done, " Shriver said. "That would be pretty awesome."
And maybe never done before. A Google search for the feat brought up no examples, but did mention former NFL stars Priest Holmes and Walter Payton had two games in which they recorded 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game.
But, Payton, as great as he was, was never asked to line up under center and run a roll-out pass.
That's the uniqueness behind the Cee-Bees offense, one that had 322 total yards and a 43-8 lead at halftime.
Shriver's versatility comes because C-B (3-1) also has the same versatility in junior Drew Boczek, who had an equally impressive night.
Boczek passed for 64 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 27 yards and a score and also caught four passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
They both play quarterback, but have their own strengths that allows C-B head coach Ryan Wilson to get creative.
"We're obviously blessed to have two great athletes back there, " Wilson said. "The thing about it is Drew is still learning our system a little bit. People may think he's got it all down. Once he does, it can only make us better. Right now, he's just an athlete making plays back there for us."
Shriver called themselves "the dynamic duo, " although in this case both he and Boczek may be Batman.
"Drew is the better passer, but he can also make plays running and catching, " Shriver said. "I'd say I'm more of the runner.
"The best part about it is we can both do a lot of good things and we keep defenses guessing. I mean, there's no way defenses are going to know if we're running or throwing or which one of us may go out for a pass."
Boczek was the receiver on Friday, and if it sounds weird for a coach to ask his passer to go out and catch passes, the Cee-Bees have the potential to get even more unconventional.
"We've got stuff where we can both line up as the quarterback, " Shriver said. "Defenses wouldn't know which one of us is going to get the snap."
Shriver was the runner. His 110 yards on the ground all came in the first half. He then added a 73-yard bomb to Boczek with 3:28 left in the third quarter to cap the night.
Brady Ammons added 42 yards rushing and a TD for the Cee-Bees, who finished with 399 yards of offense while playing mostly JV players by the fourth quarter.
Beallsville quarterback Brandon Louden had 124 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the Blue Devils.
"I really like our overall improvement, " Wilson said. "I go back and watch us during the first week to now, I see our guys on the outside becoming much better tacklers on defense and our guys blocking on the edge are doing a much better job. We do have a few injuries that are cutting into our depth, but I like how other guys have begun to fill in some of the holes."
Beallsville 0 8 0 10—18 Clay-Battelle 22 21 7 0—50 SCORING SUMMARY C-B—Carson Shriver 13 run (Matt Gadd pass from Shriver)
C-B—Zach Hall 4 pass from Drew Boczek (Drew Mercer kick)
C-B—Boczek 20 pass from Shriver (Mercer kick)
B—Brandon Louden 44 run (Louden run)
C-B—Brady Ammons 1 run (Mercerk kick)
C-B—Seth Sheets 2 run (Mercerk kicK)
C-B—Boczek 14 run (Mercer kick)
C-B—Boczek 73 pass from Shriver (Mercer kick)
B—safety, Gunner Gum tackled in end zone B—Louden 1 run (Louden run)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Clay-Battelle—Shriver 11-110 TD, Boczek 3-27 TD, Ammons 6-42 TD, Maddox Shriver 3-39, Sheets 1-2 TD, Jacob Shriver 7-(-4), Gum 2-(-8), Maverick Gum 1-(-1), Team 3-(-3). Beallsville—Louden 18-124 2 TD, Garrett Perkins 6-87, Bradley Moats 4-13, Conner Hagen 1-4, Adam Gouveia 1-3.
PASSING: Clay-Battelle—Shriver 4-4 119 2 TD, Boczek 3-5 64 TD. Beallsville—Louden 2-10 3.
RECEIVING: Clay-Battelle—Boczek 4-119 2 TD, Shriver 1-34, Hall 1-4 TD, Mason Chisler 1-26. Beallsville—Gouveia 1-6, Hagen 1-(-3).