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Seton cruises past Parker and into semifinals

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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 7:22 pm | Updated: 1:42 am, Sun Nov 13, 2011.

Seton Catholic's offense continues to emphasis the quick in quick-strike play.

The No. 4 Sentinels made it look easy as they rolled to a 49-7 win over No. 12 Parker in a Division IV quarterfinal game Saturday at Paradise Valley High School.

The Sentinels (12-0), who have scored at least 41 points in 10 consecutive games will play next Saturday night in the semifinals.

Parker finishes the season 9-5.

All seven of Seton's touchdown drives lasted less than nine plays, took less than two minutes, five seconds and it scored the game's first 28 points.

Ryan Bresnahan directed the scoring attack, passing for five scores as he completed 14 of 15 attempts for 232 yards. He now has 50 touchdown passes on the season, only five shy of tying the single-season state record.

"It's great to win and move on," said Bresnahan, whose only incompletion was an interception he threw on Seton's third possession and his sixth pass attempt. He now has two interceptions on the season.

"We want to keep playing our game. We know we can improve."

Seton coach Rex Bowser said the key for Bresnahan is being patient.

"Their safeties were playing really deep, so the underneath stuff was wide open," he said. "I talked to Ryan just before half about taking what was open. I think all quarterbacks want to throw it deep all the time."

Adam Engelbert caught four of the scoring passes, including a 64-yard swing pass on the game's second play.

"We weren't as sharp as we have been early-on," said Engelbert, who finished with five receptions for 125 yards. "This team had us worried. They play a different type of offense and we didn't run the ball very well."

Engelbert also caught scoring passes of 4, 5 and 25 yards. His 5-yard catch came on fourth-and-goal on Seton's second possession after an interception, one of three Parker turnovers.

The Sentinels, already leading 28-7, scored three times in the third quarter in less than 9 minutes. Daniel Garlid caught a 5-yard pass, A.J. Ciferno ran from two yards out and Engelbert capped the scoring with a 4-yard catch.

After rushing for nearly 100 yards in the first half, Parker managed only 89 total yards in the second half. It also committed 15 penalties for 94 yards and never got the ball into the red zone in the second half.


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