Kline got to “do his thing” again in a Blaine win

Posted: September 11, 2010 in 2010 Football Season
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From SportsPrepZone.com

by Tom Yelle
Staff writer

Second-year quarterback Eric Kline continued to do his thing as desired by head coach Shannon Gerrety Friday night: throw the ball with efficiency and run it with authority.

The result was a 385-yard night of offensive production for the senior: 296 yards passing (21 for 30) and two touchdowns and 89 yards rushing and two more touchdowns. The week before in a win over Anoka, Kline produced 397 yards in total offense.

From Blaine’s perspective, Kline’s efforts helped the Bengals take a 27-6 win on the road at Maple Grove and a 2-0 start in the Northwest Suburban Conference.

Behind Kline, Blaine put up 434 yards total offense as it looked everything like the  fifth-ranked team it was in this week’s state poll.

Blaine did most of its damage in the first quarter, scoring 20 of its 27 points.

During this initial 12-minute period of time, Kline ran for 33 yards and one touchdown, and passed to Nathaniel Mortenson and Marcel DeVeaux on plays that respectively covered 40 and 39 yards for two more touchdowns.

The first touchdown (Kline from 33 yards) followed a time-consuming drive that used up half of the first quarter.

The touchdown pass to Mortenson, meantime, was a quick high strike down the middle. Mortenson took in the pass while in full stride inside the 20-yard line and glided into the end zone.

The second touchdown pass was a perfectly arched pass into the outstretched hands of DeVeaux running into right side of the end zone.

Kline then scored from the 4-yard line in the second half to help Blaine take a 21-point lead and ultimately a 21-point victory.

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