Everyone knows the deal at Warwick, right? Quarterback Brad Garcia makes the Wildcats go.
Of course, that doesn’t happen without the big boys up front, the offensive line. Shout out to Warwick’s big boys, including Capen Burbank, James Grennan and Matt Gesner. They all contributed to Garcia’s big day in a 48-26 non-league win over Kingston on Saturday.
How big was it?
Garcia rushed for 401 yards and six touchdowns to lead Warwick (3-1).
“All the credit goes to everyone who blocked for me,” said Garcia, a senior. “It’s great, but I’m not here for personal accomplishments, I’m here for the team. It was a great win and a great prep for Minisink Valley next week.”
After his latest performance, Garcia has 1,022 yards and 15 touchdowns. He put up 345 yards and five touchdowns in a 52-26 win against defending Class AA champion Pine Bush last week. The 401 rushing yards against Kingston are the sixth most in a game in Section 9 history.
Garcia scored on runs of 2, 31, 35, 37, 46 and 60 yards, helping Warwick to its second impressive win after losing to Monroe-Woodbury 33-0 two weeks ago.
Valley Central’s Joe Rosiecki has the Section 9 record for rushing yards in a game with 514 two years ago. Millbrook’s Nick Finger put up 485 in 2008 and Saxon Smith put up 469 in 2011. Fred Riullano had 449 for Delaware Valley in 1998. They were all running backs.
Monroe-Woodbury’s Ryan Spelman has the quarterback mark with 419 yards against Warwick in 2011.
After the game, Warwick coach Greg Sirico called Garcia one of the best players – in the state.
“With Brad along with some skilled offensive players, and a great offensive line – it would put any defense in a difficult situation,” Sirico said. “Brad, you can’t measure the sixe of his heart because it’s so gosh darn big. He’s a great competitor and so tough.”
You can read more about Warwick and Brad Garcia in Sunday’s editions of Varsity845.com online and in print in the Times Herald-Record.