Knights keep rolling with win over SV

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FOOTBALL FRIDAY - By Candice Mon­hol­lan For Dig­i­tal First Me­dia @CMon­hol­lanDLN on Twit­ter

WESTTOWN >> The West Ch­ester Rustin foot­ball team sent a clear mes­sage to Sun Val­ley in the first pos­ses­sion of the game that they were go­ing to be in their top play­ers’ faces all night long.

Se­nior Con­ner Cum­mings broke through Sun Val­ley’s of­fen­sive line on the the first two plays, sack­ing quar­ter­back Gabe Boc­cella both times.

It wouldn’t be the last time Boc­cella was taken down or chased in the game as Rustin came away with a 42-7 romp­ing of the Van­guards.

“It was a real good win against a very tough team,” said Rustin head coach Mike St. Clair. “We’re get­ting healthy at the right time and we’re do­ing the things we do. We’re pretty happy with the win tonight.”

Rustin’s de­fense kept Sun Val­ley to just 214 yards in the game and forced an in­ter­cep­tion.

“Our D-line has been play­ing re­ally well all year,” St. Clair said. “We’re get­ting a lot of guys back from be­ing in­jured and we’re just get­ting to­gether at the right time here.”

A big piece for Rustin in the win came in three parts — ju­nior Ty Pringle, se­nior Bran­don Fra­zier and se­nior Kevin Sweeney.

The three car­ried the ball 31 times to­tal for a com­bined 371 yards, over three quar­ters of Rustin’s to­tal yardage on the night, and ac­counted for all six touch­downs.

“It’s re­ally nice to get to play my start­ing back­field for the first time this year,” St. Clair said. “They have all been hurt at dif­fer­ent times. The of­fen­sive line did a great job. It was just a re­ally nice game tonight.”

For Sun Val­ley, though, the play­ers were still try­ing to get into a rhythm and get into their new po­si­tions on the field.

“We had one in­jury and we don’t have a lot of depth, so when you have one in­jury, you kind of move three parts around,” said coach Ray Gionta. “The kids that are in there have been prac­tic­ing as back­ups, but that’s not an ex­cuse. We have to give a lot of credit to Rustin.”

With the end of the reg­u­lar sea­son quickly ap­proach­ing and his play­ers get­ting healthy at the right time, St. Clair is happy to see his team click­ing to­gether and run­ning on a five-game win streak.

“All wins are the kind of wins you need,” he said. “It’s nice to be on a lit­tle run right now with a real tough game com­ing up next week.”

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