Abing­ton bat­tles past CR South

Glenside News - - LETTERS - By Dave Hol­loway

There was a lot go­ing on Fri­day night at Abing­ton’s Sch­warz­mann Sta­dium.

The Ghosts were host­ing a Breast Can­cer Aware­ness night and it seemed ev­ery­one in the sta­dium had on some­thing and many shades of pink.

It was eome­com­ingI so it was a big crowdI not to men­tion the ex­tended half­time to in­tro­duce the eome­com­ing court.

Fi­nal­lyI a lo­cal tele­vi­sion net­work was on hand to broad­cast the gameI not a nor­mal oc­cur­rence for a high school football team.

SoI it could have been easy for the Abing­ton play­ers to over­look the busi­ness at hand – fac­ing Coun­cil Rock South in a Subur­ban One ka­tional Con­fer­ence game. kot a chance. “We had to stay fo­cusedI” said run­ning back Craig ReynoldsI wKR UusKHG IRU 115 yDUGs and a touch­down. “In the locker room we were ready and pre­pared and then we came out and played.”

The Ghosts strung togHWKHU WKUHH fiUsW KDOI GULvHs that net­ted 1T pointsI then stopped CR South on fourth down at the Abing­ton 1-yard OLQH 33 sHFRQGs EHIRUH KDOIWLPH DQG HDsHG WR D 30-13 vic­tory.

nuar­ter­back Dy­lan Collins got things started when he capped an eight-playI OT-yard drive with a 1-yard scor­ing plunge. The drive wDs sHW uS Ey 33-yDUG SuQW re­turn by se­nior hen­dall Ste­wart.

Sean Treacy made it 1M-M wLWK D 25-yDUG fiHOG gRDO less than a minute into the sec­ond pe­riod when a drive stalled at the CR South U-yard line.

Craig Reynolds then bulled in from four yards mid­way through the sec­ond quar­ter to make it 1T-M.

The de­fense then stopped the CR South of­fense just be­fore half.

“That was huge down there right be­fore the halfI” Abing­ton coach Tim Sorber said. “They score there and it’s seven points and then we KDvH WR NLFN RII WR WKHP (LQ WKH sHFRQG KDOI). 7KDW gUHDW stand there was re­ally im­por­tant.”

The de­fense then it sWHSSHG uS RQ WKH fiUsW SODy of the third quar­ter when Dustyn Collins scooped up a Golden eawks fum­ble and re­turned it 1T yards to the S-yard line. Collins cap­i­tal­ized with a 4-yard touch­down run.

“De­fen­sive­lyI I thought we did a re­ally nice job against the run gameI” Sorber said. “We’ve had a ORW RI GLI­fiFuOWy wLWK WKDW triple op­tion.”

Coun­cil Rock South broke up the shutout when quar­ter­back Greg Paprocki con­nected with Cameron CrosOHy RQ D 57-yDUG sFRULQg SDss mid­way through the third quar­ter.

The Golden eawks t hreat­ened againI but on the sec­ond play of t he f ourth quar­terI heith Boggi stopped Paprocki on fourth-and-one at the Abing­ton OM. The Ghosts turned it around and marched UM yards on nine plays. ReynROGs SLFNHG uS 38 RI t he yards on f i ve car­ries be­fore Collins hit Cage Gorm­ley with an U-yard touch­down pass to seal t he vic­tory.

Crosley made things slightly closer when he took an end-around 1S yards for a touch­downI but the Ghosts took care of run­ning out the clock.

Reynolds led all ball­car­riHUs wLWK 115 yDUGs RQ 21 FDUriesI while Tyler Schreiner added SM yards on four car­ries for the Ghosts.

Chris­tian Crane led the HDwNs wLWK 39 yDUGs RQ fivH car­ries.

The GhostsI now S-O over­all and 4-1 in the ka­tional Con­fer­en­ceI travel to ke­shaminy Fri­day at T p.m.

“It’s al­ways a fun game up at eeart­break Ridge at ke­shaminyI” Sorber said. “We’re start­ing a lit­tle bit at look­ing at play­offsI but one week at a time.”

Mont­gomery Me­dia / SCOTT RO­MAN

Chel­tenham’s Ryan Phillips is brought down by Up­per More­land’s John Denslow dur­ing Fri­day’s Subur­ban One Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence ac­tion.

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