Abington battles past CR South
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.”
Cheltenham’s Ryan Phillips is brought down by Upper Moreland’s John Denslow during Friday’s Suburban One American Conference action.