Souderton rolls past Methacton
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“I looked to the side once or twice, there was a couple big guys running after me,” he said. “My only thought was get in the end zone, outrun those guys.”
Wenger did just that, taking his second pick of Methacton quarterback Brandon Bossard back 95 yards to cap off a 21-point second quarter for the host Indians, who cruised past the Warriors 35-M in Friday night’s Week 1 non-league matchup.
“I think we played a great game from the start,” Wenger said. “Coaches, they told us just go out here and have fun. Stay loose, don’t think too much. And I think we did a great job.”
Anthony Williams rushed for 1M1 yards and two touchdowns on 1T carries, while garrett oeinhold and gon Horton also ran for scores as Souderton (1-M) won its seaSRQ RSHQHR IRR WKH fiRSW WLPH since 2MM8.
“The kids really came out and they had a good mindset from the start,” Indians coach Ed dallagher said. “They were focused and they took care of business.”
Methacton (M-1) could never get things going on offense, starting the game with a pair of three-and-outs and a turnover as the Big oed built a 21-M advantage. 7KH :DRRLRRS SHHPHG WR fiQG some rhythm on one secondquarter drive — moving 5M yards down to the Souderton 15 — but that ended with Wenger’s pick six.
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The Indians allowed the Warriors just T2 yards of total offense, holding Bossard — who has verbally committed to Eastern Michigan — to 38 yards on T-of-24 passing.
pretty good on the defensive side and hurting us on the offensive side, but I know my guys are never going to quit or give up,” Lepre said. “So, I hope they understand what kind of test we had tonight.”
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“We run the ball pretty well because we have a great offensive line,” dallagher said. “Those kids really work hard in the weight room. They’re big, strong kids and they’re experienced. We got D UHDOOy JRRG VWDUW WKRVH fiUVW couple of drives just getting it down there.
“I would like to see us throw the ball a little bit better, but that’s going to come with time.”
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Both teams are home next week. Souderton faces rnionville Friday, while Methacton begins PAC-1M play against Perkiomen salley Saturday.
Prior to the game, there was a moment of silence for former Indian Derek Brown, a 2M1M Souderton graduate who died guly 5 from injuries sustained in a car crash gune 3M.
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The Indians doubled their advantage on the opening play of the second quarter, with oeinhard crossing the goal line on a 1M-yard run at 11:54 to end a 12-play, T1yard drive.
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“Our defensive line, they had a good rush on the quarterback. Made him throw it off his back foot,” Wenger said. “And the ball was just up there enough for me to get in front of the receiver and pick it off and run it back.”
Williams provided the only touchdown of the second half on an eight-yard run with 5:28 left in the fourth. Methacton 0 0 00 — 0 Souderton 7 21 07 — 35 Scoring First Quarter S — Anthony Williams 6 yard run (Jeff Wolf kick) Second Quarter S — Jarrett Reinhard 10 yard run (Wolf kick) S — Jon Horton 1 yard run (Wolf kick) S — Kyle Wenger 95 yard interception return (Wolf kick) Fourth Quarter S — Anthony Williams 8 yard run (Wolf kick) Team Statistics
MethactonSouderton First Downs 4 0 Rushing Yards 34 323 Yards Passing 38 32 Total Offense 72 355 Passing 7-24-2 3-6-1 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-0 Penalties 6-39 3-35 Punts 5 0 Individual Statistics RUSHING Methacton: Michael Cassidy 5-28; Josh Meck 1-4; Brandon Bossard 8-2 Souderton: Anthony Williams .17-101, 2 TD; Dan Knight 10-86; Jarrett Reinhard 13-72, TD; Ken Yoder 3-44; Jon Horton 8-26, TD; A.J. Curotto 2-(-6). PASSING Methacton: Brandon Bossard 7-24-0-2, 38. Soudeton: A.J Curotto 2-5-1, 13; Troy Johnson 1-1-0, 19. RECEIVING Methacton: Dillon Alderfer 3-19; Kyle Lowery 1-7; Dillen White 1-6; Cooper Given 1-5; Michael Cassidy 1-1. Souderton: Dan Knight 1-19; Tyler McKeon 1-7; Ken Yoder 1-6. SACKS Methacton: Tom Collis, Andrew DeSana. Souderton: Ben Licona 1/2, Justin Meyers 1/2, Team Sack. INTERCEPTIONS Methacton: Nico Williams. Souderton: Kyle Wenger 2.