Soud­er­ton rolls past Methac­ton

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Mike Cabrey mcabrey@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

Kyle Wenger had al­most WKH HQWLRH IRRWEDOO fiHOG WR tra­verse, but the Soud­er­ton se­nior was still set on turn­ing his in­ter­cep­tion into six points.

“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.

“I mean 21-M is still man­age­able, some­what. We’re GRLVLQJ GRWQ WKH fiHOG DQG then we get into that sit­u­a­tion,” Methac­ton coach Paul Lepre said. “And that’s tough to re­bound from.”

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.

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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.”

Dan Knight had 86 yards on 1M car­ries, while oein­hard col­lected T2 yards on 13 FDUULHV DV 6RXGHUWRn fin­ished with 323 yards on the ground.

“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.”

For Soud­er­ton, the vic­tory wDV WKH fiUVW Ln :HHN 1 VLnFH top­ping Neshaminy 14-13 four sea­sons ago. Methac­ton, mean­while, has not won its open­ing con­test of the year since beat­ing St. Pius u 32-6 in 2MMT.

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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Soud­er­ton held a T-M OHDG DIWHU WKH fiUVW TXDUWHU as Wil­liams capped off an eight-play, 69-yard drive with six-yard touch­down run at T:46.

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.

:HnJHU’V fiUVW LnWHUFHSWLRn set up the next scor­ing drive for the Big oed, which went ahead 21-M on Hor­ton’s one­yard run at 9:4T. Wenger pro­ceeded to give Soud­er­ton a 28-point lead as he picked off Bos­sard at the In­di­ans’ fiYH WKHn PRWRUHG GRwn the right side­line to the end zone.

“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.

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