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In the fourth quarter criday nightI Souderton Area’s running game started taking over and the Big oed also got a pivotalI game-tying touchdown from their special teams.
But Souderton just could not stop Indians quarterback Tom Pancoast.
Pancoast’s P0-yard touch- down run was the difference in Unionville’s O9-OP win over the Big oed in a nonleague contest at Souderton.
“Tom Pancoast is a fantastic athleteI” Souderton coach bd Gallagher said. “ee really put the team on his back and won the game for them.”
Pancoast had broken a 1S1S tie early in the fourth on a S1-yard scoring run. The verVDWLOH QB fiQLVKHG wLWK 181 yards and two touchdowns on 1T carries and he also threw for TP yards and a touchdown.
“The offensive line was opening up some pretty big holes and I only had to win a one-on-one to pick up a big gainI” Pancoast said of his key runs. “Coming all the way up here to play a Suburban One teamI this was a really big win for us.”
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“That was huge. The blocking was very good on our wedge return and Anthony Williams is a very special athleteI” GDOODJKHU VDLG. “, fiJuUHG RQFH he gets a seamI I knew he could take it all the way in.”
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“It was opening upI and unfortunately we didn’t really get to do it againI” Galla- gher said. “We had the kickoff return for a touchdownI which was niceI but when we got the ball back again with a minute and a halfI Ethere wasn’t enough time).”
The two teams combined for OT points in a wild fourth quarter.
“Never had that happen beforeI” Pancoast said smiling.
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Unionville broke the scoreless tie on a PO-yard touchdown pass from Pancoast to Tim ChristopherI who then picked up a bad snap on the extra-point attempt and threw to Dom DiBiaggio for the two-point conversion and an 8-0 lead.
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It was Souderton’s only lead of the eveningI as Unionville pulled ahead 16-9 LQ WKH WKLUG RQ D 42yard run by DiBiaggio. Pancoast’s ensuing two-point conversion run was a small preview of his much longer runs in the fourth.
“They’re a good football team. I give them a lot of creditI” Gallagher said. “Their kids played very hardI they’re well-coachedI well-disciplined kids. I told our kidsI ‘you’re going to EH SODyLQJ fivH PRUH WHDPV like that — playoff-caliber teamsI and if we want to get to the playoffsI we’re going to have to beat at least four of themI so we have to step it up.’” 8 0 0 9 813 - 29 014 - 23 Unionville Souderton Scoring U - Tim Christopher 32 pass from Tom Pancoast (Dom DiBiaggio pass from Christopher), 5:42 S - Jeff Wolf 33 field goal, 8:14 S - Jarrett Reinhard 14 pass from A.J. Curotto (run failed), :31 U - Dom DiBiaggio 42 run (Pancoast run), 6:55 S - Dan Knight 15 run (Wolf kick), 8:30 U - Pancoast 61 run (Sean Barnes kick), 6:42 S - Anthony Williams 90 kickoff return (Wolf kick), 6:30 U - Pancoast 30 run (run failed), 1:57 UnionvilleSouderton
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0 1 First Downs Rushing yards Passing yards Total yards Passing Punts Penalties-yards Fumbles lost RUSHING Unionville- Brad Pechin 7- 18; Tom Pancoast 17-181, 2 TD; John Stradling 6-32; Dom DiBiaggio 1-42, TD; Tim Christopher 1-(-1); Souderton-Jarrett Reinhard 13-50; Dan Knight 10-75, TD; Anthony Williams 12-61; Jon Horton 3-23; Curotto 2-0 PASSING Unionville-Pancoast 5-12-73-1-0; Souderton-Curotto 4-13-39-1-0 RECEIVING Unionville-Tim Christopher Patch Johnson 4-41; Souderton-Kyle Wenger 1-11; Williams 1-8; Reinhard 2-20, TD.