Soud­er­ton bat­tles past Neshaminy

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Chris­ti­aan Defranco cde­franco@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

Against a Neshaminy team that hadn’t al­lowed a SoLnW Ln WKH firsW Wwo wHHNs of the sea­son, Soud­er­ton PaGH a :HHN 3 sWaWHPHnW on the road.

The In­di­ans gut­ted Neshaminy’s run de­fense and rum­bled to three touchGowns Ln WKH firsW KaOI, LnFOuGLng a SaLr Ey WaLOEaFN An­thony Wil­liams, en route to a dom­i­nat­ing, 18-7 vicWory aW HHarWErHaN 5LGgH on Fri­day Night.

“We wanted to come out fast,” said Wil­liams, who rushed for 165 yards on eight car­ries. “Neshaminy’s a great football team and we had to be per­fect tonight. I’m glad we were able to show that Soud­er­ton is a good football pro­gram and that Soud­er­ton is go­ing far.”

It had been four years since Soud­er­ton had beaten WKH 5HGsNLns, wKo GHIHaWHG WKHLr firsW Wwo oSSonHnWs WKLs sea­son by a com­bined score of 69-0.

“This was our last non­con­fer­ence game and it was great to beat Neshaminy,” saLG sHnLor BLg 5HG IuOOEaFN anG OLnHEaFNHr -ar­rHWW 5HLnKarG, wKo PaGH SOays aOO ovHr WKH fiHOG, LnFOuGLng a touch­down, fum­ble re­cov­Hry, saFN anG PuOWLSOH WaFNles.

“I’ve played since I was a sopho­more and we lost to them two years in a row, and LW suFNHG,” 5HLnKarG saLG. “We’re an hour drive from here, they’re al­ways good, and this is a great feel­ing.”

Soud­er­ton, which amassed 441 yards of of­fense, out­gaLnHG WKH 5HGsNLns Ey nearly 200 yards and held WKHP Wo MusW fivH firsW Gowns through three quar­ters. The BLg 5HG LPSosHG LWs wLOO uS front, push­ing Neshaminy around and win­ning the in­di­vid­ual phys­i­cal bat­tles.

“They’re a big, strong, phys­i­cal team, but so are we,” Soud­er­ton coach bd GaOOagKHr saLG. “, WKLnN our NLGs rHPHPEHr IroP OasW year that we did have some suc­cess run­ning the football. , NHSW sayLng Wo WKHP aOO wHHN, ‘You Fan Go LW. You’vH got to be­lieve that you can

do it. Don’t get on the bus and go down there if you don’t be­lieve you’re go­ing to do it.’”

Neshaminy turned the ball over three times. A pivRWDl SlDy FDPH RQ WKH firsW se­ries of the night. Af­ter ‘Skins quar­ter­back Hugh Hart daz­zled the crowd by scram­bling 53 yards to Soud­er­ton’s 21-yard line, In­di­ans cor­ner­back Tyler McK­eon picked him off at the 10.

Two plays later, the dy­namic Wil­liams ex­ploded through the de­fense for a mega-gain of 80 yards, set­ting up his own 10-yard touch­down run that put the Big Red ahead.

Wil­liams fol­lowed it up on the next Soud­er­ton se­ries by tak­ing an inside re­verse 56 yards to the house.

Rein­hard added to the score in the sec­ond quar­ter when he reached the end zone up the mid­dle from 20 yards out. The In­di­ans’ traps and coun­ters were ef­fec­tive be­hind well-ex­e­cuted blocks com­bined with skill­ful, bold run­ning.

Neshaminy got on the board in the fourth pe­riod with less than six min­utes re­main­ing, when Hugh Hart found Justin An­drews for a 22-yard TD com­ple­tion.

Twice in the first half, the Redskins squan­dered good field po­si­tion by fum­bling the ball away. Down 12- 0, An­drews re­turned a kick 42 yards across mid­field, but Soud­er­ton’s Kyle Wenger re­cov­ered the ball three plays later. Early in the sec­ond quar­ter, Rein­hard pounced on a ‘ Skins fum­ble at the Soud­er­ton 45.

AlsR LQ WKH firsW KDlI, 1Hshaminy’s Cole Creighton re­turned a punt 38 yards to the In­di­ans’ 43, but the en- su­ing drive went three-and­out.

The Big Red chewed up clock in the third quar­ter with a pair of long, non­scor­ing drives. Neshaminy mounted a long drive of its own down to the Soud­er­ton 15, but stalled on fourt­hand-two when the In­di­ans stuffed a short pass in the EDFN­fiHld.

Af­ter a gar­gan­tuan per­for­mance in the first two quar­ters, Wil­liams didn’t carry the ball in the sec­ond half be­cause of a tweaked an­kle. He’s dayto- day.

Soud­er­ton had two PATs blocked and a failed 2-point con­ver­sion, re­sult­ing in the un­usual 18-point score.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

North Penn,Soud­er­ton and Cen­tral Bucks South girls launch in their cross coun­try meet at North Penn on Wed­nes­day.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

North Penn coach Dick Beck gives in­truc­tions to quar­ter­back Austin Shearer dur­ing Fri­day’s game against St. Joseph’s Prep.

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