In­di­ans have no an­swers for Adams

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Kev Hunter khunter@jour­nal­reg­is­

Seven times Fri­day night, the Soud­er­ton Area de­fense hemmed in Cen­tral Bucks South run­ning back Josh Adams and tack­led the elu­sive sopho­more for neg­a­tive yardage.

But the other 23 times Adams car­ried the football, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound speed­ster broke away for 195 yards and four touch­downs, in­clud­ing a 56-yard score RN WKH vHry firsW SODy IrRP scrim­mage.

Add to that a pair of TD passes by Ti­tans quar­ter­back John Pi­leggi and South’s of­fense was nearly un­stop­pable on a muggy night at Ti­tans Field, as South earned a 44-28 win over the Big Red in a Subur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence con­test.

“A lot of plays, we stopped (Adams), but on a lot of plays, they cer­tainly got the bet­ter of us,” Big Red coach Ed Gal­lagher said. “He still ran through a lot of tack­les -- he’s a re­ally good football player. We’ve been bet­ter in the sec­ondary -- we strug­gled a lit­tle bit tonight with cov­er­age, but a good quar­ter­back and good re­ceivers will do that to you.”

Jar­rett Rein­hard’s two­yard plunge brought Soud­er­ton (3-2, 1-1) within 35-28 with 53 sec­onds to play in the third quar­ter, but South got some breath­ing room when Evan Stahl’s 22-yard fiHOG JRDO sSOLW WKH uSrLJKWs to cap the Ti­tans’ (5-0, 2-0)

open­ing drive of the fourth, mak­ing it 38-28.

A false start by Soud­er­ton on fourth-and-1 led to an in­com­ple­tion on fourt­hand-6 to end the In­di­ans’ next drive, and a rough­ingthe-kicker call against the Big Red ex­tended South’s en­su­ing pos­ses­sion, which sealed the con­test with a 10yard touch­down pass from Pi­leggi to Steve seal.

Soud­er­ton had an un­char­ac­ter­is­tic fum­ble to start the third, one of three turnovers on the evening, and South dou­bled its lead to 14 with a 20-yard run by AGDPV, ZKR fiQLVKHG ZLWK 167 yards on the ground on 30 car­ries.

It was Adams who put the Ti­tans in the lead for good in the sec­ond quar­ter, rac­ing away to a 30-yard score for a 14-7 lead. Af­ter Adams reached the end zone on a one-yard plunge on fourth-and-goal to ex­tend South’s lead to 21-7, SoudHUWRQ FuW WKH GH­fiFLW LQ KDOI with a four-yard run by Rein­hard.

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