Late drive lifts Rams past CB West

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

In a tie game in the fourth quar­ter Fri­day night, Pen­nridge coach Randy Cuth­bert was not tak­ing any chances.

With 72 yards to reach the end zone, Mike Class and Macken­zie Craw­ford were go­ing to carry the Rams there.

“The game was on the line, so I wanted the ball in my best guys’ hands,” Cuth­bert said. “Mike and Kenny are go­ing to be touch­ing it, we were try­ing to mix it up, to keep them a lit­tle bit off bal­ance and to who’s go­ing to get it.”

Class was the one who SuW WKH fiQLVKLQJ WRuFKHV RQ the 12-play drive, as his 10yard touch­down with 1:26 re­main­ing al­lowed vis­it­ing Pen­nridge to hold off Cen­tral Bucks West, 28-21, in a Subur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence matchup at War Memo­rial Field.

“I got the ball and I saw they had a guy com­ing through. And I tried to cut it back and I got hit,” said Class of the game-win­ning score. “But luck­ily I broke the tackle and went through. And then I had an­other guy com­ing at me, and I just gave him a lit­tle stiff DUP DQG , ZDV DEOH WR fiQG WKH end zone.”

Class ran for 168 yards and three touch­downs, while Craw­ford had 128 yards and a score as the Rams (4-1, 1-0 con­fer­ence) earned their third straight vic­tory.

“I think the best part is know­ing that my team didn’t quit,” Class said. “And they didn’t quit on any­body else. And know­ing that hav­ing that last drive, com­ing out, KDvLQJ WKDW fiUH uS LQ RuU stom­achs. Know­ing that we wanted to win more than they did.”

Sher­rod Hig­gin­botham had both a rush­ing and re­ceiv­ing touch­down, while Cody Riemen­schnei­der had a pair of touch­down passes for Cen­tral Bucks West (2-3, 0-2), which has lost its last three games.

The Bucks trailed 14-0 af­ter a Craw­ford 38-yard touch­down run at 3:44 in the sec­ond quar­ter, but ral­lied to pull even at 21-21 at 6:53 in the fourth on Riemen­schnei­der’s 35-yard touch­down pass to Kurt Lo­gan and two­point con­ver­sion.

Pen­nridge then took over at its own 28 with 6:57 re­main­ing. Of the 12 plays on the drive, 10 were runs by ei­ther Class or Craw­ford . The other two plays were a two-yard run by John Kim and quar­ter­back Alex Krivda con­vert­ing a third-and-6 from the Rams’ 44 with a 16-yard pass to Kim.

“I think the line played well. It was a heavy front to block against, but I think they did a good job of get­ting the guys some holes,” Cuth­bert said. “Kenny and Mike when they got through, they got a bunch of yards.”

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