Turnovers haunt Bears in loss to PW

Public Spirit - - OPINION - By Nick Iuele

ni­uele@mont­gomerynews.

com It doesn’t mat­ter how good a team looks throughout the game. All that mat­ters is putting points on the score­board and Ply­mouth Whitemarsh did enough of that to spoil rp­per More­land’s home opener in a 21-7 win.

“We grinded it out this game and did what we had to do to win,” P-W coach Dan Chang said. “I was proud of how the guys came out tonight. It was a to­tal team ef­fort to­day to get it done.”

De­spite own­ing most of the pos­ses­sion and the more im­pres­sive stats, rp­per More­land could not con­vert good drives into points. P-W sim­ply took ad­van­tage of WuUQRvHUV, PLVWDNHV DQG fiHOG po­si­tion to get a league win on the road.

“We made too many mis­takes to win against a good team like PW,” rp­per More­land coach Dave Hey­ing VDLG. “7KH SLFN VLx wDV EDG, turnovers re­ally killed us. We also couldn’t score when we got close, but that was a com­bi­na­tion of good PW de­fense and just not get­ting the job done.”

The Bears and Colo­nials played to a score­less and WRRWKOHVV fiUVW TuDUWHU, EuW rp­per More­land’s Vince Cardelli blocked a punt with 2:44 re­main­ing. The spe­cial teams play al­lowed WKH BHDUV WR KDvH JRRG fiHOG po­si­tion and got to the PW 8-yDUG OLQH DV WLPH HxSLUHG.

The PW de­fense played the pass well and did not let the Bears in the end zone. rp­per More­land had to setWOH IRU D fiHOG JRDO, EuW DDQny Cripps’ 35-yard at­tempt just fell short in the open­ing min­utes of the sec­ond quar­ter.

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