Turnovers haunt Bears in loss to PW
Terry Brown set up a 30yard touchdown run by Corey Kelly put the Colonials up 7-0. The drive was a mix of illusive running and poor tackling, but nonetheless PW gained a lead against the run of play.
Hooker was beginning to find a throwing rhythm, but at two minutes remaining in the half Knox threw an errant halfback option pass right into the hands of PW’s Pete Giorgio, who then returned the ball 83 yards to the Upper Moreland 10-yard line. Brown then promptly ran the ball into the end zone on the next play, putting PW up 14-0 right before the half.
Throughout the half, Upper Moreland looked the better team, but costly mistakes and lack of execution held the Bears from putting any points on the board.
The Bears’ luck did not change much in the second half. Less than four minutes into the third quarter, Brown returned an interception 28 yards to the house, putting the Colonials up 21-0. Upper Moreland put together an impressive drive of throws and runs at the end of the third, but despite having a fresh set of downs on the 2-yard line, they could not punch it in.
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The Bears were fortunate to recover a fumble just outside the PW red zone with less than two minutes to go, but once again could do nothing with it.
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“The defense was stellar tonight,” Chang said. “Our guys did a great job of executing the game plan. We wHUH UHaOOy flyLnJ aUounG Wonight and played with a little emotion. We made some big plays and I thought they did a good job.”
Heying was unhappy with the result but knows his team is capable of better.
“We just have to come back and have another solid week of practice,” Heying said. “It’s a shame we don’t get to play these guys again. It was an intense football game but unfortunately we came out on the losing end.”