Soud­er­ton mercy-rules CB East

Souderton Independent - - OPINION - By Kev Hunter

Af­ter yet an­other Soud­er­ton Area stop on de­fense, line­backer and cap­tain James Dun­ston came to the side­line, con­grat­u­lat­ing his team­mates and re­mind­ing them that they do in fact wear an ‘S’ on their chest.

The Soud­er­ton logo, a big red ‘S,’ had a dual mean­ing on this night, as ev­ery as­pect of the In­di­ans’ per­for­mance was su­per, as Big Red shut down the East at­tack, ran the ball with ease and got big plays from the spe­cial teams in a 37-0 rout of Cen­tral Bucks East.

An­thony Wil­liams scored four touch­downs in all to lead Soud­er­ton to the Subur­ban One League Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence win on Homecoming Night. The mercy rule kicked in just af­ter half­time, giv­ing sev­eral Soud­er­ton starters the rest of the night off.

“I’ve got to give all the thanks to our line­men. Af­ter ev­ery play, I thank them be­cause they’re do­ing a great job,” said Wil­liams, who fiQLsKHG ZLWK 90 yDrGs RQ the ground in just one half. “They made my job out here re­ally easy tonight. I was just fol­low­ing their blocks and I got into the end zone. As soon as my line blocks and I get through, I’m just try­ing to be gone and run as fast as I can, and I was able to do that tonight.”

Wil­liams’ touch­down runs of 18, six and four yards capped three sec­ond-quar­ter drives for the In­di­ans (4-3 over­all and 2-2 in the conIHrHQFH) DQG HxWHQGHG WKHLr lead to 30-0 by half­time.

The game be­gan with Soud­er­ton block­ing a punt, then later scor­ing a safety due to a high snap on an­other East punt, and then the cli­mac­tic spe­cial teams play came when Wil­liams re­turned the en­su­ing free kick 60 yards for a score and a 9-0 Soud­er­ton ad­van­tage.

“I had fum­bled on the drive be­fore and then we got a safety, and I was just think­ing to my­self, ‘I’ve got to make it up to my guys,’” Wil­liams said. “They were work­ing hard, and when I got the ball (on the punt reWurQ), , MusW ZDQWHG WR WDNH LW to the house. Ev­ery­one did a great job in the wedge and I took it to the end zone.”

Soud­er­ton scored on its firsW WKrHH SRssHssLRQs RI WKH sec­ond quar­ter, due in part to Dan Knight rack­ing up 165 yards on the ground on just 15 car­ries. His short­est run of the night - one yard - got him an elu­sive touch­down, and a 37-0 Soud­er­ton lead in the third quar­ter.

In keep­ing with Dun­ston’s de­scrip­tion that the In­di­ans were play­ing like su­per­men, Knight ac­tu­ally soared into the air and over the pile to reach the end zone on his one-yard plunge.

“We’re still go­ing to be bust­ing on him all week for get­ting caught from be­hind,” the Big Red coach Ed Gal­lagher said jok­ingly, re­fer­ring to Knight’s 50-yard run that set up a score by Wil­liams. “Ev­ery time we got down to­ward the goal line, An­thony scored, and Danny wasn’t able to get a chance. Then he JRW RuW LQ WKH RSHQ fiHOG DQG got caught from be­hind.”

Knight’s score in the third pretty much wrapped things up and started the cel­e­bra­tion.

“He needed that touch­down,” Gal­lagher said. “That was a great way for KLP WR fiQLsK LW RuW. , ZDs rHally happy for him.”

(DsW GLG QRW fiQG WKH sDPH kind of suc­cess, thanks to a de­fense that pres­sured quar­ter­back Zach Nelsen all HvHQLQJ. DuQsWRQ (LB), LQ par­tic­u­lar, had seven tack­les, LQFOuGLQJ fivH IRr QHJDWLvH yardage.

“We re­ally tried to get pres­sure on them, and they

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