Souderton mercy-rules CB East
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.”
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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.
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