Con­well-Egan runs wild on Ol­ney Char­ter

The Advance of Bucks County - - SPORTS - By Steve Sher­man

Buck­sio­calS­ports Ed­i­tor

Con­well-Egan coach Jack Techt­man’s birthday didn’t start the way he wanted with son Kyle toss­ing an in­ter­cep­tion on the first play from scrim­mage in Fri­day night’s bat­tle against Ol­ney Char­ter, things turned out for the best for his Ea­gles team in the form of a 35-18 win over the Philly Pub­lic League Tro­jans.

Egan con­trolled the line of scrim­mage and moved the ball at will – to the tune of 305 rush­ing yards. Six Ea­gle ball car­ri­ers toted the pigskin for dou­ble dig- its in the Sept. 14 matchup at Tru­man’s Henry Mor­gan Sta­dium.

Se­nior Chaz Ca­son led the CEC ground at­tack with 94 yards and three touch­downs on 15 car­ries. And that in­cludes one score taken off the board when Ca­son took an Ol­ney kick and re­turned it 60 yards for an ap­par­ent touch­down.

The score was nul­li­fied how­ever due to an il­le­gal block in the back by an Ea­gles spe­cial-teamer. Not a prob­lem for Ca­son who rum­bled 19 yards on two car­ries in­clud­ing a 7-yard scam­per for Egan’s first touch­down of the night.

Ca­son gave the Ea­gles the ball back deep in Ol­ney ter­ri­tory, tak­ing the Tro­jans’ next punt 40 yards to the 20. A face­mask penalty on Ol­ney tacked an­other 10 yards onto the re­turn and it only took Ca­son one play to cross the goal line again. Kicker aean Flint made good on his sec­ond pointafter at­tempt, giv­ing Egan a 13-0 lead by the end of the first quar­ter.

While the sec­ond quar­ter didn’t have such a good start to it with the Ea­gles fum­bling the ball away at their own 35 yard line, it ended well with two more scores for the blue and white.

Af­ter the fum­ble, CEC ju­nior de­fen­sive back Avery McCleese made sure his team got the ball right back when he in­ter­cepted an Ol­ney pass at the 10 and re­turned it all the way back to the Ea­gles 38 yard line.

Ca­son rum­bled 22 yards on the next two plays but the Tro­jan de­fense dug in on the next three and ap­peared to have Egan stopped at the Ol­ney 33 yard line. How­ever, CEC ju­nior oB austin Mas­cione had the an­swer when he scam­pered nine yards on fourth-and three.

diven a fresh start, nB Kyle Techt­man took full ad­van­tage, rum­bling 25 yards to the end zone for a 19-0 Ea­gles lead Ethe 2-point con­ver­sion failedF.

While the Tro­jans fum­bled on the very next play, Egan couldn’t con­vert the mis­take into more points with Techt­man toss­ing an in­ter­cep­tion at the Ol­ney goal line. Se­nior Tim Bolton held onto the Tro­jans de­fender and brought him down at the five yard line so the play amounted to lit­tle more than a punt.

Ol­ney cap­i­tal­ized on the turnover how­ever, when Tro­jans nB Kadir Chisholm E10-26-2, 223 yards, 3 TaF tossed a 76-yard touch­down pass to re­ceiver Tyrell dross E6-136, TaF. Ol­ney may have caught the Ea­gle de­fense off-guard on the play. With sec­ond down and a yard to go, the Egan ‘a’ must have been in a short yardage pack­age.

The Ea­gles got the touch­down back on their next pos­ses­sion, me­thod­i­cally mov­ing the ball down­field to the 4 yard line where Ca­son once again scam­pered in for the score. Techt­man crossed the goal line again for the two-point con­ver­sion and, with Egan on top, 27-6, with a minute to go un­til in­ter­mis­sion, the rout was on.

Ol­ney sand­wiched a cou­ple of sec­ond-half touch­down passes around a 1-yard Ta run by aan McLaugh­lin and the Ea­gle de­fense reg­is­tered a thirdquar­ter safety for the fi­nal score. McLaugh­lin’s score capped a nine-play touch­down drive in the fi­nal frame.

Egan ball car­ri­ers had a field day with McLaugh­lin tot­ing the pigskin 11 times for 68 yards, Techt­mann nine times for 74, and Mar­quis Beck­ett six times for 26.

Mas­cione added 10 yards on two car­ries, with none big­ger than that fourth down run in the sec­ond quar­ter. Bobby Simcox E17F, Marcus Moore E1-7F and Jar­rett Patman E1-5F padded the Ea­gles’ rush­ing at­tack.

Chisholm struck pay­dirt twice in the fi­nal frame, hit­ting big 6-2 re­ceivers waire Shoe­maker EShoe­maker 2-62, TaF and Charle Payne E1-10, TaF with touch­down passes. But three turnovers, a dozen penal­ties and more than 300 Egan rush­ing yards

were just too much for the Tro­jans to over­come.

With the win, the Ea­gles move to 2-0 and travel to Pottstown this Fri­day night to face non-league ri­val Na­tiv­ity BVj. Ol­ney Char­ter falls to 1-2 and hosts jast­baum Vo­ca­tional Tech Fri­day night.

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