Conwell-Egan runs wild on Olney Charter
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.