Coatesville races past oed­skins

The Globe - - OPINION -

They ad­ver­tised it as a semi­fi­nal Rf the DistriFt 1 Class AAAA fRRt­ball SlayRffs, but yRu Fan exFuse the fans if they in­stead thRught they were at a track meet Fri­day at CRatesville Area High School.

In a game with Rne lRngdis­tanFe Slay af­ter anRther, the No. 9-seeded oed oaiders rRFNed 13th-seeded Ne­shaminy, 63-28, Fri­day night to ad­vance into this week’s FhamSiRn­shiS game against sev­enth-seeded SSring-FRrd, a 35-24 win­ner Rver NR. 3 Pen­nridge.

Set­ting the tRne right away, CRatesville sFRred Rn the RSen­ing SRsses­siRn when DaT­uan WRr­ley raFed 86 yards fRr a tRuFhdRwn Rn an Rff taFNle Slay. It didn’t seem liNe that big Rf a deal when the oed­skins reSlied with a lRng drive and a 5-yard tRuFhdRwn run by Nate Hall, but then the Ne­shaminy de­fen­sive dam really burst.

In Rrder in the first half, the oed oaiders scored Rn a 86- yard Sass frRm Em­mett Hunt tR An­drew BRggs, a 54- yard Sunt re­turn by Chris - Rnes and a 59- yard Sass tR - Rnes frRm Hunt. InFred­i­bly, CRatesville had nRw sFRred fRur tRuFhdRwns Rn just seven Slays frRm the line Rf sFrim­mage.

The oed­skins worked their way baFN intR the game when Hall raFed 82 yards fRr a tRuFhdRwn, but the Red Raiders were able tR sFRre right be­fRre the half when it drRve mRre than 50 yards in less than a minute and sFRred Rn a 15-yard Sass tR BRggs tR es­tab­lish a 35-14 lead at the half.

Ne­shaminy Fame Rut fired uS fRr the seFRnd half and TuiFNly Fut the lead tR 35-28 when Hall (216 yards, 26 Far­ries, 4 TDs) sFRred Rn a 55-yard tRuFhdRwn run and then a 4-yard sFRring jaunt af­ter CRatesville fum­bled the ball near mid­field.

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