Coatesville races past oedskins
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.