Hamburg blanked by unbeaten Wyo
Wyomissing sets up undefeated showdown for Section 2 title with Berks Catholic
Wyomissing combined a quick- strike offense with a dominant defense to shutout Hamburg Area 48- 0 in a Berks Football League Section 2 contest on Oct. 27 on Hawk Hill.
The Spartans ( 4- 0, 9- 0) needed only one play to score on four of its five firsthalf scoring drives and its defense held the Hawks to one first down in the opening half.
Alyas Branford- Williams scored on a 45yard run on the Spartans first play from scrimmage to set the game’s tone.
On the Spartans next possession, Nolan Babb scored on a 26- yard run to cap a 7- play, 75- yard drive and later scored again on a 59- yard run to put the Spartans ahead 21- 0 with 3: 02 left in the first quarter.
“Our kids are used to preparing ( each week),” Wyomissing head coach Bob Wolfrum said. “We tell them they have one chance each week. Don’t waste it.”
The Spartans did not.
Hamburg ( 1- 3, 1- 8) was forced to punt on its next possession and the Spartans’ De’Shaun Wilson returned the punt 79 yards for the score.
Wyomissing scored again after Jevin Tranquillo returned a punt to the Hamburg 15.
On first down, Wyomissing quarterback Ben Terefenko passed to Dominic Wise for the score and a 35- 0 lead with 10: 55 left in the half.
Hamburg was only able to manage 68 total yards for the game ( 37 run, 31 pass).
“Hamburg usually gives us a good game, but they’re down this year,” Wolfrum said. “What I noticed at the end of the game was that they were still having fun playing. They were playing hard.”
The Spartans added two scores in the fourth quarter when Anthony Gust scored from 1- yard to finish a 6- play, 52- yard drive and Brayden Eberhart scored on a 76- yard run.
Six different players scored touchdowns for the Spartans who subbed freely from the second quarter.
“Over the last two weeks ( the backups) played about a game and a half,” Wolfrum said. “We don’t want the starters to get hurt.”
Wyomissing had 413 total yards ( 367 run, 46 pass) for the game.
Eberhart had 5 carries for 98 yards and Babb had 3 for 88 yards.
Terefenko 3- for- 3 passing for 39 yards
and Wilson had one catch for 21 yards.
For the Hawks, Logan Herber had 10 carries for 21 yards and Brendan Hamilton had 8 for 19 yards.
Freshman quarterback Ryan Moseman completed one pass to Seamus Barter for 22 yards.
On Nov. 3, in a battle of undefeated, state- ranked teams, Wyomissing plays at Berks Catholic.
“There will be no difference in our preparation,” Wolfrum said. “Every week our preparation is the same, even when we were playing for the state ( title).
“The kids know it’s a big game.”
The Hawks will entertain Schuylkill Valley ( 1- 3, 3- 6) in the 43rd edition of the Frost Bowl. Hamburg leads the series 21- 20- 1.
Hamburg won 23- 14 last year at Leesport.