Ham­burg blanked by un­beaten Wyo

Wy­omiss­ing sets up un­de­feated show­down for Sec­tion 2 ti­tle with Berks Catholic

The Hamburg Area Item - - Sports - By Arch Kurtz

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.

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