Schuylkill Val­ley edges Hamburg, 13- 7

The Hamburg Area Item - - Sports - By Arch Kurtz For Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

After a two year hia­tus, the Frost Bowl tro­phy is head­ing back to Leesport after Schuylkill Val­ley de­feated Hamburg Area, 13- 7, on Hawk Hill on Nov. 3.

In a game in which it could not score an of­fen­sive touch­down, Schuylkill Val­ley’s Joe Jar­dine pro­vided all of the scor­ing for the Pan­thers with his kick­ing and de­fense.

The Pan­thers’ of­fense sput­tered in the first quar­ter and the Hawks’ Dono­van Remp and Kyle Ver­non in­ter­cepted quar- ter­back Anikin Glass­mire on two of the Pan­thers’ first three drives.

“We were rush­ing things in­stead of let­ting it hap­pen,” Pan­thers’ head coach Jeff Chillot said.

The Pan­thers got on the board in the first quar­ter after Lo­gan Grauer blocked a punt in Hamburg ter­ri­tory to help set up a 37- yard field goal by Jar­dine.

Schuylkill Val­ley ( 2- 3, 4- 6) scored in the sec­ond quar­ter when Jar­dine caught a Hamburg fum­ble in midair and re­turned it 19 yards for the score and a 10- 0 lead for the Pan­thers with 11: 51 left in the half.

“I was go­ing for the tackle and saw the ball pop out,” said Jar­dine, who also plays wide re­ceiver. “( The play’s) kind of a blur.”

Hamburg Area ( 1- 4, 1- 9) had a chance to score late in the half after the Hawks re­cov­ered a Schuylkill Val­ley fum­ble at the SV 30 with 32 sec­onds left.

The Hawks failed to move the ball and a 47- yard field goal at­tempt came up short.

“We had op­por­tu­ni­ties dur­ing the game, but didn’t cap­i­tal­ize,” Hawks’ head coach Chuck Kutz said.

After an ex­change of turnovers in the third quar­ter the Hawks put to­gether a 7- play drive to the Pan­thers 4.

On sec­ond- and- goal the Hawks fum­bled at the goal line and the Pan­thers re­cov­ered in the end zone to avert the score.

After an SV punt, the Hawks drove 43 yards in five plays with Lo­gan Her­ber scor­ing on a 12- yard run to pull the Hawks within a field goal at 10- 7 with 12 sec­onds left in the third quar­ter.

A big play on the drive was a 22- yard com­ple­tion from Ryan Mose­man to Her­ber.

Schuylkill Val­ley started a scor­ing drive from the SV 47 which stalled at the Hawks


Jar­dine, the Pan­thers’ jack- of- all- trades, kicked a 24- yard field goal to put the Pan­thers ahead, 13- 7, with 9: 18 left in the game.

On its next pos­ses­sion the Hawks were able to drive to the Pan­thers 25.

The Hawks had two at­tempts need­ing one yard to pick up a first down and were stonewalled by the Pan­thers’ de­fense on two run­ning at­tempts.

“We need to get big­ger and stronger ( in or­der) to take ad­van­tage of sit­u­a­tions,” Kutz said.

After forc­ing the Pan­thers to punt the Hawks were un­able to move the ball on its fi­nal pos­ses­sion.

“I thought our de­fense played well,” Chillot said. “We lost a player and were down to our last de­fen­sive back. Hamburg’s a good team that is bet­ter than its record.”

Schuylkill Val­ley lost a de­fen­sive back who was ejected f rom the game af t er re­ceiv­ing t wo un­sports­man­like penal­ties.

“I’m proud of the team, they worked hard,” Kutz said. “This was a ri­valry game that was fun and ex­cit­ing.”

The Hawks fin­ished the game with 242 to­tal yards ( 136 run, 106 pass).

Her­ber had 21 car­ries for 88 yards and Bren­dan Hamil­ton had 15 for 65. Mose­man com­pleted 7- of17 passes for 106 yards. Richard Buchel had four catches for 65 yards.

The Pan­thers had 167 to­tal yards ( 100 run, 67 pass).

Jack­son Brown had 18 car­ries for 71 yards. Glass­mire com­pleted 6 of 13 passes for 67 yards. Luke Am­mar­rell caught 2 passes for 30 yards.

Each team had four turnovers with both hav­ing two fum­bles and two in­ter­cep­tions.

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