Boone beats Muhlenberg for 2nd straight win; Gov. Mifflin gets revenge on Exeter
>> The Blazers proved that their nearly year-long funk is over by winning a second straight game, this one over the Muhls. Ryan Okuniewski’s fourth down, 5-yard touchdown reception from Josh Ehst with 31 seconds to play made winners of Boone on the road. The Blazers overcame 239 rushing yards from Muhlenberg’s Brandon Gassert to notch the win. GOVERNORMIFFLIN28, EXETER21>> The Mustangs gained a measure of revenge over the Eagles for last year’s defeat and surrender of the Berks 1 title. Mifflin’s Aaron Grill scored three touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Mustangs built a 28-0 halftime lead before a second-half rally by the host fell just short. Kamron Wolfe was an efficient 6 of 8 for 100 yards and a score under center for Mifflin; Brandon Unterkoefler was 11 of 25 for 180 and two scores for the Eagles. Gabe Schappell had six grabs for 128 yards and two TDs for Exeter.
KUTZTOWN 27, NATIVITY 13 >> The Kutztown Cougars have shattered the rear view mirror in spectacular fashion.
Winless in nearly four years coming into the season, Kutztown won its third consecutive game Friday night with a 27-13 conquest of Nativity. The Cougars (3-1) outscored the Green Wave 20-0 in the second half – erasing a 13-7 halftime deficit – while outgaining the visitors 348-167.
Kutztown’s Logan Bachman rushed for 220 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score in the third quarter, a 20-yard jaunt.
Kutztown snapped its epic losing streak – 40 games, stretching back to the second week of the 2012 season – in Week 2 when it defeated name Shenandoah Valley 31-6. The Cougars added a second scalp the following tilt by taking out Pequea Valley 34-13.
Next up for the Cougars – winning a Berks 2 divisional game. That hasn’t happened since Nov. 6, 2009, when the Cougars beat Fleetwood 21-20. Kutztown faces Twin Valley on Friday. The oldest of the current crop were in elementary school then.
While Bachman’s running (536 yards on 73 attempts, a 7.3 percarry average) has been the club’s engine, Kutztown is profiting by the maturing play of quarterback Brayden Eck. Eck had cut down on his interception rate, while throwing for 459 yards and four scores through four weeks. The 2-2 TV Raiders will provide a stout test as his club chases that elusive Berks League win.
HAMBURG 41, MAHONEY 20 >> The host Hawks (4-1) continued their impressive earl-season run with a decisive non-league victory. Tied at 7 in the first half, Hamburg ripped off 35 consecutive points on five scores to salt it away. Logan Werley scored three touchdowns and teammate Jordan McAllister two more on the back of 117 rushing yards on 17 totes.
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VALLEY 14 >> The Panthers fell to 0-5 by falling being 49-0 in the first half to host Egan. Jackson Brown had a late score for SV and was the team’s statistical leader
with 67 yards rushing on 11 carries. Egan’s Patrick Garwo ran for 105 yards on seven attempts and a score.
CONRAD WEISER 60, FLEET
WOOD 22 >> The host Scouts crushed the Tigers (1-3, 0-1) in a Berks 1 encounter on the strength of 38 first-half points. Fleetwood’s Brendan Jocsak ran for 153 yards on 22 attempts, a 7.0 average, and found the end zone twice. But Weiser’s attack was far too strong in rolling up 501 total yards: Seven Scouts found the end zone, paced by Kwis Mountinard’s two on the ground to accent his 128 yards rushing on 10 totes.