The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) : 2020-09-25

SPORTS : 9 : B1


SPORTS B1 » timesheral­ Friday, September 25, 2020 » FACEBOOK.COM/TIMESHERAL­DPA TWITTER.COM/TIMESHERAL­DPA MORE AT AND KEV HUNTER — MEDIANEWS GROUP Pennridge’s Ashley Gordon finished first in the Rams’ dual-meet win over North Penn. EAGLES Pederson defends Wentz’s slow start By Bob Grotz bgrotz@21st-centurymed­ @bobgrotz on Twitter If you’re tired of hearing quarterbac­k Carson Wentz say he’s confident and unwavering through the Eagles’ winless start you might like the way Doug Pederson had his back Wednesday. Pederson was asked why Wentz, tied for the NFL lead with four intercepti­ons, is missing on so many easy, sort of layup throws. “They’re not layups,” Pederson said. “There isn’t a throw out here that’s a layup. Some of it is just timing with young guys. Some of it is just Carson just being not accurate at that particular time. Could be that there is a defensive guy that flashed a hand where he’s got to change his arm angle at the split second. There are all kinds of reasons for accuracy. These are things that we continue to work on and will continue to work on the entire season.” That’s what losing does to coaches like Pederson, who not only is 0-2 but has a team with the worst negative point differenti­al in the league at minus-28, just like the New York Jets. PHILADELPH­IA » JAMES BEAVER — FOR MEDIANEWS GROUP Wissahicko­n’s Aiden Drabick (8) moves the ball up field against Abington Wednesday afternoon. Wissahicko­n dominates both sides of ball in win over Abington EAGLES » PAGE 2 LOCAL ROUNDUP Strong 2nd quarter sends Rams past NP each scored once. “Our offense is looking up, passing and talking,” Miller said. “If we don’t talk then we’re going in the same places and everyone gets obstructio­n and it’s (Abington’s) ball and we have to go on defense.” Williams scored the first two goals. She put Wiss up just 42 seconds into the game and doubled the lead six minutes later after a pair of beautiful passes from Miller and Aiden Drabick set her up in front of the cage. “We made sure to look up all the time so that we’re not causing obstructio­n,” Miller said of the By Ed Morlock emorlock@21st-centurymed­ @emor09 on Twitter The Wissahicko­n field hockey team took care of business Wednesday afternoon, picking up a 10-0 Suburban One League Liberty Division win over Abington at Wissahicko­n High School. It was a balanced offensive day for the Trojans (2-0) with seven different players finding the back of the cage. Kendal Williams, Ella Hummel and Kate Lovensheim­er each scored twice while Kendall Crowley, Brynne Miller, Julia Schools and Caroline Kirkpatric­k LOWER GWYNEDD » Staff Reports JAMES BEAVER — FOR MEDIANEWS GROUP Wissahicko­n’s Brynne Miller (3) fights for a loose ball against Abington’s Olivia Dougherty (12) Wednesday afternoon. TROJANS » PAGE 2

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