Souderton battles past Neshaminy
Against a Neshaminy team that hadn’t allowed a SRLnW Ln WKH firsW WwR wHHNs RI WKH sHDsRn, SRuGHrWRn made a Week 3 statement on the road.
The Indians gutted Neshaminy’s run defense and rumbled to three touchGRwns Ln WKH firsW KDOI, Lncluding a pair by tailback AnWKRny WLOOLDPs, Hn rRuWH WR D GRPLnDWLnJ, 18-7 vLFtory at Heartbreak Ridge on Friday Night.
“We wanted to come out IDsW,” sDLG WLOOLDPs, wKR rusKHG IRr 165 yDrGs Rn eight carries. “Neshaminy’s a great football team and we had to be perfect tonight. I’m glad we were able to show that Souderton is a good football program and that SRuGHrWRn Ls JRLnJ IDr.”
It had been four years since Souderton had beaten WKH RHGsNLns, wKR GHIHDWHG WKHLr firsW WwR RSSRnHnWs WKLs season by a combined score RI 69-0.
“This was our last nonconference game and it was JrHDW WR bHDW 1HsKDPLny,” said senior Big Red fullback and linebacker Jarrett RHLnKDrG, wKR PDGH SODys DOO RvHr WKH fiHOG, LnFOuGLnJ D WRuFKGRwn, IuPbOH rHFRvHry, sDFN DnG PuOWLSOH WDFNles.
“I’ve played since I was a sophomore and we lost to WKHP WwR yHDrs Ln D rRw, DnG LW suFNHG,” RHLnKDrG sDLG. “We’re an hour drive from KHrH, WKHy’rH DOwDys JRRG, DnG WKLs Ls D JrHDW IHHOLnJ.”
SRuGHrWRn, wKLFK DPDssHG 441 yDrGs RI RIIHnsH, RuWgained the Redskins by nearly 200 yards and held WKHP WR MusW fivH firsW GRwns through three quarters. The Big Red imposed its will up IrRnW, SusKLnJ 1HsKDPLny around and winning the individual physical battles.
“7KHy’rH D bLJ, sWrRnJ, SKysLFDO WHDP, buW sR DrH wH,” SRuGHrWRn FRDFK (G Gallagher said. “I think our kids remember from last year that we did have some success running the football. I kept saying to them all wHHN, ‘YRu FDn GR LW. YRu’vH got to believe that you can do it. Don’t get on the bus and go down there if you don’t believe you’re going WR GR LW.’”
Neshaminy turned the ball over three times. A pivotal SODy FDPH Rn WKH firsW sHrLHs RI WKH nLJKW. AIWHr ‘SNLns quarterback Hugh Hart dazzled the crowd by scrambOLnJ 53 yDrGs WR SRuGHr-