Soud­er­ton bat­tles past Neshaminy

Souderton Independent - - SPORTS - By Chris­ti­aan DeFranco

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-

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