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Souderton Independent - - SPORTS - Har­leysville Ea­gles

65-pounders Southamp­ton Knights 20, Har­leysville Ea­gles 19: The first half of the game didn’t give the Birds much to cel­e­brate leav­ing the field down 20-0. A newly en­er­gized and de­ter­mined team took the field to be­gin the third. The de­fense took the field and per­formed well with Curotto, Thorpe and Price mak­ing tack­les to force the op­po­nent to a three and out. The Birds re­ceived the kick­off with Sch­lipf, Rees, Meenan, Wis­mer and Car­ney per­form­ing well on spe­cial teams and also shar­ing time on the of­fense and de­fense throughout the game. In a great com­bined ef­fort Wolf, Knapp and quar­ter­back Over­peck moved the ball for two first downs end­ing in a rush­ing touch­down by Jonassen. Af­ter miss­ing the ex­tra point the Ea­gles got on the board. The de­fense came back out to take care of busi­ness. Up front play by Hoff, Le­mon, Ball and Boc­celli took out the Knights in three downs giv­ing the of­fense the field. This time it only took two plays for Over­peck to score a touch­down be­hind a line that didn’t quit, the score 20-13. An­other three­and-out for the Knights as Gue­nard and DiCae­sar did the work of keep­ing the Knights penned down. With time run­ning out the Birds got the ball back. The of­fense came out big driv­ing the ball down field with time run­ning out. Great run­ning and solid pass­ing game lead to a Knapp re­cep­tion for a touch­down with sec­onds left on the clock to get the ex­tra point. Un­for­tu­nately it wasn’t meant to be as the Knights line held up end­ing a su­perb ef­fort by the Birds. The fi­nal score 20-19 in a game that showed that great block­ing, tack­ling and team­work can do great things.

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