In­di­ans roll past Pan­thers

Souderton Independent - - OPINION - By Chris­ti­aan Defranco

Soud­er­ton is still in the thick of the play­off hunt.

An­thony Wil­liams scored three touch­downs and Kyle Wenger added two as the In­di­ans wiped out nu­ak­er­town, 337, in front of a packed house at Alumni Field on Fri­day night.

“We knew this was the sea­son and that we needed WR wLQ WKLV,” :HQJHU VDLG as his team­mates passed around the tro­phy for the “309 BRwO,” wKLFK WKLV DQnual game has been dubbed.

Soud­er­ton set the tone on the game’s open­ing pos­ses­sion, mount­ing a 14-play, 80-yard drive to the end zone that chewed up 6:19. Wil­liams capped the march with a three­yard plunge over the goal line.

“They’re a good team and you can’t give them chances, DQG RQ WKDW fiUVW GULYH wH JRW a lot of mo­men­tum know­ing that we could push them around on the offensive OLQH,” VDLG :LOOLDPV, wKR had 81 yards on the ground and 32 through the air. “We came in here and ex­e­cuted, DQG wH JRW WKH wLQ.”

Big Red (5-3, 3-2 SOL Con­ti­nen­tal) has two con­fer­ence games left — at Hat­boro-Hor­sham and at home against North Penn — and likely needs to win out to reach the post­sea­son.

“We’ve got to win both RI WKHP,” GDOODJKHU VDLG. “7RQLJKW wDV WKH fiUVW VWHS and we go on from here. It’s not go­ing to be easy, and we know that, but that’s what hap­pens when you lose three games. We’ve been in this sit­u­a­tion be­fore. We know what we need to do and wH’UH FDSDbOH RI GRLQJ LW.”

nu­ak­er­town al­ter­nated quar­ter­backs be­tween starter Alec Vera and the sea­son’s orig­i­nal starter, Pat SanAn­gelo, who had been out with an LQMuUy. 6DQAQJHOR’V fiUVW SDVV, at the be­gin­ning of the sec­ond quar­ter, was a pick-six to the ,QGLDQV’:HQJHU LQ WKH flDW WKDW put Big Red up 14-0.

“, KDG flDW UHVSRQVLbLOLWy there and I don’t know who he was throw­ing to, I guess there was some­one be­hind PH,” VDLG :HQJHU, wKR KDG 91 re­ceiv­ing yards in ad­di­tion to his in­ter­cep­tion. “It was right to me and I just picked it off, and there was noth­ing but JUHHQ LQ IURQW RI PH.”

Gal­lagher cited that play as a turn­ing point in the con­test, but to SanAn­gelo’s credit, he bounced back to FRPSOHWH fiYH RI KLV QHxW VLx passes and en­gi­neer a promis­ing drive into Soud­er­ton ter­ri­tory. It was cut short, how­ever, when the Pan­thers fum­bled the ball away.

Wil­liams broke free for a 48-yard touch­down run in the third quar­ter, and also caught a 33-yard TD pass from quar­ter­back A.J. Curotto.

Also in the third quar­ter, Curotto hit Wenger for a 70-yard catch and run to the end zone, ex­tend­ing the mar­gin to 33-0.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

Pen­nridge’s Kyle Bigam cuts through North Penn de­fend­ers for a big gain dur­ing Fri­day’s Subur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence ac­tion.

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