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