Daniel Boone football wins Eastern Conference title; Gov. Mifflin rolls in district opener
The Daniel Boone football team got a measure of revenge.
And a trophy to go with it. The Blazers reversed a regular-season result against Owen J. Roberts and were victorious in the Eastern Conference 5A/6A championship game, 28-20, at Owen J. Roberts Nov. 2.
Casey Lacey provided Daniel Boone (6-5), which fell to OJR 28-7 in Week 2, with the winning score on a 14-yard touchdown run with 1:43 remaining in the third quarter and a 2814 lead. While the Blazers surrendered a quick touchdown on a 54-yard reception by Connor Leister for OJR (6-5), they buckled down in a scoreless fourth quarter.
It was Lacey’s second touchdown after he and quarterback Tommy Buchert connected on a 50-yard TD pass in the final minute of the second quarter. The score gave Boone the lead for good after Marcus Martin’s 10-yard TD run leveled the score 14-14 with 2:41 left in the first half.
Buchert did damage on the ground in the first half with touchdown runs of 92 and 11 yards. For the night, he rushed for 103 yards on nine carries while Tanner Vanderslice had 93 carries on 25 carries.
Owen J. Roberts quarterback Cooper Chamberlain finished with 188 total yards on the night. He rushed for 104 yards and threw for 84 on the night as Leister pulled in two catches for 65 yards.
The Eastern Conference consists of member schools primarily in Districts 3, 4 and 11. The organization stages four classification-size determined ‘championship’ games for the top schools in each division that did not make their respective PIAA district playoffs. Boyertown won last year’s 5A/6A Eastern Conference final. GOV. MIFFLIN 30, ELIZABETHTOWN 0 >> At Elizabethtown Nov. 2, the Mustangs’ defense held the Bears to 53 yards and two first downs in a District 3-5A first-round playoff game.
Kolbie Reeser rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Nick Singleton had 102 yards rushing and a score, and Stubler ran 40 yards for another TD. Three of ninth seed Mifflin’s (7-4) four TDs came on fourth down.
EXETER 3, DALLASTOWN 0 >> At Reiffton Oct. 30, the Eagles swept Dallastown to advance to the District 3-4A playoffs’ semifinal round. EXETER 3, SOUTH WESTERN 1 >> At Neffsville Nov. 1, the Eagles (19-0) advanced to the District 3 Class 4A championship with a victory over South Western. Set scores were 25-22, 25-15, 22-25 and 25-21.
Abby Campbell had 17 kills; Drew Kofke 15 kills; Jenna Gehris 38 assists; Maddie Forry six kills, nine digs, three aces; Zoe Barna eight kills, Karysa Karas 12 digs, five aces; and Maddie Tsakonas nine digs for Exeter. CUMBERLAND VALLEY 3, EXETER 2 >> On Nov. 3, the Eagles kept pace with CV before ultimately falling in the District 3-4A championship match. Set scores were 20-25, 25-13, 12-25, 25-22 amd 15-8.
For Exeter (19-1), Abby Campbell had 22 kills, 12 digs, two blocks and two aces; Drew Kofke 13 kills; Jenna Gehris 38 assists; Maddie Forry four kills, 14 digs and four aces; and Maddie Tsakonas 12 digs.
The Eagles faced District 1 third-place Upper Merion in the PIAA first round on Nov. 6.
Boys water polo
EXETER 22, PENNRIDGE 11 >> At Albright College Oct. 30, Chris Scoboria had eight goals and five assists, Brandon Noecker four goals and four assists, and Luke Scoboria had three goals and three assists to lead the Eagles (1910) past the Rams in the qualifier for the state water polo tournament.
Jacob Ames-Hanson and Jared Weyandt also chipped in with hat tricks and assists for Exeter, which qualified for the first time in its third varsity season. Nick Griffith contributed 12-save goaltending. NORTH PENN 15, EXETER 9 >> Nov. 2, Luke Scoboria figured in on six of the Eagles’ goals in their first-round PSWPL game with the Knights.
Scoboria had a team-high five goals while assisting on another. Chris Scoboria added a hat trick and assist while Jared Weyandt (two assists) rounded out the scoring for Exeter.
LASALLE 12, EXETER 5 >> Luke and Chris Scoboria each scored pairs of goals for the Eagles in a consolation-round game of the PSWPL championships.
Nick Griffith contributed 14-save goaltending to the Exeter cause. EXETER 14, GOV. MIFFLIN 10 >> On Nov. 3, the Eagles finished seventh in the Pennsylvania State Water Polo Tournament with their victory over the Mustangs.
Exeter (20-12) was led by Luke and Chris Scoboria with six and two goals respectively. Chris Scoboria also had six assists and Jared Weyandt added three goals.
Aiden McCurley and Jacob Novotny each had 4 goals and an assist for Mifflin (16-16). GOV. MIFFLIN 9, SOUDERTON
8>> At Albright College Oct. 30, Aidan Hassler’s four-goal showing keyed the Mustangs as they edged the Indians.
Aiden McCurley contributed a hat trick and assist for Mifflin, whose other goals came from Sean Bachman (three assists) and Jacob Novotny. David Smith was credited with six goalkeeper assists. WILSON 13, GOV. MIFFLIN 6 >> At West Lawn Nov. 2, Aidan Hassler netted a hat trick for the Mustangs in their PSWPL Championships first-round matchup with the Bulldogs.
Jacob Novotny added two goals and an assist for Mifflin, with Ben Gerhard contributing another goal. CUMBERLAND VALLEY 13, GOV.
MIFFLIN 9 >> At Lansdale Nov. 3, Jacob Novotny scored seven goals for the Mustangs in a PSWPL consolation-round loss to Cumberland Valley.
Sean Bachman and Matthew Brown had Mifflin’s other goals.
The Daniel Boone football team won the Eastern Conference 5A/6A championship over Owen J. Roberts on Nov. 2.