High School Football Roundup

September 11, 2013 1:16 pm0 commentsViews: 128
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Falcons Fall to Easton HS

Coach Galen Snyder rallies the troops.

Coach Galen Snyder rallies the troops.

Pennsbury High School’s Falcons could not overcome a terrible start and fell to Easton High School of Lehigh Valley in their season opener on Friday August 30 at Falcon Field. With a roster heavy with underclassmen, and playing without two of their standout linebackers, the Falcons nonetheless showed enough in this game on both sides of the ball to give their fans encouragement for the season.

The offense, though inconsistent, displayed flashes of explosive potential; running backs Ronquay Smith and Raheem Thompson, in particular, showed breakaway speed and the power to break tackles in the open field. The defense hung in against a very strong Red Rovers offense and came through with a clutch goal line stand in the fourth quarter.

Running back Joe Strong looks for running room.

Running back Joe Strong looks for running room.

Photos by Debbie Paragano.

 Redskins Roll Over Northeast

D’Andre Pollard scores his second touchdown.

D’Andre Pollard scores his second touchdown.

Neshaminy High School’s Redskins opened their season in style with a resounding 33-0 rout of Northeast High School of the Philadelphia Public League on Friday August 30 at Neshaminy’s home field. Junior running back D’Andre Pollard rushed for over 130 yards and scored two touchdowns. Fullback Blake Sullivan also bulldozed for two scores. Quarterback Tyler Wombough (shown on the cover of this issue) connected with junior receiver Hamiid Pack for a 24 yard TD late in the second quarter to make the score 27-0 at the half.

Although the Northeast Vikings are not at the skill level of some Suburban One National League opponents that Neshaminy will face this year, the Redskins’ all-around superiority was impressive. They will be aiming to improve upon their 9-4 record of 2012, in which they advanced to the Division 1 semifinals.

Photo courtesy of JS Garber

 Tigers Crush Lincoln

Truman High School’s Tigers mauled Abraham Lincoln High School’s Railsplitters in the Tigers’ season opener at Hank Morgan Stadium on Friday afternoon, August 30. Senior quarterback Jake Zolna threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third, after alertly recovering a running back’s fumble close to the goal line. Jordan Livingston added two touchdowns and contributed 91 yards on the ground. Truman’s running game looked very solid, racking up over 300 rushing yards.

The Tigers have 19 seniors, many of whom have been starters since their sophomore year, making Truman perhaps the most experienced and battle-hardened team in Suburban One. The team and its fans have reason to be optimistic about the 2013 season.

Upcoming Games: Neshaminy Redskins will play at home on September 20 against William Tennent. Truman will play Pennsbury at home on September 20. Pennsbury Falcons will host Downingtown East on September 12.