By Chris McSweeney, Tigers Radio Network
September 25, 2009
The Tigers pounced on the Pioneers right from the start. With a great kickoff return, the Tigers started out on offense and on an opening quarter touchdown drive. With 8:38 left in the first quarter, Ryan White took the ball off tackle on the right side for a 16-yard rushing score. Seven minutes later, Ryan would do the same again. This time it was for a 10-yard score, Adam Fender converted both extra points and the Tigers were up 14-0 after the first quarter.
In the second it was more of the same domination that took place in the first. The Tigers defense was stopping the Pioneers on all points of attack.Matt Gregory was a standout in tonight’s game on defense along with cornerback Johnny Watkins. Marple Newtown also added a score in the second quarter with quarterback Kevin Johnson sneaking the ball from the one yard line into the end zone. Adam Fender connected on the extra point and the score at the half was 21-0 in favor of Marple Newtown.
More scoring followed in the third quarter. Carl Kasarsky had two separate rushing touchdowns, one for one yard and another that followed for two yards. Kasarsky also recorded an interception in the third quarter that was forced by a Matt Gregory hurry on Pioneer quarterback Bill Flatley.
The Pioneers did finally get on the board in the third quarter, Flatley connected on a 21-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dexter Bridge. The score at the end of the third was 34-7.
The game was all but over but the fourth quarter was still had to take place. The Pioneers recorded two more touchdowns in mop up duty. Jonathan Hamer recovered a fumble and took it to the house for a 69-yard touchdown. Finally, Bill Flatley connected with Dexter Bridge one more time for an 8-yard touchdown.
Tonight was a huge victory; it shows the character and belief in the Marple Newtown Tigers. It also showed a team that is together and who does not dwell on past events. They came in firing on all cylinders and did not hold up at any point. The season is young but already we can see the talent and endless possibilities of this football squad.