PG 8th grade 1-1.
After Pierce’s Running back rolled into the end-zone on the first play from scrimmage, the Penns Grove defense buckled down and held Pierce to 8 points in a 21-8 victory. The PG defense forced 3 fumbles, 1 interception & recorded 2 sacks. LB Liam Dearing recorded 9 tackles & .5 sack, LB Jared Tweed 6 tackles, DT Dominic Sassi 3 tackles, .5 sack, and 1 fumble recovery, LB John Martinelli 2 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, FS Brandon Russell forced and recovered a fumble and SS Juliann Nadachowski picked off the Pierce QB once. On the offensive side of the ball, Penns Grove settled down and moved the ball extensively on the ground. RB Liam Dearing went 124 yards on 7 carries and 1 TD; RB Brandon Russell rushed for 13 yards and a TD on 2 carries and ran a 72 yard kick return in for a TD. WR Brandon DeShields caught a 2 point PAT and returned 2 punts for 40 yards. Both the defensive and offensive lines played exceptionly well, clogging & creating running lanes and giving QB Juliann Nadachowski plenty of protection.
PG 7th grade 2-0
Watching the PG 7th grade is an exilihrating experience. Holding ALL opponents to zero points and scoring 42 in their first two games, they are looking like a well oiled machine. The offense, led by QB Brett Kochmansky racked up 172 all purpose yards. Kochmansky was 1/3 attempts 1 TD and scampered in for a TD from 11 yards out. RB Mason Hager had 83 yards in 4 carries and a TD (3 runs for TDs were negated do to penalties);FB Mario Pantalone rushed for 46 yards on 5 carries and plugged in a two point PAT; RB Brandoon McWilliams rushed for 49 yards on 8 carries, OG/FB J’Mear Ringgold rushed 5 yards for a TD and ran the ball for two 2 point PATs, WR Luke Sanders received 2 passes for 13 yards; and TE Ray Conneen went 11 yards on one reception. The Defense, led by MLB Mario Pantalone was stingy; recording 2 fumble recoveries and keeping Pierce from entering the end-zone for a 24-0 win. LBs Alija Thomas & Nate Botkin recovered two Pierce fumbles; and DT J’Mear Ringold recorded 4 solo tackles.
Penns Grove’s next opponent is Octoraro 9/25, 3:15 at the OAHS Stadium.