Coaching debuts, startling outcomes, winning performances: Reinhart’s LL …
September 5, 2015 - garden totes
News, notables and other pointless thoughts after a initial full Friday night of L-L League football:
FOR OPENERS: Five conduct coaches done their entrance on Friday, with dual of them earning victories and 3 entrance adult brief in their lid-lifters.
Manheim Central’s Dave Hahn guided a Barons to a feat in his initial diversion after holding over for Mike Williams; Manheim Central piled adult 367 rushing yards in a 48-16 win during Warwick.
Annville-Cleona’s Matt Gingrich also won in his debut; a former Little Dutchmen actor guided A-C to a crazy 39-36 double-OT win during Biglerville on Matt Light’s game-winning margin goal.
John Brubaker, Anthony Sottasante and Bill McDonald weren’t as successful in their initial go-rounds as conduct coaches:
Brubaker and Penn Manor forsaken a 54-20 preference during home opposite Cedar Cliff; Sottasante and Columbia were blanked 24-0 in a River Rivalry Game during Eastern York; and McDonald and Elizabethtown suffered a 13-0 reversal during home vs. backyard opposition Donegal, as a Bears forsaken their 14th diversion in a row.
HEAD SCRATCHER: Of all of Friday’s scores, this one competence have astounded us a most:
Daniel Boone 7, Cocalico 0.
The Blazers winning didn’t totally startle us, nonetheless a final measure positively did. Cocalico brought behind a slew of gifted descent ability kids, and we pegged a Eagles to light adult copiousness of scoreboards this season.
Hey, it’s customarily Week 1. We know. And there was a news present Friday night that Cocalico mislaid a pivotal child to a flattering gnarly injury.
But a good cube of these Cocalico players were on a margin final Nov when a Eagles kick Boone 24-6 in a District 3-AAA quarterfinals. Because of that, we pegged a prohibited start for manager Dave Gingrich and his crew. Didn’t happen. There’s a prolonged approach to go, obviously. We only suspicion a reigning district runners-up would be brazen of a diversion — not looking adult during a 0-1 symbol and 0 points scored – after Week 1.
PICKING UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF: Manheim Central’s Damon Camacho was a L-L’s heading rusher during a 10-week unchanging deteriorate final fall, and a Barons’ rapid behind was adult to his aged tricks on Friday.
In Manheim Central’s 48-16 win during Warwick, Camacho piled adult 167 yards on 20 totes — 8.4 yards per cocktail — and he had a 34-yard TD frisk as a Barons got off to a quick start underneath Hahn. They’ll need a momentum: Hempfield, that surfaced Lampeter-Strasburg 41-21 behind 514 rushing yards, visits Manheim subsequent Friday.
Note to Barons: Bone adult on your rushing invulnerability this week.
STREAK CONTINUES: It took Ephrata 4 games to hole a scoreboard final year, when a Mounts went 0-10 and were outscored 508-48.
The good news is that Ephrata scored a touchdown in a opener on Friday. The bad news is that a Mounts saw their losing movement strike 22 games in a quarrel after a 50-7 home reversal opposite Conestoga Valley.
Junior QB Grant Stoltzfus dismissed 5 TD passes for a Buckskins, who blanked Ephrata 70-0 in final year’s deteriorate opener.
WATCH JJ RUN: Quick start for Garden Spot RB Jahad Jeffers, who we pegged as a intensity 1,000-yard behind this season.
He’s positively on gait after he torched Twin Valley on Friday: Jeffers rushed for 152 yards on 16 carries and he scored 3 touchdowns in a Spartans’ 47-13 frisk during TV. His TD runs lonesome 30, 5 and 3 yards, respectively, as Garden Spot gouged out 483 yards of sum offense.
PITCH AND CATCH: Speaking of Garden Spot ability kids, Spartans’ soph QB Cameron Roth had a noted entrance behind core opposite Twin Valley, completing 10-of-13 attempts for 227 yards and a span of touchdowns.
His favorite target: Mac Focht, who had 5 catches for 172 yards — a nifty 34.4 yards per squeeze — and a 73-yard TD receptions from Roth, who also had a TD screw on a ground, as manager Matt Zamperini and his Spartans got a celebration started quickly.
MULES COME OUT KICKING: We told we Solanco, uninformed off a 6-win deteriorate and a outing to a playoffs, has arrived underneath second-year manager Tony Cox. The Golden Mules positively came out slugging on Friday, pier adult 318 rushing yards in a 50-8 dispersion over Oxford.
Robbie Hassel spearheaded a belligerent conflict with 126 yards and a span of scores, while Prosper Eguzouwa — who sports one of a favorite names in a L-L — went for 89 yards and a TD.
Noah McCardell, who pilots Solanco’s choice diversion from his QB spot, customarily doesn’t go adult tip unequivocally much. Against a Hornets, he was 3-for-3 for 108 yards and a span of TD tosses — giving him an off-the-charts QB rating, by a approach — including a 56-yarder to Eguzouwa and a 45-yard scoring strike speedster Troy Miller.
VIKINGS TAKE NO PRISONERS: Friday’s many unilateral L-L victory:
Northern Lebanon 52, Pine Grove 0.
We wondered how a Vikings would do after losing all-star ability kids Isaac Ray, Dominic Trader and Mason Yost to graduation. Early earnings say: Not too bad.
Defense carried a day opposite PG on Friday: Northern Lebanon authorised only 64 sum yards and feasted on 4 fail recoveries and a pick, as a Cardinals managed only 6 initial downs, finished one pass and punted a round divided 5 times.
Northern Lebanon’s margin position was so great, in fact, that a Vikings piled adult 52 points while gaining only 155 yards of sum offense. That’s a neat trick.
BULLDOGS SURVIVE: Wilson vs. Governor Mifflin is always an comprehensive grind, and Friday’s opener between a longtime Berks County rivals was business as common for a Bulldogs and a Mustangs.
Wilson, 14-1 final year and a reigning District 3-AAAA champ, hold on for a 14-3 win in Shillington. It positively wasn’t flashy; comparison RB Shane Dantzler, a 1,600-yard behind final fall, missed a second half with a knee injury, and Mifflin gashed a Bulldogs’ built D for 211 rushing yards.
But Dantzler and Bailey McElroy had TD runs, and Wilson forced 3 turnovers, including picks by Bucknell partisan Jon Fox and LB Ike Schannauer.
For a Bulldogs, it was Step 1 on a approach to back-to-back 10-0 regular-season runs. Coach Doug Dahms’ organisation doesn’t unequivocally caring about how appealing a feat is; they only gladly raise adult wins and keep relocating forward.
SATURDAY’S SLATE: Two games involving L-L squads on Saturday: McCaskey hosts Harrisburg in a City Series nonleague during 1 p.m., and Pequea Valley hits a highway for a nonleague throw during York Tech, also during 1 p.m.