District 3 will no longer be crowning its football champions at Hersheypark Stadium:
District 3 takes football championships out of Hershey – PennLive.com
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Blue Mountain was undefeated and not scored upon. They are neither now.
The Spartans took their road show “up 61” to the Eagles Nest and played, I think, their best game of the season. Two first quarter touchdowns (Max Hurleman and Darren Brunner) tarnished Blue Mountain’s defense early and key plays throughout the fourth quarter solidified the win. The offense ran for 224 yards on forty carries (5.6/rush) while Ben Terefenko had another efficient game (5 for 7, 89 yards and a touchdown). The offensive line – center Trevor Beane, guards Anthony Ponce & Evan Niedrowski, tackles Ian Brunner & Colin Bunn, tight end Brayden Eberhart – are maturing and played very well. Tim Kowalski toted the ball seventeen times for 147 yards including the final score. Overall, a strong effort.
At Blue Mountain, I tried the Special Eagle Something-Or-Another Burger which was slathered in Buffalo Blue Cheese sauce. It was okay. But after two weeks of girls volleyball visitors fare (Oh look, hot dogs…again), it was a welcome distraction. It’s always interesting to check out the concession stands at new opponents. Anyone remember the grills at Schuylkill Haven in 2012? Good stuff and a great aroma. The Spartans put up thirty points in the first quarter, the mercy rule went into effect early in the second quarter, and fourteen players got carries that August evening. And I had a damn good burger. If you are keeping score at home, Schuylkill County concession stand-wise, I go Schuylkill Haven, Blue Mountain, and then Pottsville. I’m told the big concession stand behind the Pottsville home bleachers is solid but that satellite effort on our sideline is suspect.
I promised a Nolan Babb update last week.
When will Nolan be back? October.
(How’s that for “Coach Speak”?)
Have you been feeling the earth shaking and quaking? Many area residents are concerned and looking for answers. Relax. It’s just a Tim Kowalski-led Spartan D lowering the BOOM! on opponents and the accompanying aftershock. The Spartans are leading Berks in total defense while surrendering an average of only 48 rushing yards per contest. That will be tested this Friday at Blue Mountain but more on that later.
The Spartans rolled up 434 yards in a 48-3 pasting of Trinity last Saturday. The first team offense scored on every possession and senior signal caller Ben Terefenko had a 9 for 10, 153 yards, two touchdown performance. Senior Alyas Branford-Williams had the two receiving touchdowns, added a third on the ground, and Kowalski scored twice while producing 115 yards rushing. And that defense featured three sacks and ten tackles for loss. Kowalski, Evan Niedrowski, and Jimmy Grabowski were especially effective and disrupted the Shamrocks offense.