Spartans 2001

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Boyertown BearsW  32 - 07Aug 31 - FriAway
Muhlenberg MuhlsW  31 - 22Sept 08 - SatHome
Fleetwood TigersW  55 - 00Sept 15 - SatHome
Exeter EaglesW  48 - 20Sept 21 - FriAway
Hamburg HawksW  35 - 08Sept 29 - FriAway
Kutztown CougarsW  56 - 00Oct 06 - SatHome*
Holy Name Blue JaysW  41 - 07Oct 13 - FriAway
Central Catholic CardinalsW  42 - 08Oct 20 - SatHome
Schuylkill Valley PanthersW  42 - 08Oct 26 - FriAway
Conrad Weiser ScoutsW  28 - 17Nov 03 - SatHome
Juniata IndiansW  35 - 34
(2 OT)
Wilson HS
Elco RaidersW  28 - 00Nov 16 - FriD3 AA CHAMPIONSHIP
Cedar Crest HS
Pen Argyl Green KnightsL   14 - 35Nov 24 - FriPIAA AA QUARTERFINAL
Hersheypark Stadium
07Quillman, TravisWR/DB6.0116011
08Georgeadis, JimP/K5.0815012
09O'Hara, Jeff ©QB/DB6.0217012
10Bailey, Jon ©TE/DE6.0219012
11Mullen, KirkWR/DB6.0118012
12Hartman, KyleQB/LB6.0119011
15Hill, SeanQB/DB5.1015010
18Dato, BenP/K6.0318010
20Moyer, AdamRB/DB5.0814010
21Eisenhower, JasonRB/DB5.0613010
23Frymoyer, JasonRB/DB5.0714012
24McCready, Nolan ©WR/DB6.0218512
25Taylor, AndrewRB/LB6.0119010
26Reardon, TomWR/DB5.0714012
28Griesemer, JeremyRB/LB5.0816510
32Natale, TekkyRB/DB5.0613510
33Moser, BillyRB/DB5.1016012
34Hart, JonRB/DE5.1122011
51Koch, RyanOL/DL6.0220512
53DelVecchio, TonyOL/DL5.0718511
55Filpo, RichardOL/DL5.0616011
59Smith, ElliotOL/DE5.0915010
60Hunsberger, MarcOL/DL5.1119010
61Banks, MattOL/DL5.0818011
64Buffington, TrevorOL/DL5.0921011
65Witmyer, JonOL/LB5.0819010
68Jepsen, PeterOL/LB5.0813511
71Newman, IanOL/DL5.1020512
73Wojciechowski, NickOL/DL5.1123512
74Romano, DavidOL/DL5.1016010
76Cusati, AnthonyOL/DL5.1123512
77Althouse, AndrewOL/DL5.1123010
78Shoop, Brian ©OL/DL6.0327512
79Blanchet, JamesOL/DL5.1018011
80Straus, AaronWR/DL5.1016010
81Tschop, TomTE/DE6.0418511
85Siebens, JamesWR/LB5.1016012
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Andrew Althouse | 2001-2003 | Offensive Tackle/Defensive Tackle | #77

In the second game of my varsity career, at home vs. Muhlenberg, we trailed 14-7 after the Muhls returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown. It was brutally hot, so Coach Wolfrum decided to platoon some of the linemen, giving me an opportunity to show that I belonged on the varsity level. I relished every play of the second half as we stormed back to take a 31-14 lead and eventually win 31-22. Coach was confident enough to start me for the rest of the season, allowing our better senior lineman to focus on defense, and ultimately I experienced some tremendous games over the rest of my sophomore year. We went on to an undefeated regular season and the top seed in the district playoffs.

In the first round of the playoffs, we fell behind Juniata 28-14 at halftime. Though it was my first varsity playoff game, I wasn’t nervous, because I looked around in the locker room at halftime and saw the looks on the seniors’ faces. Nolan McCready, Jeff O’Hara, Brian Shoop, Jon Bailey…their faces all told me the same thing – there was no way we were losing that game. We fought throughout the second half and eventually Jeff O’Hara found Jon Bailey near the left pylon for a tying touchdown. Yet, it wasn’t over…we had to go through two interminable overtimes and stop a two-point conversion, but finally came out victorious, 35-34.

The next week’s title game vs. ELCO seemed like a piece of cake – everything went right from start to finish. Jeff intercepted the ELCO QB on our first drive, and then proceeded to hook up with Nolan McCready on one of the great plays in Wyomissing football for a touchdown that sent us on our way. Jon Hart crushed the ELCO defense all night and Billy Moser & Andy Taylor both broke some huge gains in the fourth quarter to break ELCO’s back, Moser eventually scored the final TD to put us ahead 28-0.

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