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Bangor Cruises To Win Over Pottstown.

Written by: on Friday, September 3rd, 2021

 

 

Potent Ground Attack Propels Bangor to a Convincing Win Over Pottstown.
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POTTSTOWN- Tropical Storm Ida, wreaked havoc across much of Pennsylvania all day Wednesday. The Philadelphia area, Lehigh Valley and northeastern part of the state were hit the hardest with some areas getting 6+ inches of rain. Flash flooding to small streams and tributaries overflowed, leaving many schools in the Philadelphia area to close either for just Thursday or some included Friday as well.

Pottstown closed for school on Thursday, but after evaluating the bright sunshine and field conditions decided around noon to play their scheduled game with District XI opponent the Slaters of Bangor. When the final whistle blew, the visitors from Northampton County walked away with a 54-7 win at Giggs Memorial Field before a moderate crowd on a cool late summer night.

Bangor forced a three-and-out on the Trojans opening drive, and then caught a break, with a twelve yard punt placed the ball on the Trojan 33 yard line, but a hold and a illegal formation set them back near midfield, unable to pick up a first down, they were forced to punt back to the home team. Pottstown fumbled on the return and Bangor recovered inside the 25, from their Bangor moved the ball inside the five, where quarterback Eric Striba scored from three yards and with two-point coversion made it 8-0 with 6:43 to play in the opening quarter.

Late in the quarter Pottstown attempted a fourth down conversion that came up short. Bangor proceeded to move the ball on the ground to the Trojan four, from there running back Kael Godshalk finished off the drive, again converting the two-point conversion made the score 16-0 with 37 seconds left.

Bangor made sure the second half would be played under the mercy-rule as they extended to a 38-0 lead. Defensive back Greg Campbell had a 70 yard interception return. Godshalk scored from nine yards out and Dylan Miller, picked off a tipped pass and scored from 25 yards with 15 seconds left in the half.

With the clock moving, and most of the reserves in for Bangor running back Noah Hillis broke free for a 24 yard run 46-0 lead with 1:53 in the third quarter

Pottstown avoided the shutout with a 10 yard score with 7:26 left to go in the game, but Bangor managed the find the end zone one last time with 2:41 left in the fourth as Hilles took it in from five yards out.

Bangor coach, Paul Reduzzi, was pleased with his teams’ performance, “We did what we wanted to do, our ground attack and the guys up front did their jobs and opened up holes for Godshalk, Hillis and Strika had room to run. It’s a good win.” He stated.

Bangor now 2-0 will be on the road next Friday at Blue Mountain, who will be at North Schuylkill Friday. Pottstown(0-2) will try to get a win at Octorara Area next week.

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