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Council Rock South Edges Harry S. Truman

Tagged under: District 1, Gameday Hub, News

| September 17, 2022


            Council Rock South (2-2) (1-0) pounded out a victory on Friday night over host Harry S. Truman (1-3) (0-1) as they opened up play in the Suburban One League- Continental Conference. Head coach CJ Szydlik who’s in his first season with CRS was happy with the victory but knows some things need to be cleaned up. After the game, on the win he said, “Sometimes you win ugly, and we definitely did that tonight.  We’re a younger team learning how to win so when you get into situations like this, were we kind of gave up some opportunities where we could have put it away and we didn’t, but you know what we’ll be better for it next week as long as we keep pushing forward, we’re going to be alright.”

Truman won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff, but CRS capitalized on Truman’s first possession when 4th String QB SR ATH Rondell Bradley dropped back he was picked off by JR DB No. 11 Nick Haurin. A few plays later SR RB No.2 Nick Diaz pushed his way through from 5-yards out.

After the PAT was blocked the Golden Hawks led 6-0.  Both teams would go back and forth chunking a few yards here and there but both defenses held strong as the first quarter ended.  No matter if it was up the gut or on the outside neither offense could manage more than a few yards for most of the second quarter.  With 1:06 left in the half SR QB No. 12 Chase Ennis found SR WR No. 13 Jake Zarnowsky for a 34-yard touchdown.

Rock would complete the two-point conversion and their lead extended to 14-0. Zarnowsky who is returning from a broken collarbone in 7-on7’s this summer made an impact last week in his first game back scoring a TD against Pennsbury though the team lost and then again, this week against Truman.

The third quarter saw the defenses come up big again for both sides. The Tigers did come out swinging in third and It took them only a few plays to reach paydirt in the third quarter.  SR ATH No. 5 Rondell Bradley capitalized on good field position when he couldn’t find an open receiver he took off around the end, faked out a would-be tackler, & went untouched into the endzone.

The tigers extra point attempt was blocked, and they trailed 14-6. Both defenses held strong for multiple possessions but later to close out the third, Rocks Zarnowsky muffed the punt and SR WR/CB No. 19 Kier Williams recovered for Truman.

The fourth quarter opened with Truman knocking on the door again however and unsportsmanlike conduct penalty pushed them back into their own territory. The CRS defense led by JR DL No. 57 Thomas Gallagher who took up permanent residency in Truman’s backfield all game wouldn’t allow Truman to gain any more momentum and the quarter and game would end with the score still notched at 14-6. After the heartbreaker, Truman head coach Ben Johnson said, “Hey, I’m proud of this team as we have been facing a lot of adversity. We’re on our 4th string QB and have multiple key players out with some serious injuries. We just got to do the best we can with what we got. This team wasn’t a bad ball club. Their a gritty team and they showed that especially against Tennent. They are a well-coached team and I have a lot of respect for coach.”





CRS- Ennis 9-15 for 124 yds 1TD

HST- Ro. Bradley 4-11 for 26 yds 1INT


CRS- Myers 15-63, Diaz 10-38-1TD, Ennis 7-53, Zarnowsky 3-15, Christian 1-(-4)

HST- Ro. Bradley 10-58-1 TD, Deleon 4-10, Heard 2-8, Bataille 2-6, King 1-5


CRS-Zarnowsky 3-60-1TD, Ulrick 2-28, Haurin 2-24, Bondy 2-12

HST- Ra.Bradley 2-19, King 1-1, Slayton 1-6


CRS-9-15-124-1 TD 0 INT

CRS-36-165-1 TD

HST-4-11-26-0 TD 1 INT


Next week: Council Rock South is home against Quakertown (1-3) (0-0) and Harry S. Truman travels to Souderton (3-1) (1-0).

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