Jags Rout Upper Darby 55 to 20
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James Middleton | September 2, 2022
Concord, PA: In the second game of the season for Garnet Valley, the Jags showcased a passing attack that traditionally is practically unheard of for the Jags. Quarterback Matt Mesaros threw four passing touchdowns in tonight’s contest against Upper Darby. In the week leading up to the game, there was no primary focus on the passing game. Mesaros said, “We didn’t really know how they were going to play us defensively, so when we started to run our offense, we saw some pass plays open up.” Behind the offense, Garnet Valley would run away with the win by a score of 55 to 20 against Upper Darby.
Tight end Drew Van Horn caught two of Mesaros’ touchdown passes tonight, one for 36 yards and the other for 17 yards. “Coach Boyd read the defense perfectly, setting it up with run plays and getting the defense to bite on play action for us to throw it over the top for walk-in touchdowns,” said Van Horn.
Senior wideout Jack Westburg caught the other two touchdown passes from Mesaros. Both of Westburg’s catches came inside the Upper Darby red zone, one going for 11 yards and the other a 1-yard catch to close out the first half. Along with the touchdown catches, Westburg had two carries that also went for touchdowns. Westburg said, “I mean, honestly, the linemen did a hell of a job today; they just dominated.” Senior running back Jason “The Bus” Bernard and junior Luke Mingioni had the other two touchdown runs for Garnet Valley.
After the Upper Darby offense scored on their first drive with a touchdown run by quarterback Montez Ellis, the Jaguar defense kept them at bay for the rest of the game. Upper Darby wouldn’t score again until the second quarter when Ellis ran in for another touchdown. The final score for the Royals came when Ellis connected with wideout Lavar Jackson who was wide open behind the Jag secondary, for a touchdown. The Garnet Valley defense had an interception, fumble, and safety in the game.
Garnet Valley continues their season next week when they travel to take on Radnor. In this young season, Radnor sits in 8th place in the Central League, while Garnet Valley is at the top. The game will be under the lights at 7 o’clock at Prevost Field.
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