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Rams pound Owls, Win 45-0 @pennridgefb @BensalemOwlsFB

Written by: on Saturday, October 9th, 2021

 

                Pennridge -vs- Bensalem

Friday night’s Suburban One League non-conference clash between the Pennridge Rams (3-3) and the Bensalem Owls (4-2) carried playoff aspirations for both squads.  Heading into the game the Rams defense which is led by Junior Linebacker and Division One prospect (who holds multiple Power five offers) Phil Picciotti was allowing an average of 12.8 points per game. After last night’s goose egg over host Bensalem that average now stands at 11.0 points per game through seven contests. Bensalem’s defense was yielding an average of 15.0 points per game which would lead one to believe this was going to be a low scoring affair.  Asked if he was surprised by the final score, Pennridge coach Cody Muller said, “I think our kids played hard at the end of the day. They did what we needed them to do on both sides of the ball as well as special teams so I couldn’t have asked for more as a coach.”

With only a few minutes remaining in the first quarter the Rams struck first with a twenty-seven-yard field goal from kicker Sean Curry.

The first quarter would close out with the score locked at 3-0.  The second quarter however would prove to be a different story.  Pennridge came out on fire! It began with a fifty-six-yard Nate Mossbrook rushing touchdown.

The point after would make it 10-0. A series later, Bensalem quarterback Matt Saunders threw a pass that would be intercepted by Dylan O’Brien and ran back thirty-two yards for the PICK SIX!

Again the point after from Curry made it 17-0. To close out the half, Tyler Wetzel scampered twenty-three yards for his first touchdown on the evening. Curry would connect on the point after try and Pennridge took a comfortable lead into the half 24-0.

The third quarter would see Bensalem quarterback Matt Saunders picked off again, this time by Adam Mossbrook who brought it back to the Bensalem twenty-six-yard line. The ensuing play resulted in another Tyler Wetzel rushing touchdown. After the extra point, the third quarter would end with the score 31-0.

During the fourth quarter the Rams would score two more times. Brennan Fisher took a handoff fifty-eight-yards to the house with 9:45 seconds left in regulation. The extra point would make the score 38-0.

The final scoring play was a quarterback keeper which saw Logan McGowan fake the handoff to his running back and jet twenty-nine yards down the left side for the score.


The outcome was not what I had anticipated from either squad. I will say Bensalem stayed in the game mentally the entire time even when the scoring began to mount and never gave up. While the offense was held to 153 yards on the night, the defense showed a lot of heart. On the outcome and what comes next for his program, Coach Allen Houston said, “You regroup man. We are still learning how to win. We’re coming off campaigns where we haven’t won games, so the fact that we were in a position where week seven mattered is a big step for our program.”

Next up for Pennridge (4-3) (2-2) is a home conference matchup with Central Bucks East (6-1) (4-0) and Bensalem (4-3) (3-1) travels to Council Rock South (1-6) (1-3).

 

 

Pennridge  03-21-07-14-45

Bensalem   00-00-00-00-00

 

*PLAYERS OF THE GAME

Brennan Fisher 16 carries for 178 yards 1 TD

Tyler Wetzel  6 carries for 71 yards and 2 TDs

Matt Saunders 6-18 passing for 83 yards 2 INT

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