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Written by: Willie McGonigle on Monday, October 7th, 2019
The scoreboard at Harry S Truman’s Henry C. Morgan Stadium read 42-20 in favor of the visitors. The numbers however were not indictive of the how the key Suburban One National Conference between the Pennsbury Falcons and the Harry S. Truman Tigers. Two touchdowns in the fourth quarter a 47-yard run by Tj Rogers and David Wilson to Jordan Fant 64-yard pass help the Tigers pull to within 22.
In the first 24 minutes of the contest, nothing was going right for the home squad has they committed four of their six turnovers (3 interceptions,3 fumbles loss in total) in the games opening half all led to Falcons points. “Your not going to win a game when you have 4-5 turnovers, crazy thing is we had a great week of practice we executed well and the kids were locked in (during the week)” Tigers head coach Ben Johnson III said adding “There’s no excuses for it.” Johnson added that when you make mistakes and you have a team like Pennsbury who capitalizes on them that’s what going to happen.
On the game’s third play Drew Hensor pounced on Wilson fumble setting the Falcons up at the Tigers 33-yard line and on the next play Cj Kohler connected with Issiah Edwards for the touchdown.
On the ensuing drive the host appeared poised tie the game up driving down to the Falcons 25 before Hensor would come up with his first interception of Wilson and it would be Hensor that would put the Falcons 14 with his two-yard touchdown plunge. Hensor would add his second interception on the ensuing drive before departing the game with an apparent leg injury. Brad Mickles would power his way in 12-yards out and after the Tigers were flagged for one of their eight penalties in the game compared to three for the Falcons Jay Von McNeil would convert the two-point conversion to make it 22-0
The Falcons would recover the ensuing onsides kick and two plays Kohler would go deep to Teone Sherrod for a 48-yard touchdown.
With Hensor out of the game Trevor Williams took over registering two sacks and a fumble recovery, the senior who started out the season playing both ways before sustaining a knee injury forcing him to just play one way. It was Williams’ fumble recovery that led to the next Falcon score a 11-yard touchdown to Josh Boyda. When asked about Williams Falcons head coach Dan McShane said Williams had a great game.
Kohler in just his fourth start completed 8 of his 12 passes for 153 yards. Kohler said “We came out hungry flying, there was a lot of doubt for us this week, but we just came out hungry and ready to win.” He also called his defenses performance a bombshell. “They came out read their keys did everything they needed to do, and we came out and got the win.
McNeil would add a one-yard plunge to put the Falcons up 42+0. The Tigers would get on the board with an up tempo drive going 76-yards mostly thanks to the arm of Wilson, who then let scrambled in from 13 yards out.
The Tigers (4-3 overall 3-1 Suburban One Nation Conference) will look to rebound when they host the Abington Ghost Friday night at 7 pm while the Falcons (4-3,3-0) will host Council Rock South on Friday at 7.
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