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Tigers flex muscles in 2nd half, beat Dawgs

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| August 27, 2022


Even though the hometown Bulldawgs came up short, it was nothing short of an unforgettable night at historic Crispin Field. 



Berwick Brings Down Braedon Wisloski

  Under new Head Coach Mike Bennett, the Dawgs had high hopes entering a daunting task against the 5X defending state champion Southern Columbia Tigers. A packed out house at Crispin Field set the backdrop for two name brand teams in Pennsylvania high school football. It was a promising start for Berwick, who jumped out to a 7-0 start early in the second quarter. By the time it reached halftime, the Dawgs had stretched it to a two touchdown advantage. The Tigers looked shell shocked as they walked into the Visitors locker room.

  Part of this crazy night, a weather delay to throw a wrench in things, Over a 90 minute delay made this a late night for players and fans alike. This gave the winningest PA high school coach of all time extra preparation to rebound from the lackluster first half. The Tigers did just that.

   Within two minutes of the second half, Southern Columbia finally got on the board, they did not look back from there. A magical and improbable first half for Berwick was erased within minutes. By the time the third quarter came around, the Dawgs trailed by a score. 


   It was a star studded game for both sides, as they relied on their star players and D-1 commits. For Berwick, it was Kent State Commit Spencer Kishbaugh catching multiple short passes and taking them for huge gains. The Tigers relied on Braedon Wisloski, as he took multiple 60+ yard touchdowns to the Endzone. It was clear what the Offenses were trying to establish, get their playmakers the ball. 

   Southern Columbia took advantage of a tired Dawgs Defense and scored three one play touchdowns. By the time you looked up, the Tigers scored 42 points in just 18 minutes. Berwick tried to fight and claw back, but couldn’t muster enough in the end, as Berwick fell to Southern Columbia 42-27.



The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Berwick

The Good: Berwick’s Offense had no problem moving the football for the most part. Spencer Kishabugh and Drey Wilk anchored the offense, both of them finding the Endzone.

The Bad: Southern Columbia was able to get consistent pressure and Quarterback Matthew Lonczynski was under distress for a large portion of the game.

The Ugly: Berwick’s defense allowed multiple one play touchdowns, most of them coming from a broken tackle for Southern Columbia.

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Southern

The Good: They continue to find ways to win

The Bad: Slow start

The Ugly: Slow start

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