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Written by: Daniel Reed on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
MCA Red Tornadoes break down defensive wall of Troy on road to victory 35 to 7 to advance to District IV Class 2A Championship vs Southern Columbia !
A see of Red and White filled the field of play as both teams colors were red/white, and white/red, with both sporting red helmets. The game started out with the Troy Trojans kicking off to the home team Red Tornadoes. Mount Carmel would begin their opening drive from their 40, and we were off and running to see which team would advance to the District IV Championship game. The Red Tornadoes would advance the ball into Trojan territory quickly with it being first and ten at the Trojan 48. Troy’s DT Mason Imbt would come up with a big tackle for loss, and Mount Carmel was back at their own 43 and it would be 4th down. Troy would get the ball for the first time following the Red Tornadoes punt at the Trojan 20. RB-Cody Johnson would go for a long gain for a Trojan first down as things started off good for the Trojans. The drive would suddenly stall and they would have to punt with seven minutes to go in the quarter. From there, the Red Tornadoes went to work from their own 31 yard line. Four and a half minutes later, we would see the games first score when RB-Julien Stellar would take off for 13 yards to the endzone, the point after was good, and the score was 7 to 0 Mount Carmel with under a minute to go in the first quarter. Mount Carmel would kickoff and the Trojans would begin at their 39.
Troy would overcome a 4th down situation, and have it first and ten at the Red Tornadoes 36 but, shortly after, Mount Carmel’s Liam Bradley recovered the fumble by the Trojans and the Red Tornadoes would take over at their own 41. The Troy defense would step up and respond, when Mason Imbt would come up big once again, this time an interception, returning it to the Red Tornadoes 34 with starting QB-Justice Chimics back in the game after a short stint on the bench due to apparent injury. Unfortunately, Troy would again see 4th down, and have to punt. Mount Carmel would start deep in their own territory this time, from the 12 with 8 minutes still to play in the first half. QB-Pedro Feliciano, Cole Spears, Thomas Davitt, Ryan Weidner, and Julien Stellar would each have nice gains, eventually leading the Red Tornadoes into Trojan territory, down inside the redzone with about 2 minutes to go until halftime. With under a minute left in the half, QB-Feliciano would call his own number and take it two yards to paydirt to put the Red Tornadoes up 13 to 0 just before the half after the point after was missed.
To begin the second, Mount Carmel would kickoff and the Trojans would start the third quarter at their own 28 yard line. Following a first down to their 42, the drive would once again stall, and we would see another Trojan punt, down to the 28 of Mount Carmel. Once again, the offense would march down field behind the legs of Feliciano, Weidner, capped off by a 44 yard touchdown run by Julien Stellar, his second of the game and the score would now be 21 to 0 following Stellar’s 2 point conversion run with about 5 minutes to go in the third quarter. Troy would again begin a drive from their 20 with QB Justice Chimics taking control on the ensuing drive connecting on two huge pass plays, leading the Trojans down the field to the Red Tornadoes 7 yard line before taking it into the endzone himself from 4 yards out to put the Trojans on the board for the first time. 21 to 7 was now the score at the end of the third quarter of play, and we would go into the 4th with the momentum shifted to the Trojan side of the field. That momentum would take a huge swing towards the Red Tornadoes however when they would receive the kickoff and have it first and ten from the Troy 39.
About 1 minute would roll off the 4th quarter clock before Mount Carmel would again score, this time from a Michael Farronato 34 yard scamper to extend the Red Tornado lead back to 21, leading 28 to 7. Troy would get the ball at their own 34 and try and get something done which they would. They would get down to the Mount Carmel 17 yard line, before lightning struck and a Red Tornado named Jacob Schultz grabbed the ball from the air at the 15, and took it back to the Mount Carmel 45 yard line with just about 5 minutes to go in the game. Mount Carmel would put the game basically out of reach when Xaviar Diaz would take the handoff and race 51 yards for the score, and put the Red Tornadoes on top 35 to 7 with under four minutes to play. Troy would reach Mount Carmel territory once more before suffering yet another turnover when Cole Spears would pick off the deep pass and return it to the Red Tornadoes 17 yard line with under a minute to play, evenutally ending the game with the score, Mount Carmel – 35, Troy – 7 ! Mount Carmel ended the game with 47 plays in total, 44 of them by way of the run, that racked up a total of 319 yards and 5 touchdowns, led by Senior RB-Julien Stellar who finished with 92 yards on 14 carries, and 2 tds. The star of the game in my eyes was definitely Julien Stellar who also tallied 10 solo tackles, 13 in total.
Next up for the Red Tornadoes(10-2), are the Tigers of Southern Columbia(11-1). The Tigers average 44.2 points a game, defense giving up 11.5. The Red Tornadoes will enter the District IV Championship game averaging 38.8 a game, giving up an average of 19.2. Last meeting was on September 24th, 2021 with Southern Columbia defeating the Red Tornadoes 40 to 14. Will there be a different outcome this time around, as Mount Carmel comes in on a 7 game win streak since losing to the Tigers, while the Tigers come in on a 6 game win streak since their loss to Wyomissing the week after defeating the Red Tornadoes !
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