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Written by: on Sunday, October 11th, 2020

 

Bishop Guilfoyle forced three turnovers and gained 417 yards of offense to down Chestnut Ridge 31-21 Saturday night at Mansion Park.

“I told our guys early in the season that the turnover battle for us is huge,” said Bishop Guilfoyle head coach Justin Wheeler. “I fell we’re a good offense, and those extra drives help out. Tonight with us being plus three, that’s the difference.”

The Marauders used a balanced attack rushing for 218 yards while throwing for 199 yards.

The two teams combined for six first touchdowns and 45 points. Bishop Guilfoyle opened the scoring on a great individual effort by Zach McCloskey, who dragged Lions into the end zone with him on an 18-yard run. Karson Kiesewetter’s interception set up the score.

 

Chestnut Ridge responded immediately as Logan Pfister connected with Matt Whysong for an 80-yard touchdown pass on the ensuing snap.

On the Lions next possession, Ryan Hagg intercepted Pfister that led to Deven Wyandy’s 31-yard field goal.

Bishop Guilfoyle extended their lead on Keegan Myrick’s 6-yard run in the second quarter, putting the Marauders ahead 17-7.

The next three possessions ended in touchdowns as the pace of the game picked up.

Whysong and Pfister hooked up for there second touchdown of the game from 33 yards out.

Konner Kiesewetter threw a 50-yard touchdown to Haiden Garner. Kiesewetter had a significant night for Bishop Guilfoyle, converting two fourth downs while completing 14-of-20 passes for 199 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Garner had four catches for 92 yards and the touchdown.

“Konner has been outstanding all year long,” said Wheeler. “Last week he was 9-for-11 with three touchdowns, he’s been getting better every week, and he’s been making better decisions. He was very efficient tonight, and he made a lot plays on third and fourth down for us.”

Meanwhile, Pfister led the Lions in a 2-minute drive and again found Whysong, who made a one-handed catch for a 25-yard touchdown that brought Chestnut Ridge to within 24-21 by halftime.

 

Pfister threw for 303 yards on 17-of-33 passing while tossing three touchdowns and two interceptions. Whysong had a monster game for the Lions catching six passes for 175 yards and three scores.

Bishop Guilfoyle took the second-half kickoff and stuck in the end zone on Myrick’s 2-yard run. Konner Kiesewetter connected with Andrew Yanoshak on fouth down for 29 yards to keep the drive alive. Myrick finished the game with 89 yards on 20 carries with a pair of touchdowns.

“Thank God fans got to watch this tonight because this was a heavyweight fight,” said Wheeler. “The first half was athletes making plays. In the second half, we told our guys not to give up the big one, and force them to make a drive on us. Of we could do that eventually, we are going to make a play. It ended up working out for us.”

When Chestnut Ridge tried to respond, they drove into the Marauders territory but lost a fumble. Their third turnover of the game.

“That was the difference in the game was 3-0 in the turnover department,” said Chestnut Ridge head coach Max Shoemaker. “You can’t do that against a quality team. Our kids came out and battled, Bishop Guilfoyle is an outstanding team, and we were right there with them.”

The Lions would get one final chance to cut the deficit but turned the ball over downs at the Bishop Guilfoyle 13-yard line with 2:24 to play.

“Our overall team speed on defense is pretty good,” said Wheeler. “You can never stop those guys; they made their plays in the first half. In the second half, we held that perimeter better and contained them to keep the big plays off the board.”

Chestnut Ridge saw its 3-game winning streak snapped and fell to 3-2 on the season.

“Tonight, we competed a lot better than we did against Bedford,” said Shoemaker. “I’m proud of the way they fought; the turnovers are something we can clean up.”

Bishop Guilfoyle won its third straight game and travels to Central Cambria next week.

“We’ve gotten better every week,” said Wheeler. “Especially the last four weeks, we’ve played two by quarters all season, and that’s been the second half against Richland. Hopefully, we can continue to improve and become a dangerous playoff team this year.”

Gallery Grant Long

Game Highlights:

 

Bishop Guilfoyle 31 Chestnut Ridge 21

Score by Quarters

Chestnut Ridge 7 14 0 0 – 21

Bishop Guilfoyle – 10 14 7 0 – 31

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

BG – Zach McCloskey 18 yd run, (Deven Wyandy pat), 5:06

CR – Matt Whysong 80 yd pass from Logan Pfister, (kick good), 4:51

BG – Wyandy 31 yd field goal, 1:26

Second Quarter

BG – Keegan Myrick 6 yd run, (Wyandy pat), 8:06

CR – Whysong 33 yd pass from Pfister, (kick good), 6:04

BG – Haiden Garner 50 yd pass from Konner Kiesewetter, (Wyandy pat), 3:05

CR – Whysong 25 yd pass from Pfister, (kick good), 1:19

Third Quarter

BG – Myrick 2 yd run, (Wyandy pat), 7:31

Individual Stats

Rushing: Chestnut Ridge – Jonah Hillegass 7-32, Pfister 12-56, Trevor Weyandt 1-(-1). Totals: 10-43. Bishop Guilfoyle – Myrick 20-89, McCloskey 9-77, Garner 9-49, Konner Kiesewetter 2-3, Team 3-0. Totals: 43-218.

Receiving: Chestnut Ridge – Matt Whysong 6-175, Joe Gardner 3-54, Weyandt 5-50, Nate Whysong 1-5, Hillegass 1-5, Jordan Hilligass 1-14. Bishop Guilfoyle – Garner 4-92, Myrick 6-57, Andrew Yanoshak 3-37, McCloskey 1-13,

Passing: Chestnut Ridge – Pfister 17-for-33, 303 yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions. Bishop Guilfoyle – Konner Kiesewetter 14-for-20, 199 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception.

Interceptions: Bishop Guilfoyle – Karson Kiesewetter, Ryan Hagg. Chesnut Ridge – Whysong.

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