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Coming Up Threes on Homecoming! @TheKiskiSchool @TheHillSchool

Written by: on Sunday, October 31st, 2021

 

Hill School (Pottstown) Rams (2-5) vs Kiski School Cougars (4-2)

Last Meeting 10/26/19 Kiski 17 @ Hill 6

Coming up Threes on Homecoming! @TheKiskiSchool @TheHillSchool

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, Hill School and Kiski School battled for 45 minutes in an epic defensive struggle. The final three minutes were crazy.

Both teams came out and tried to establish their running games, which resulted in punts by both teams. The Cougars were able to pick up two first downs on their second possession before fumbling. Eli Willman recovered for the Rams on the Kiski 45. Three plays later the Hill School had to punt. Kiski had the ball as the first quarter ended. A quarter which saw little offense and a slight advantage in field position to the Rams.

Both teams punted to start the second quarter. The Cougars would now go on a eight and a half minutes drive which covered 71 yards and produced the days first points. Kiski converted a fourth and one from the Rams 36, only to have it taken away on a motion penalty. Head Coach Bo Buran called up a run-pass option for his talented quarterback Nico Marchitelli (Colorado). Marchitelli also plays defensive back and is the teams punter and kicker. Marchitelli rolled right somehow avoided a sack, kept himself off the ground and threw a perfect touch pass over the defenders. Jefferson Bretanys Desca (Canada) made the catch in traffic. Desca, hard nosed running back had just gained the first down that was taken away.

The Cougars would continue the drive and Marchitelli would muscle it into the end zone with just over one minute to go in the half. Marchitelli added the extra point and it was 7-0. The Rams two minute offense was stopped by a sack and they punted. The Cougars ran one play and went to the locker room.

The second half didn’t start well for the Rams. They had a three and out and followed that with an eleven yard punt. Kiski was unable to do anything with the field position. They ran four plays and netted only four yards. A fourth and six pass from midfield went incomplete. The Rams picked up one first down in Cougar territory before freshman quarterback Charles Hewitt (Massachusetts) had his out pattern intercepted by Brice Ebeneth (Canada).

Kiski went three and out and punted. The Hill School would now go on a 62 yard drive. The problem was they needed 63. The big play was a Hewitt screen pass to running back Kayden Davis for 39 yards to the Kiski 15. Another pass gave the Rams first and goal at the one. After being stopped on two plays, the Rams fumbled the snap out of the shotgun formation. The Cougars had the ball back.

Kiski picked up one first down as the third quarter ended and punted. The Rams got a great punt return to the Cougars 25. But four plays later, they turned it over on downs when Hewitt’s pass went incomplete. On the pervious play the Rams had appeared to have tied the game but the ball was dropped in the end zone. Kiski would now chew up almost seven minutes of the fourth quarter going from their own 26 to inside the Rams ten. Marchitelli had two big scrambles on the drive including a 34 yard run. The second run converted a fourth and six from the Rams 23. With the ball on the Rams 13, Marchitelli started to run left, stopped went back to the right, spin move back to the left inside the ten, stop pass to a receiver at the one. Defensive back Jake Voynar took the ball away from the receiver and raced across the field and down the left sideline for a 98 yard interception return. The extra point by Maxwell Elmore tied the game at seven with three minutes left.

Elmore then kicked the ball out of the end zone. Kiski was 80 yards away. The Cougars had three minutes left. Three plays and one minute later Marchitelli hit Joe Hess (Michigan) for a critical first down on the left sideline. The next play was a Marchitelli to Hess pass on the left sideline. The next play was a beautiful 60 yard pass and catch from Marchitelli to Hess and the Cougars led 13-7 with 1:46 to go. The extra point was blocked.

The Rams got the ball back and after a sack Hewitt was picked off in the right flats by Hess who raced untouched for a touchdown. The Rams got the ball again. Hewitt was sacked again and had to leave the game with a shoulder injury. Backup quarterback Luke Rasmussen (Pennsylvania) came into the game and he was sacked. Hess would then pick off a Rasmussen pass in the right flats and race in for another touchdown.

The Rams would get the ball back one more time but time would run out. The Final was Cougars 26 Rams 7.

HS  0- 0- 0- 7= 7

KS. 0- 7- 0-19=26

K-Nico Marchitelli 2 run xp Marchitelli (0-7) 1:02

H-Jake Voynar 98 interception return xp Maxwell Elmore (7-7) 3:02

K- Joe Hess 60 pass from Marchitelli xp blocked (7-13) 1:46

K- Hess 40 interception return xp Marchitelli (7-20) 1:21

K- Hess 45 interception return xp ng (7-26) 0:17

Threes

-All but 1:touchdown were scored in the last three minutes.

-There were three pick sixes.

-All three quarterbacks threw a pick six.

-Kiski’s #33  Joe Hess scored three touchdowns in a minute 29 seconds!

-All three quarterbacks are from different states-Colorado, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

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