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Written by: David Burnworth on Sunday, April 4th, 2021
This was my first trip to Clymer high school but my 2nd time seeing CSP play, this was also my first time seeing Springville
Griffins play. I want to say before getting to the game thank you to the good people at CSP for allowing PAFOOTBALLNEWS to cover this game.
The Wolfpack had moved the ball very easily downfield on their first drive but Bishop Kopta would cough the ball up and pouncing on it like a puma was the Griffins was Andrew Slippy. The fumble was caused by Alex Elkins. Elkins would have a solid game in defeat and I believe that the senior will play somewhere at the next level if he chooses that path. After getting the ball back the Wolfpack once again moved the ball pretty easily then Zachary Napoli would stop Kopta for a loss of one, then Owen Gratto put the ball on the ground due to a hit by Slippy, and once again the Griffins would come up with the ball with Napoli recovering the fumble. Gratto made up for his miscue when he picked off a Thomas Orndorff pass and take it to the house to give the Wolfpack the 6-0 lead, a two-point conversion was successful when Derek Sears pulled in a pass from Kopta making this an 8-0 game with 2:38 left in the first quarter.
Just:15 seconds into the 2nd quarter Roger Mack blocked a Springville punt to put the Wolfpack offense back on the field. A 23-yard run to the Springville 18-yard line by Sears set up the next score that came on a Kopta to John Swabik pass from 18-yards. The two-point conversion run by Connor Cooper would make this a 16-0 game with 10:40 left in the half. A bad snap on a punt attempt by Colton Baker resulted in a safety to give the Wolfpack the 18-0 lead with 9:01 left in the half.
Needing something good to happen Springville got just what they needed when Elkins made a nice pick off of a Kopta pass with 8:41 remaining on the clock. The ensuing drive quickly came to a stop when Keith Gormely stopped baker on fourth and two. Sears would set up the next Wolfpack score with a sweet 15-yard run. The score would come on a 1-yard run from Kopta. Cooper converted another two-point play by running the ball into the endzone making this a 26-0 game at the 4:25 mark.
Springville would elect to go for it again on fourth down and again CSP was up to the task with Kyle Ryan stuffing Elkins short of the first down marker. Cooper picked up 22-yards for CSP on the ensuing drive and that was followed up by a 16-yard completion by Kopta to Swabik that took the ball down to the Springville 2-yard line. From there Swabik eased in for another CSP score. Jordan Svetz kick the point after to make this a 33-0 score. The last play of the half was a fumble by Springville that Matthew White recovered for CSP.
The third quarter would see Elkins cough the ball up and the recovery was made by Sears of CSP. Elkins atoned for his miscue with an interception of Kopta. Kopta would suffer a sack later in the quarter by Ashton Filighera. Gabe Roth would break several tackles as he acted like old Ohio State fullback Pete Johnson on his way to a 28-yard touchdown run making this a 39-0 game. The last big play of the quarter came when Slippy rumbled to a 28-yard gain.
The fourth quarter flew by with two nice plays sticking out. First, Austin White used some sweet work from his line to go for a 38-yard touchdown with the point after kick from Svetz giving us our 46-0 final score. The other play was a strip by Svetz that was picked up by Cooper Brown who just missed scoring as he ran out of gas and was ran out of bounds deep in Springville territory.
PASSING 9-15 1 INT
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