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Cocalico beats Elco 42-6 Friday Night

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| September 30, 2022


Head Coach Bryan Strohl talking to his team after a 42-6 win Friday night over Elco

Cocalico with a dominant offensive and defensive performance took care of business Friday night against Elco 42-6. Cocalico was able to score on big plays all night and shut down the Elco offense as well with a dominant win. Coach Bryan Strohl had this to say about the win “On both sides of the ball we were able to take control of the game early on”. Cocalico improved to 3-3 on the year, while Elco dropped to 3-3 on the year. 

Cocalico took the opening drive and drove the length of the field for a touchdown when Tyler Angstadt rushed it in from 10 yards out. Coach Strohl on the 1st drive ” The first drive set the tone for the game”. After an interception by Carter Getz Cocalico scored again when Aaryn Longenecker took a reverse for a 51-yard rushing touchdown. Josh Myer then completed a 36-yard touchdown pass to Aaryn Longenecker and Cocalico was in control with a 21-0 lead with 8:50 left in the 1st Half. 

Cocalico extended the lead when Sam Steffey rushed in from 10 yards outs late in the 2nd Quarter. Longenecker was not done in the 1st half when he intercepted the pass from Elco’s Dom Thornton in the last play of the half and returned it for a 60-yard touchdown, his 3rd Touchdown of the half. Longenecker had this to say about the Interception “Once I see the ball in the air I knew it was gonna be good, I picked it and saw an opening and took of”.  Cocalico took a commanding 35-0 lead into the half. 

Sam Steffey scored a 2nd rushing touchdown of the night when he rushed in from 5 yards out for Cocalico to start the 2nd Half. Elco’s Jake Williams responded with an impressive run when he rushed for a 67 yard touchdown. Unfortunately for Elco that was the only big play for them on the evening. 

After the win Coach Strohl had this to say about playing in section 4 “This league week in and week out is a battle.  If we play like we did in the 1st half we can compete next week”. Next week Cocalico will face State powerhouse Wyomissing. Longenecker had this to say about playing at home and the tradition of Cocalico football “This is our turf and we got to protect this place and the tradition of Cocalico football is important”. Cocalico with a dominant win on Friday night will have something to build on for the rest of the year. 



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