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Exeter beats Hempfield 44-22 in revenge game from last year

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| October 14, 2022

 

                            Exeter players celebrating after a 44-22 win over Hempfield        

           Exeter beat Hempfield 44-22 to improve to 8-0 on the year. Exeter created 4 turnovers in the 1st half, including a 90-yard  interception returned for a Touchdown to end the half by Gavin Reiking. Hempfield coming off their biggest win in years against Wilson played their sloppiest half of the season. Hempfield fell to 6-2 on the year. Head Coach Matt Bauer of Exeter had this to say about the win “It always starts upfront. We challenged them all night. We challenged our Seniors since this one left a bad taste on in our mouths from last year (they lost to Hempfield last year) and we showed up tonight”. 

            Exeter opened the scoring on the night when they went the length of the field and kicked a field goal on the 1st drive of the game by Matthew Skipper from 26 yards outs. Exeter then scored on the next drive after a stop by the Exeter defense. Richie Karstien rushed it in from 9 yards out and Exeter was up 10-0. 

          Then the turnovers happened in the game. Exeter fumbled 1st and Hempfield scored when Jackson Landis hit Andy Garcia on a 27-yard touchdown. Then later in the 1st Half Hempfield fumbled twice, and threw 2 interceptions. Exeter cashed in with another Karstien touchdown his 2nd of the half.  Quaterback Mason Rotelli rushed it in as well. It was Exeter 30-Hempfield 7 at the half. 

         Hempfield went right down the field in the 2nd half when Landis hit Julian Morales for a touchdown to start the 2nd half to cut the lead to 30-14, but Exeter responded again when Karstien rushed it in from 8 yards out to extend the lead to 37-14. Karstein rushed it in one more time on the night for his 4th rushing touchdown on the night. Richie Karstien “Our offensive line is huge and opens up fat holes and we were extra anger because people talking about last year. We are good this year as well. We were super serious all week and we came out and played well”. 

            Hempfield is normally very stout against the rush, but Exeter offensive line was very dominant. Offensive and Defensive lineman Anthony Caccese “We came here to dominant upfront. This was a revenge game from last year.”   

           Exeter came into the night number 2 in the District 3 5A power ranking, so beating a now 6-2 6A Hempfield team should only help them in the ranking. Exeter is in the drivers seat for the District 3 5A Championship Game, and should have a good chance to win a state playoff game as well. The game of the year for them will be week 10 when they play Manheim Central who is also 9-0. The winner will win the Lancaster Lebanon Section 2 title as well. Exeter was very impressive tonight and will be touch to beat the rest of the season. 

 

 

 

 

 

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