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Northwestern Lehigh Too Much Firepower for Pen Argyl Saturday.

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| September 17, 2023

Stout Defensive Effort Along With Potent Offense in Dominating Tiger Performance Saturday Afternoon.

PEN ARGYL- The Northwestern Tigers rolled up on the hill on a glorious afternoon for football Saturday in a key Colonial/Schuylkill League contest against an improved Pen Argyl Green Knights squad and came away with an emphatic 41-6 win at Alumni Stadium.

The Tiger defense held the potent combination of quarterback Brad Rissmiller to WR Damian Tyminski to just 72 yards on six receptions and no scores. Rissmiller only completed 10 passes on 18 attempts for 92 yards for the game.

Pen Argyl won the toss and decided to take the ball, but could not sustain a drive as they were forced to punt to the Tigers. On the Tigers second play from scrimmage they fumbled the ball back to the Green Knights on the Northwestern 48 with 7:45 left in the quarter. A deep pass from Rissmiller to Tyminski was broken up by CB Danny Jenkins, who kept Tyminski in check much of the contest. It looked like he had the catch but a nice strip of the ball by Jenkins kept it from becoming a big gain, The Knights decided to go for a fourth down conversion but the Tiger defense snuffed it out with a sack on Rissmiller.

On the Tigers second possession RB Dalton Clymer carried the load including a key first down on a 4th and 1 and picked up 9 to the Pen Argyl 21 yard line. Clymer would cash in on another 4th and one from the twelve as he gashed to Green Knight defense for a touchdown with 3″04 remaining for a 7-0 lead.

Northwestern stopped Pen Argyl on another 4th down attempt at the home teams 32 yard line.near the two minute mark. The Tiger drive culminated with a Shane Leh touchdown pass to Devon Hildebrand with just 33 seconds left in the opening quarter and a 13-0 lead.

Eli Zimmerman stepped in front of a Rissmiller pass on the Green Knights ensuing drive. Dalton Clymer again found paydirt from 13 yards and increased the Tiger lead to 21-0 as they converted the two-point conversion with 7:15 left before half. Clymer finished the game with 121 yards.

Quarterback Shane Leh completed 10 passes on 16 attempts 127 yards and two touchdowns. He dropped a perfect pass to other quartetback/receiver Mason Bollinger for a 33 yard score. Bollinger caught the over-the-head ball with a defender draped on him to make it 28-0 at the 4:42 mark of the quarter. The Tigers had nine different receivers catch a pass.

Northwestern extended the lead to 34-0 right before half as Leh connected with Danny Jenkins with just 41 seconds left in the quarter.

Bollinger, played at quarterback in the second half and threw a 15 yard score to Eli Zimmerman with 2:34 left in the third quarter to make it 41-0 and put the game into the running clock mode.

Pen Argyl avoided the shutout at the 9:02 mark of the fourth quarter as Nuallen King made a nifty run from 6 yards out to make the final score 41-7.

After the game here is what Leh and Bollinger said about the win.

Head coach Josh Snyder had this to say about his team staying unbeaten.

Northwestern (4-0) will host Lehighton (2-2) next Friday at 7 p.m. Lehighton shutout Wilson 50-0 Friday Pen Argyl (2-2) will be on the road also on Friday at Catasauqua (3-1_). The Roughriders got by Mahanoy Area 35-14.

SIDE NOTE: Kudos to the staff at the concession stand at Pen Argyl. Outstanding and wide array of varities of food, a must try is the mac and cheese topped with pork barbecue. Definitely a five-star rating.

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