By: Coach Scott Bechtel
We started the season with a big opening game win over Whitehall 26-6. Real domination by the Hornets and the score easily could have been much more, but we held back the Hornet swarm and got many people in different positions.
Reilly Bechtel scored 3 TD’s by running both elusively and ‘shoulder down’ tough to put us up quickly. He ran behind some seriously huge holes created by solid Offensive line work from Dylan Swartwood, Vinny Kodis, Trytan Fulmer, Ty Carter, Connor Soos & Michael Creelman. The line put several opposing players on their backs with amazing blocks which we call ‘Pancakes’ thus earning several players a Pancake award! Ben Jones capped off our rally with a beautiful TD catch from ‘Slinging’ Sam Stephan, our starting QB. Dominic Guzzo delivered devastating blocks from his slot position, earning him a variation of the Pancake award with a moniker: ‘Dom-cake!’
On Defense Reilly’s speed and Trystan’s savagery stunted the Zephyrs. Chase Whitesell, Neo Michel and Brody McHugh all hammered relentlessly from their linebacker positions. Hunter Beitler, Dom Guzzo and Ty Durette kept receivers in check from the secondary. Up front our line held back their runners and Patrick Solley nailed their QB with a crushing sack. Rafeal Torrero played an overall excellent game with tackles and receptions along with returning the opening kickoff back to the 10 yard line. Eli Schaadt even pulled in an interception to stop a Zephyr drive.
The 2nd game was extremely exciting culminating in a Michael Milot 50-yard TD sprint (his second) with less than a minute to put the Hornets up for good 18-12. Jackson Max sealed the win with a last play interception! Along the way Jerek Cooper found Jah’Khi Daves for a perfect ‘corner of the end zone’ pass and catch for a TD as time expired on the first half. Hard hitting defense led by Ben Curtis, Cole Moreau, Joey Glover, Aiden Issler, Aiden Lavoie and Jack Sullivan kept Whitehall on their toes. Well, mostly on their backs!! Many other players had many other great tackles and blocks!
Our hard work over the past 10 weeks has paid off.
Next up: Easton @ Easton Middle School 10:00am Saturday, October 10th. No crowd restrictions so come on out!!