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Sunday, October 12, 2014

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2014-8

By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, October 10, the Mustangs of South Western visited the den of the Wildcats of Dallastown and were edged 28-27 in a thriller.  The Mustangs scored the first 21 points, and led 21-7 at the half.  The Wildcats scored the next 28 points, and the Mustangs scored the final 6 points.  Jacob Jansen’s block of the Mustangs’ extra point kick sealed the deal with 1:35 remaining in the game.


The Mustangs opened the game with a three and out and punted but the Wildcats muffed the punt and Matt Smolko recovered for the Mustangs at the Wildcats 30-yard line.  Junior quarterback Brock Geiman then threw a picture perfect 30-yard touchdown pass to Brady Thayer.  Andrew Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 7-0 at the 10:50 mark of the first quarter.

 The Wildcats then drove from their 29-yard line to the Mustangs 9-yard line in five plays, featuring runs of 26 and 30-yards by Addison Quinones.  The Wildcats attempted a field goal but were thwarted by a bad snap.

The Mustangs then drove 82-yards in thirteen plays, featuring passes of 12 and 7-yards from Geiman to Miles Francis and an 11-yard pass from Geiman to Corbin Byers.  The drive ended with Drew Hartlaub’s 14-yard touchdown scamper.  Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 14-0 at the 1:57 mark of the first quarter.

The Wildcats had a short drive thwarted by Seth Janney’s sack of Cade Gold for a 7-yard loss and punted   The Mustangs then drove 45-yards in six plays, featuring a 22-yard pass from Geiman to Francis, and ending with a 3-yard touchdown scamper by Francis.  Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 21-0 at the 10:10 mark of the second quarter.

The Wildcats and the Mustangs exchanged punts and then the Wildcats drove 70-yards in thirteen plays, featuring a couple of nice runs by Sharod Wilson, for 11 and 9-yards, and passes of 13 and 8-yards from Gold to Wilson.   Wilson ended the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run and McKinley Curran’s extra point kick made the score 21-7 with 1:16 left in the second quarter.

The Wildcats opened the second half with a 73-yard drive in seven plays, featuring a 39-yard pass from Gold to Dezmond Jones.  Wilson ended the drive with a 24-yard touchdown run and McKinley’s extra point kick made the score 21-14 at the 8:59 mark of the third quarter.

The Mustangs went three and out and punted and the Wildcats drove 67-yards in five plays, featuring a 45 touchdown run by Quinones.  McKinley’s extra point kick tied the score at 21 with 5:45 left in the game.

The Mustangs then drove 70-yards in 16 plays, featuring a 33-yard pass from Geiman to Hartlaub.  The drive ended when Jacob Garrity intercepted a Geiman pass in the end zone for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats then drove 80-yards in ten plays, featuring 57-yard touchdown pass from Gold to Owen Ritter.  McKinley’s extra point kick put the Wildcats up 28-21 with 5:45 left in the game.

The never say die Mustangs then drove 80-yards in thirteen plays, featuring a 10-yard pass from Geiman to Francis and an 11-yard pass from Geiman to Thayer.  The drive ended with Geiman’s 24-yard touchdown pass to Noah Staub with 1:35 left in the game.  Jacob Jansen blocked the extra point kick, saving the game for the Wildcats.

Andrew Slater kicked off 4 times for 176-yards, with the longest going for 57-yards, and Brock Geiman punted 3 times for 119-yards (for an average of 39.7-yards) with the longest going for 43-yards.  Drew Hartlaub returned 1 kickoff for 19-yards and Miles Francis returned 1 punt for 26-yards for the Mustangs.

Gus Landis, with 8 tackles and 1 pass hurry, led the Mustang defense, followed by Seth Janney with 6 tackles and 1 sack, Tyler Jachelski with 6 tackles, Hunter Palmer with 5 tackles and 1 pass defense, Luke Baugher with 4 tackles and 1 sack, Tyler Fulmore with 4 tackles and 1 pass hurry, Bret Hertzog, Ryan Krebs, and Brady Thayer with 4 tackles each, Matt Helwig and Zach Hughes with 3 tackles each, Corbin Byers, and Marcus Jones with 2 tackles each, Chris Steckel with 1 tackle and 2 pass hurries, Miles Francis and Drew Hartlaub with 1 tackle each, and Matt Smolko with 1 fumble recovery.

Luke Baugher, Corbin Byers, Scotty Dickmyer, Mike Farace, Miles Francis, Tyler Fulmore, Matt Helwig, Bret Hertzog, Tyler Jachelski, Seth Janney, Marcus Jones, Gus Landis, Josh Martin, Austin Reusing, Matt Smolko, Chris Steckel, and Josh Zeroth manned the offensive and defensive line and linebacker positions.

Drew Hartlaub, Ryan Krebs, Hunter Palmer, Brady Thayer and Nate VanCampen patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs gained 89-yards rushing and 253-yards passing for a total of 342-yards of offense. Junior quarterback Brock Geiman completed 17 of 30 passes for the 253-yards and 2 touchdowns, 3 for 69-yards to Drew Hartlaub, 5 for 59-yards to Miles Francis, 2 for 41-yards to Brady Thayer (including a 30-yard touchdown), 3 for 38-yards to Noah Staub (including a 24-yard touchdown), 2 for 20-yards to Corbin Byers, 1 for 13-yards to Seth Janney, and 1 for 13-yards to Hunter Palmer, for the Mustangs.

Robby Harbison led the Mustangs rushing attack with 16 carries for 41-yards, followed by Hartlaub with 12 carries for 30-yards (including a 14-yard touchdown), and Miles Francis with 6 carries for 18-yards (including a 3-yard touchdown).

Andrew Slater kicked 3 extra points, Matt Smolko recovered 1 fumble, Luke Baugher recorded 1 sack for a 10-yard loss, Seth Janney recorded 1 sack for a 7-yard loss, Hunter Palmer defended 1 pass, Chris Steckel recorded 2 pass hurries, and Tyler Fulmore and Gus Landis each recorded 1 pass hurry, for the Mustangs.

The Wildcats gained 291-yards rushing and 156 yards passing for a total of 447 yards gained.  Quarterback Cade Gold completed 7 of 11 passes for the 156-yards and 1 touchdown, 1 for 57-yards and a touchdown to Owen Ritter, 1 for 38-yards to Dezmond Jones, 2 for 26-yards to Jacob Jansen, 1 for 14-yards to Addison Quinones, 1 for 13-yards to Sharod Wilson, and 1 for 8-yards to John Middleton, for the Wildcats.

Quinones led the Wildcats rushing attack with 164 carries for 186-yards (including a 45-yard touchdown), followed by Sharod Wilson with 17 carries for 100-yards (including touchdowns of 4 and 24-yards), Gold with 6 carries for 4-yards, and Dezmond Jones with 1 carry for 1-yard.  McKinley Curran kicked 4 extra points and had 4 touchbacks on kickoffs, Jacob Garrity intercepted a pass in the end zone, Jacob Jansen blocked an extra point kick and defended 3 passes, Quinones defended 3 passes and caused 1 fumble, and John Middleton and Sean Roberts each defended 1 pass, for the Wildcats.

The 66-member 10-time Cavalcade of Bands Champions, Tournament of Bands Group IV Champion and US Scholastic Band Champion South Western Mustangs Marching Band put on a stirring half time performance, presenting their 2014 field show “Nevermore,” based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, on Band Night.  The show opened with the Overture from “Sweeney Todd” by Stephen Sondheim.  Mozart’s 25th Symphony provided the musical material for the first impact before melding into a minor treatment of the “Johanna” theme.  The madness continued with a return to the Overture that dissolved into a final solution.  The ballad began with beautiful sonorities from the front ensemble.  Freshman trumpet soloist, John Dyson, introduced the ‘Johanna’ theme as the narrator’s thoughts turn to his lost love, Lenore.  The passion built to a climax as he longed to be reunited with her, but alas, they shall be together, nevermore.  The closer brought a return to the narrator’s earlier thoughts as he peers deep into the darkness.  The music reached an emotional culmination with the Mozart and Verdi Requiems, before the percussion section took over with a short feature.

The 132-member Dallastown Wildcats Marching Band gave a crowd-pleasing post game performance of its Alternative Rock show,” featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘ “Higher Ground,” Fun’s “Carry On,” Radio Head’s “Creep,” American Author’s “Best Day of My Life,” and Owl City’s “Umbrella Beach.”

The 28 member strong Mustangs Cheer Leading squad (27 girls and a guy) and the Wildcats’ squad were very impressive as they roused the faithful.

The Mustangs of South Western are 2-5-0 overall and 2-2-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.

The Mustangs have a career record of 343-214-8.  The results of the 565 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .617 winning percentage and a .621 non-losing percentage.

Next week the Mustangs host the Bearcats of William Penn (2-5 overall, 2-2 league).  William Penn is coming off of a 20-17 victory over the Bobcats of Northeastern.  The Mustangs are looking to get back on the winning track.  GO MUSTANGS GO.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2014-7

By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, October 3, the Mustangs of South Western hosted the Lions of Red Lion and rode the passing arm of junior quarterback Brock Geiman to a 20-0 shut out victory.  The Mustangs won the game in all aspects, racking up 16 first downs to the Lions 9 and registering 359-yards of offense to the Lions 110-yards.

The Lions opened the game by going three and out and punting.  The Mustangs then drove 37-yards in a drive marred by two penalties for the Mustangs and 2 penalties against the Mustangs and punted.

The Lions then drove from their own 26-yard line to the Mustangs 13-yard line in thirteen plays, featuring an 11-yard pass from Dalton Grove to James Jackson and a 9-yard pass from Grove to Dillon Hildebrand and aided by penalties for5 and 15-yards against the Mustangs.  The drive ended when Ryan Krebs intercepted a 4th down pass at the Mustangs 2-yard line.

The Mustangs then drove 98-yards in eleven plays, featuring a 51-yard pass from Geiman to Miles Francis, a 30-yard pass from Geiman to Noah Staub, and a 10-yard pass from Geiman to Hunter Palmer.  The drive ended with Robby Harbison’s 1-yard touchdown plunge.  Geiman’s extra point kick put the Mustangs on top 7-0 at the 7:11 mark of the second quarter.

The Lions and the Mustangs exchanged punts. The Mustangs were attempting a punt and fumbled the snap so the Lions took over on the Mustangs 26-yard line.  However, four plays later the Lions turned the ball over on downs.

The Mustangs opened the second half in electrifying fashion.  They received the kickoff and had the ball at their own 18-yard line.  Geiman threw a pass to Hartlaub who took it in stride and the play went for 82-yards and a touchdown.  Geiman’s extra point kick upped the score to 14-0 at the 11:39 mark of the third quarter.

The Lions ended up punting and a Miles Francis returned it 27-yards to the Red Lion 25-yard line but the Mustangs ended up turning the ball over on downs.  The Lions got a first down on a 21-yard pass from Grove to Matthias Cabbell but ended up punting.

The Mustangs then drove 63-yards in six plays, ending with a picture perfect 38-yard touchdown pass from Geiman to Brady Thayer.  This closed out the scoring at 20-0 in favor of the Mustangs with 1:55 left in the third quarter.

The Lions drove 55-yards in twelve plays, only to have The Mustangs’ Tyler Jachelski recover a fumble at the Mustangs 13-yard line.  The Mustangs then drove to the Lions 26-yard line in twelve plays, only to turn the ball over on downs with seconds left in the game.

Brock Geiman kicked off 2 times for 83-yards, with the longest going for 50-yards, and punted 3 times for 226-yards (for an average of 38.7-yards) with the longest going for 50-yards.  Drew Hartlaub returned 1 kickoff for 8-yards and Miles Francis returned 1 punt for 27-yards for the Mustangs.

Gus Landis, with 8 tackles, led the Mustang defense, followed by Tyler Jachelski with 7 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 pass defense, and 1 pass hurry, Zach Hughes and Seth Janney with 6 tackles and 1 pass defense each, Tyler Fulmore with 5 tackles and 2 pass hurries, Matt Helwig with 5 tackles, Ryan Krebs with 4 tackles, 1 interception and 1 pass defense, Josh Zeroth with 4 tackles and 1 pass defense, Luke Baugher with 3 tackles, 1 fumble recovery and 1 pass defense, Bret Hetzog with 2 tackles and 1 pass defense, Hunter Palmer, Jacob Muir, and Chris Steckel with 2 tackles each, Corbin Byers, Andrew Feeser, and Drew Hartlaub with 1 tackle each, and Miles Francis with 1 pass defense.

Luke Baugher, Corbin Byers, Scotty Dickmyer, Mike Farace, Miles Francis, Tyler Fulmore, Matt Helwig, Bret Hertzog, Tyler Jachelski, Seth Janney, Gus Landis, Josh Martin, Austin Reusing, Matt Smolko, Chris Steckel, and Josh Zeroth manned the offensive and defensive line and linebacker positions.

Drew Hartlaub, Ryan Krebs, Hunter Palmer, Brady Thayer and Nate VanCampen patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs gained 99-yards rushing and 260-yards passing for a total of 359-yards of offense. Junior quarterback Brock Geiman completed 9 of 12 passes for the 260-yards and 2 touchdowns, 2 for 88-yards to Drew Hartlaub (including an 82-yard touchdown), 2 for 75-yards to Miles Francis, 2 for 43-yards to Noah Staub, 1 for 38-yards and a touchdown to Brady Thayer, 1 for 10-yards to Hunter Palmer, and 1 for 6-yards to Corbin Byers, for the Mustangs.

Robby Harbison led the Mustangs rushing attack with 19 carries for 81-yards (including a 1-yard touchdown), followed by Francis with 7 carries for 21-yards, Josh Martin with 2 carries for 9-yards, Hartlaub with 7 carries for 3-yards, Bret Hertzog with 2 carries for 3-yards, Geiman with 6 carries for minus 8-yards, and a team loss of 10-yards.

Brock Geiman kicked 2 extra points, Ryan Krebs intercepted a pass and defended 2 passes, Tyler Jachelski recovered a fumble, defended pass, and recorded 1 pass hurry, Luke Baugher recovered a fumble, Tyler Fulmore recorded 2 pass hurries, and Miles Francis, Bret Hertzog, Zach Hughes, Seth Janney, and Josh Zeroth each defended a pass, for the Mustangs. 

The Lions gained 53-yards rushing and 57-yards passing for a total of 110 yards gained.  Dalton Grove completed 8 of 20 passes for the 57-yards, 4 for 31-yards to Matthias Cabbell, 1 for 9-yards to James Jackson, 1 for 8-yards to Christian Castle, 1 for 5-yards to Dillon Hildebrand, and 1 for 4-yards to Derek Ross, for the Lions.

Kenny Holloway led the Lions rushing attack with 10 carries for 28-yards, followed by Antwan Jackson with 9 carries for 21-yards, Alex Keough with 3 carries for 3-yards, Sam Emig with 1 carry for 3-yards, and Grove with 2 carries for minus 2-yards.

The 66-member 10-time Cavalcade of Bands Champions, Tournament of Bands Group IV Champion and US Scholastic Band Champion South Western Mustangs Marching Band put on a stirring post-game performance, presenting their 2014 field show “Nevermore,” based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, on Band Night.  The show opened with the Overture from “Sweeney Todd” by Stephen Sondheim.  Mozart’s 25th Symphony provided the musical material for the first impact before melding into a minor treatment of the “Johanna” theme.  The madness continued with a return to the Overture that dissolved into a final solution.  The ballad began with beautiful sonorities from the front ensemble.  Freshman trumpet soloist, John Dyson, introduced the ‘Johanna’ theme as the narrator’s thoughts turn to his lost love, Lenore.  The passion built to a climax as he longed to be reunited with her, but alas, they shall be together, nevermore.  The closer brought a return to the narrator’s earlier thoughts as he peers deep into the darkness.  The music reached an emotional culmination with the Mozart and Verdi Requiems, before the percussion section took over with a short feature.

The 108-member Red Lion Lions Marching Band gave a crowd-pleasing halftime performance of its show “Immortal,” featuring three movements: “Awakening,” “Midnight,” and “Sunrise.”  The award-winning band is in its 82nd year.

The 28 member strong Mustangs Cheer Leading squad (27 girls and a guy) and the Lions squad were very impressive as they roused the faithful.

The Mustangs of South Western are 2-4-0 overall and 2-1-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.

The Mustangs have a career record of 343-213-8.  The results of the 564 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .617 winning percentage and a .622 non-losing percentage.

Next week the Mustangs visit the Wildcats of Dallastown (4-1 overall, 2-0 league) at the Mustang Corral.  Dallastown is coming off of a 35-0 shut out victory over the Bobcats of Northeastern.  The Mustangs are looking to remain on the winning track.  GO MUSTANGS GO.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2014-6

By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, September 26, the Mustangs of South Western visited the den of the Panthers of Central York and were edged 20-13 in overtime.  The Panthers scored a touchdown on Terrance Carter’s 10-yard run and then the Mustangs’ Brock Geiman threw a pass into the end zone.  One official signaled touchdown, one signaled incomplete pass, and one signaled interception.  Many observers thought the pass was incomplete because the players were out of bounds but the game ended when the interception call stood.

The Mustangs opened the game with a 14 play 84-yard drive, featuring runs of 16 and 11-yards by Geiman.  Drew Hartlaub ended the drive with a 24-yard touchdown run.  Andrew Slater kicked the extra point and the Mustangs led 7-0 at the 7:23 mark of the first quarter.

The Panthers then drove from their own 35-yard line to the Mustangs 14-yard line, featuring a 24-yard run by Terrance Carter.  They had actually reached the Mustangs 3-yard line but Luke Baugher sacked Nik Strine for an 11-yard loss.  Carter Luckenbaugh then kicked a 31-yard field goal for the Panthers to make the score 7-3 with 2:38 left in the first quarter.

The Mustangs and the Panthers exchanged punts and then the Mustangs drove 66-yards in five plays, featuring a 45-yard pass from Geiman to Hartlaub and a 15-yard run by Bret Hertzog.  Geiman ended the drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge, upping the score to 13-3 in favor of the Mustangs.

The Panthers then drove from their 46-yards in seven plays, featuring a 30-yard run by Pearson Hinkle.  The drive stalled and Luckenbaugh kicked a 37-ysrd field goal, making the score 13-6 with 7:05 left in the second quarter.

The Mustangs ten muffed the Panthers kickoff and Elzir Stroman recovered the ball for the Panthers.  With a short field, the Panthers drove 27-yards in three plays, ending with Carter’s 13-yard touchdown run.  Luckenbaugh kicked the extra point and the score was tied at 13 with 6:14 left in the first half.

In a hard fought battle, the teams went back and forth with no more scoring in regulation play.  The entire second half was scoreless.  A long drive by the Panthers was thwarted when the Mustangs’ Brady Thayer intercepted a Nik Strine pass and returned it for 20-yards.

In the first play in overtime Terrance Carter dashed10-yars for a touchdown and Luckenbaugh’s extra point kick put the Panthers up 20-13.

Then came the controversial game ending play on the Mustangs first play in overtime.

Andrew Slater kicked off 2 times for 80-yards, with the longest going for 43-yards, and Brock Geiman punted 5 times for 180-yards (for an average of 36-yards) with the longest going for 49-yards.  Drew Hartlaub returned 3 kickoffs for 49-yards, with the longest going for 21-yards, for the Mustangs.

Tyler Jachelski, with 9 tackles and 2 pass hurries, led the Mustang defense, followed by Tyler Fulmore and Hunter Palmer with 7 tackles each, Ryan Krebs with 6 tackles and an interception that was returned for 11-yards, Josh Zeroth with 6 tackles, Brady Thayer with 5 tackles, 1 interception returned for 20-yards, and 1 pass defense, Nate VanCampen with 5 tackles, Luke Baugher with 4 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 pass hurries, Seth Janney with 4 tackles, Miles Francis with 3 tackles and 1 pass hurry, Drew Hartlaub with 1 tackle and 1 pass defense, and Corbin Byers, Matt Helwig, Bret Hertzog, Gus Landis, Josh Martin, Matt Smolko, and Jonas Walter, with 1 tackle each.

Luke Baugher, Corbin Byers, Scotty Dickmyer, Mike Farace, Miles Francis, Tyler Fulmore, Matt Helwig, Bret Hertzog, Tyler Jachelski, Seth Janney, Gus Landis, Josh Martin, Austin Reusing, Matt Smolko, Chris Steckel, and Josh Zeroth manned the offensive and defensive line and linebacker positions.

Drew Hartlaub, Ryan Krebs, Hunter Palmer, Brady Thayer and Nate VanCampen patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs gained 150-yards rushing and 11-yards passing for a total of 267-yards of offense. Junior quarterback Brock Geiman completed 4 of 13 passes for the 118-yards, 2 for 78-yards to Drew Hartlaub and 2 for 39-yards to Noah Staub, for the Mustangs.  Hartlaub led the Mustangs rushing attack with 9 carries for 54-yards (including a 24-yard touchdown), followed by Geiman with 9 carries for 33-yards (including a 1-yard touchdown), Miles Francis with 6 carries for 29-yards, Robby Harbison with 10 carries for 20-yards, and Bret Hertzog with 1 carry for 15-yards.

Andrew Slater kicked 1 extra point, Brady Thayer intercepted a pass and returned it 67-yards for a touchdown and defended 2 passes, Brady Thayer intercepted a pass and returned it for 20-yards and defended 1 pass, Ryan Krebs intercepted a pass and returned it for 11-yards, Luke Baugher recorded 1 sack and 2 pass hurries, Tyler Jachelski recorded 2 pass hurries, Miles Francis recorded 1 pass hurry, and Hartlaub recorded 1 pass defense, for the Mustangs.

The Panthers gained 214-yards rushing and 141 yards passing for a total of 355 yards gained.  Quarterback Nik Strine completed 9 of 18 passes for 214-yards, 3 for 53-yards to Braden Neal, 3 for 38-yards to Jeremiah Dadeboe, 2 for 38-yards to Terrance Carter, and 1 for 12-yards to Pearson Hinkle, for the Panthers.

Carter led the Panthers rushing attack with 22 carries for 145-yards (including touchdowns of 13 and 10-yards), followed by Hinkle with 12 carries for 48-yards, and Strine with 7 carries for 21-yards.

Carter Luckenbaugh kicked 2 field goals (for 31 and 37-yards) and kicked 2 6 extra points, Elzir Stroman intercepted a pass to end the game and recovered a fumble, and Jackson Loring caused a fumble, for the Panthers.

The 10-time Cavalcade of Bands Champions, Tournament of Bands Group IV Champion and US Scholastic Band Champion South Western Mustangs Marching Band put on a stirring half time performance, presenting their 2014 field show “Nevermore,” based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe.  The show opened with the Overture from “Sweeney Todd” by Stephen Sondheim.  Mozart’s 25th Symphony provided the musical material for the first impact before melding into a minor treatment of the “Johanna” theme.  The madness continued with a return to the Overture that dissolved into a final solution.  The Central York Panthers Marching Band gave a crowd-pleasing pre-game performance on Band Night.

The 25 member strong Mustangs Cheer Leading squad (24 girls and a guy) and the Panthers squad were very impressive as they roused the faithful.

The Mustangs of South Western are 1-4-0 overall and 1-1-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.

The Mustangs have a career record of 342-213-8.  The results of the 563 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .616 winning percentage and a .622 non-losing percentage.

Next week the Mustangs will host the Lions of Red Lion (3-2 overall, 2-0 league).  Red Lion is coming off of a 21-14 victory over the Bobcats of Northeastern.  The Mustangs are still looking to get back on the winning track.  GO MUSTANGS GO. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2014-5

By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, September 19, the Mustangs of South Western hosted the Colonials of New Oxford at the Mustang Corral in YAIAA Division II action and eked out a thrilling 34-27 victory.  The come from behind winning score came on a Brock Geiman 1-yard touchdown run with 13 seconds left in the game.


The Colonials opened the game by going three and out and punting.  The Mustangs then drove 14-yards in four plays, only to have Keegan Romanoff intercept a Geiman pass for the Colonials.  The Colonials took advantage of terrific field position and drove 26-yards in six plays, ending with Corban Czap’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Shane Rolle.  Trey Parrish kicked the extra point and the Colonials led7-0 at the 3:38 mark of the first quarter.

The Mustangs went three and out and punted.  The Colonials then drove 72-yards in ten plays, featuring a 24-yard run by Hunter Ringrose and ending with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Czap to Jordan Garner.  Nate VanCampen blocked the extra point kick and the Colonials upped the lead to 13-0 at the 9:44 mark of the second quarter.

The Mustangs then 80-yards in twelve plays, featuring a 12-yard pass from Geiman to Miles Francis, 13 and 10-yard runs by Miles Francis, a 12 and 10--yard runs by Robby Harbison, and a 12-yard pass from Geiman to Nate Staub.  Francis scored a touchdown on a 2-yard run and Andrew Slater kicked an extra point to make the score 13-7 with 3:44 to go in the first half.

The Mustangs opened the second half by punting after a long gain on a pass was negated by a penalty.  The Colonials from their own 45-yard line to the Mustangs 38-yard line, only to have Brady Thayer intercept a pass and return it 67-yards for a touchdown for the Mustangs.  Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 14-13 at the 7:00 mark of the third quarter.

 The Colonials then went three and out and punted and the Mustangs drove 70-yards in six plays, featuring passes of 12 and 11-yards from Geiman to Staub, an 11-yard run by Hartlaub, and a 31-yard pass from Geiman to Hartlaub.  Francis scored a touchdown on a 4-yard run and the extra point was missed, putting the Mustangs up 20-13 at the 2:59 mark of the third quarter.

The Colonials ended up punting but the Mustangs muffed it and Daulton Snyder recovered for the Colonials at the Mustangs 38-yard line.  Despite the fact that the Mustangs’ Seth Janney recorded a sack for a 3-yard loss, the Colonials drove 38-yards in four plays, ending with 32-yard touchdown run by Keegan Romanoff.  Trey Parrish kicked the extra point and the game was tied at 20-20 with 11:04 left in the game.

The Mustangs then drove 64-yards in fur plays; an incomplete pass, a 13-yard run by Hartlaub, a 2-yard run by Harbison, and a 49-yard touchdown run by Hartlaub.  The extra point was missed and the Mustangs led 26-20 with 9:45 left in the game.

The Colonials then drove 65-yards in eleven plays, featuring a 16-yard pass from Czap to Snyder and ending with Czap’s 17-yard touchdown pass to Snyder.  Parrish kicked the extra point and the Colonials took the lead 27-26 with 4:25 left in the game.

Undaunted, the Mustangs then drove 75-yards in eleven plays, featuring a 32-yard pass from Geiman to Hartlaub with a 15-yard penalty tacked on to the end of the play.  Geiman scored a touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback keeper and then threw a 2-pont conversion pass to Corbin Byers with 13 seconds left in the game, making the final score 34-27 in favor of the Mustangs. 

Andrew Slater kicked off 4 times for 191-yards, with the longest going for 59-yards, and Brock Geiman punted 2 times for 71-yards (for an average of 35.5-yards) with the longest going for 37-yards.  Miles Francis returned 3 punt for 19-yards, with the longest going for 15-yards and 2 kickoffs for 23-yards, with the longest going for 15-yards.  Robby Harbison returned 1 kickoff for 10-yards, and Drew Hartlaub returned 1 kickoff for 7-yards, for the Mustangs.

Tyler Jachelski, with 10 tackles, led the Mustang defense, followed by Seth Janney with 8 tackles and 1 sack for a 3-yard loss, Ryan Krebs with 7 tackles and 1 interception, Gus Landis with 6 tackles, Tyler Fulmore, Drew Hartlaub, and Nate VanCampen with 5 tackles each, Brady Thayer with 4 tackles and 1 interception returned 67-yards for a touchdown, Luke Baugher with 4 tackles and 1 recovered fumble, Josh Zeroth with 4 tackles, Corbin Byers with 3 tackles and 2 pass hurries, Hunter Palmer with 3 tackles, Mike Farace and Bret Hertzog with 2 tackles each, and Miles Francis, Josh Martin, Jacob Muir, and Matt Smolko with 1 tackle each.

Luke Baugher, Corbin Byers, Scotty Dickmyer, Mike Farace, Miles Francis, Tyler Fulmore, Matt Helwig, Bret Hertzog, Tyler Jachelski, Seth Janney, Gus Landis, Josh Martin, Austin Reusing, Matt Smolko, Chris Steckel, and Josh Zeroth manned the offensive and defensive line and linebacker positions.

Drew Hartlaub, Ryan Krebs, Hunter Palmer, Brady Thayer and Nate VanCampen patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs gained 194-yards rushing and 108-yards passing for a total of 302-yards of offense. Junior quarterback Brock Geiman completed 6 of 12 passes for the 108-yards, 2 for 63-yards to Drew Hartlaub, 3 for 33-yards to Noah Staub, and 1 for 12-yards to Miles Francis, for the Mustangs.  Hartlaub led the Mustangs rushing attack with13 carries for 100-yards (including a 49-yard touchdown), followed by Robby Harbison with 15 carries for 53-yards, Miles Francis with 7 carries for 40-yards (including touchdowns of 2 and 4-yards), and Geiman with 2 carries for 2-yards (including a 1-yard touchdown).

Geiman threw a 2-point conversion pass to Corbin Byers, Andrew Slater kicked 2 extra points, Brady Thayer intercepted a pass and returned it 67-yards for a touchdown and defended 2 passes, Ryan Krebs intercepted a pass, Luke Baugher recovered a fumble, Seth Janney recorded 1 sack for a 3-yard loss, and Byers recorded 2 pass hurries, for the Mustangs.

The Colonials gained 229-yards rushing and 52 yards passing for a total of 281-yards gained.  Quarterback Corban Czap completed 5 of 15 passes for the 53-yards and 3 touchdowns, 2 for 21-yards to Shane Rolle (including a 10-yard touchdown), 1 for 17-yards and a touchdown to Daulton Snyder, 1 for 13-yards and a touchdown to Jordan Gardner, and 1 for 2-yards to Elijah Myers, for the Colonials.  Hunter Ringrose led the Colonials rushing attack with 20 carries for 127-yards, followed by Keegan Romanoff with 5 carries for 44-yards (including a 32-yard touchdown), Daulton Snyder with 7 carries for 22-yards, Czap with 7 carries for 20-yards, Kevin Moser with 2 carries for 11-yards, Trevon Brown with 1 carry for 4-yards, and Elijah Myers with 2 carries for 1-yard.

Trey Parrish kicked 3 extra points, Romanoff intercepted a pass, and Snyder recovered a fumble, for the Colonials.

The 10-time Cavalcade of Bands Champions, Tournament of Bands Group IV Champion and US Scholastic Band Champion South Western Mustangs Marching Band put on a stirring pre-game performance, presenting their 2014 field show “Nevermore,” based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe.  The show opened with the Overture from “Sweeney Todd” by Stephen Sondheim.  Mozart’s 25th Symphony provided the musical material for the first impact before melding into a minor treatment of the “Johanna” theme.  The madness continued with a return to the Overture that dissolved into a final solution.  The New Oxford Colonial Marching Band gave a crowd-pleasing half time performance.

The 25 member strong Mustangs Cheer Leading squad (24 girls and a guy) and the Colonials’ squad were very impressive as they roused the faithful.

The Mustangs of South Western are 1-3-0 overall and 1-0-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.

The Mustangs have a career record of 342-212-8.  The results of the 562 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .617 winning percentage and a .623 non-losing percentage.

Next week the Mustangs visit the Panthers of Central York (1-3 overall, 1-0 league) in league action.  Central York is coming off of a 44-17 victory over the Bobcats of Northeastern.  The Mustangs are looking to remain on their winning tradition.  GO MUSTANGS GO.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2014-4

By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, September 12, the Mustangs of South Western visited the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division’s Thundering Herd of Carlisle and were defeated 34-23 in another donnybrook.  The game was nip and tuck until DaShawn Millington’s 61-yard touchdown scamper early in the 4th quarter decided it.


The Mustangs opened the game with a ten play 44-yard drive from their own 38-yard line to the Thundering Herd 18-yard line, featuring a few nice runs by Robby Harbison and Brock Geiman’s 4-yard pass to Miles Francis and 9-yard pass to Drew Hartlaub.  Andrew Slater kicked a 35-yard field goal and the Mustangs were up 3-0 at the 8:13 mark of the first quarter.

The Thundering Herd then drove 35-yards in eight plays, only to have a fumble recovered by Corbin Byers for the Mustangs at their 47-yard line.  The Mustangs drove 53-yards in five plays, featuring a 25-yard pass from Geiman to Noah Staub, and ending with Geiman’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Byers.  Slater’s extra point kicked put the Mustangs up 10-0 with 38 seconds left in the first quarter.

The Thundering Herd then drove 73-yards in nine plays, featuring a 13-yard run by Tyler Greene, a 13-yard pass from Billy Burger to Deonte Ramsey, and a 22-yard pass from Burger to Glenn Jackson.  Greene then scored a touchdown on a 4-yard run and Millington ran in for a 2-point conversion, making the score 10-8 in favor of the Mustangs with 8:59 left in the second quarter.

Jackson intercepted a Mustangs pass shortly thereafter at the Mustangs 44-yard line.  Four plays later the Thundering Herd turned the ball over on downs.  The Mustangs got one first down and then punted.

The Thundering Herd drove 93-yards from their own 7-yard line five plays, featuring a 25-yard pass from Burger to Ramsey, and a 56-yard pass from Burger to Zion Patterson.  Greene scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run and the Thundering Herd took the lead 14-10 with 2:46 left in the second quarter.

The Mustangs ended up punting but the Thundering Herd muffed it and Matt Smolko recovered the ball for the Mustangs at the Thundering Herd 12-yard line.  Five plays later Geiman threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Hartlaub and Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs back on top 17-14 with 10 seconds left in the half.

Millington returned the second half kickoff 58-yards to the Mustangs 27-yard line.  Two plays later Burger threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Ramsey and Millington threw a 2-point conversion pass to Ramsey.  That put the Thundering Herd back on top 22-17 at the 10:52 mark of the third quarter.

The Mustangs and the Thundering Herd then exchanged punts twice.  The Mustangs then drove 51-yards in seven plays, featuring a 14-yard pass from Geiman to Staub and an 11-yard run by Harbison, and ending with Hartlaub’s 17-yard touchdown run.  The Mustangs went back on top 23-22 with 24 seconds left in the third quarter.

Ramsey returned the kickoff 50-yards for the Thundering Herd, to the Mustangs 35-yard line.  Burger then threw a 29-yard pass to Jackson.  Two plays later Greene scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run, putting the Thundering Herd back on top 28-23 with 11:16 left in the game.

The Mustangs ended up punting to the Thundering Herd 39-yard line.  Millington then scampered 61-yards for a touchdown to close out the scoring at 34-23 in favor of the Thundering Herd, with 9:25 left in the game.

Both teams turned the ball over on downs in subsequent drives.

Andrew Slater kicked off 5 times for 239-yards, with the longest going for 57-yards, and Brock Geiman punted 5 times for 182-yards (for an average of 36.4-yards) with the longest going for 44-yards.  Miles Francis returned 1 punt for 17-yards.  Jeff Green returned 2 kickoffs for 22-yards, with the longest going for 13-yards, Drew Hartlaub returned 1 kickoff for 20-yards, and Francis returned 1 kickoff for 6-yards, for the Mustangs.

Ryan Krebs, with 7 tackles and a caused fumble, led the Mustang defense, followed by Hunter Palmer with 6 tackles and 2 passes defended, Tyler Jachelski with 6 tackles and a pass defense, Tyler Fulmore with 6 tackles and a pass hurry, Corbin Byers with 3 tackles and a recovered fumble, Miles Francis with 3 tackles and a pass hurry, Seth Janney with 3 tackles and a pass hurry, Bret Hertzog, Chris Steckel and Nate VanCampen with 3 tackles each, Matt Smolko with 2 tackles and a recovered fumble, Brady Thayer with 2 tackles and a pass defense, Mike Farace and Zach Hughes with 2 tackles each, Marcus Jones with 1 tackle and a pass defense, and Skylar Bowman, Jeff Green, Gus Landis, and Carson Perry with 1 tackle each.

Luke Baugher, Skylar Bowman, Corbin Byers, Scotty Dickmyer, Mike Farace, Miles Francis, Tyler Fulmore, Matt Helwig, Bret Hertzog, Tyler Jachelski, Marcus Jones, Seth Janney, Josh Martin, Matt Smolko, Chris Steckel, and Josh Zeroth manned the offensive and defensive line and linebacker positions.

Miles Francis, Drew Hartlaub, Ryan Krebs, Hunter Palmer, Brady Thayer and Nate VanCampen patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs gained 151-yards rushing and 97-yards passing for a total of 248-yards of offense. Junior quarterback Brock Geiman completed 9 of 24 passes for the 97-yards and 2 touchdowns, 2 for 39-yards to Noah Staub, 1 for 16-yards to Brady Thayer, 2 for 14-yards to Miles Francis, 2 for 11-yards to Drew Hartlaub (including a 1-yard touchdown), 1 for 10-yards and a touchdown to Corbin Byers, and 1 for 7-yards to Robby Harbison, for the Mustangs.  Harbison led the Mustangs rushing attack with16 carries for 67-yards, followed by Hartlaub with 11 carries for 59-yards (including a 17-yard touchdown), Miles Francis with 4 for 17-yards, and Geiman with 8 carries for 8-yards.

Andrew Slater kicked a 35-yard field goal and 2 extra points, Corbin Byers and Matt Smolko each recovered a fumble, Tyler Jachelski defended a pass and hurried a pass, Hunter Palmer defended 2 passes, Brady Thayer and Marcus Jones each defended a pass, Ryan Krebs caused a fumble, and Tyler Fulmore, Miles Francis, and Seth Janney each recorded a pass hurry, for the Mustangs.

The Thundering Herd gained 165-yards rushing and 222 yards passing for a total of 387 yards gained.  Billy Burger completed 16 of 25 passes for 193-yards and DaShawn Millington completed 1 pass for 29-yards, for the Thundering Herd.  Deonte Ramsey caught 9 passes for 80-yards, followed by Glenn Jackson with 5 for 76-yards, Zion Patterson with 1 for 55-yards, Tyler Greene with 1 for 10-yards, and Mike Wuestner who caught 1 pass for 1-yard.  Millington led the Thundering Herd attack with 4 carries for 90-yards (including touchdowns of 3 and 61-yards), followed by Greene with 14 carries for 45-yards (including touchdowns of 4, 1, and 1-yards), Jackson with 4 carries for 26-yards, and Burger with 2 carries for 4-yards.  Millington ran in for a 2-point conversion and threw a 2-point conversion pass to Ramsey, and Jackson intercepted a pass, for the Thundering Herd.

The 10-time Cavalcade of Bands Champions, Tournament of Bands Group IV Champion and US Scholastic Band Champion South Western Mustangs Marching Band put on a stirring half time performance, presenting their 2014 field show “Nevermore,” based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe.  The show opened with the Overture from “Sweeney Todd” by Stephen Sondheim.  Mozart’s 25th Symphony provided the musical material for the first impact before melding into a minor treatment of the “Johanna” theme.  The madness continued with a return to the Overture that dissolved into a final solution.  The Carlisle Thundering Herd Marching Band gave a crowd-pleasing pre-game performance.

The 27 member strong Mustangs Cheer Leading squad (26 girls and a guy) and the Thundering Herd’s’ squad were very impressive as they roused the faithful.

The Mustangs of South Western are 0-3-0 overall and 0-0-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.

The Mustangs have a career record of 341-212-8.  The results of the 561 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .617 winning percentage and a .622 non-losing percentage.

Next week the Mustangs host the Colonials of New Oxford (0-3 overall, 0-0 league) to begin YAIAA Division I action for the season.  New Oxford is coming off of a 21-15 loss to the Canners of Biglerville.  The Mustangs are now looking to resume their winning tradition.  GO MUSTANGS GO.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2014-3

By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, September 5, the Mustangs of South Western visited the Mid-Penn Keystone Division Colts of Cedar Cliff and were out scored 55-33.  A very bright spot for the Mustangs was Drew Hartlaub’s two kickoff returns for touchdowns, for 92 and 95-yards.  This sophomore sensation also ran one back last week so has three in two games. He also led the team in rushing, caught a touchdown pass, and defended 2 passes this week.


The Mustangs opened the game with a seven-play 74-yard touchdown drive, featuring a 24-yard run by Hartlaub and ending with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Brock Geiman to Hartlaub.  Andrew Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 7-0 with 9:40 left in the first quarter.

The Colts and the Mustangs then traded possessions and then the Colts drove 53-yards in six plays, featuring a 20-yard pass from Grant Brenneman to Mike Viti and ending with a 7-yard touchdown run by Jayden Demmy.  Matt Helwig blocked the extra point and the Mustangs still led 7-6 with 2:25 left in the first quarter.

The Mustangs went three and out and punted and the Colts drove 37-yrds in eight plays and Demmy scored his second touchdown on a 6-yard run.  Noah Malone’s extra point kick put the Colts up 13-7 at the 9:30 mark of the second quarter.

Hartman then returned the kickoff 92-yards for a touchdown and Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 14-13 at the 9:12 mark.

The Colt had a drive seemingly end with a punt only to have the Mustangs muff the punt and give them the ball back at the Mustangs 34-yard line.  Four plays later Brenneman threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Charles Ghiazza and Malone’s extra point kick put the Colts up 20-14 at the 6:20 mark of the second quarter.

The Colts opened the second half with an 80-yard drive, featuring a 40-yard pass from Brenneman to Malone and a 40-yard touchdown pass from Brenneman to Malone.  Malone’s extra point kick upped the score to 27-14 in favor of the Colts at the 9:49 mark of the third quarter.

The Mustangs punted and the Colts drove 69-yrds in three plays, featuring a 48-yard pass from Brenneman to John McGee and ending with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Brenneman to Jordan Styles.  Malone’s extra point kick put the Colts up 33-14 at the 7:07 mark of the third quarter.

A quick kick was recovered by the Colts but they ended up punting.  The Mustangs drove 21-yards in five plays and attempted a fake punt that failed to gain a first down and the Colts took over on the Mustangs 25-yard line.  Six plays later Demmy scored his third touchdown on a 1-yard run.  Malone’s extra point kick put the Colts up 41-14 with 1:27 left in the third quarter.

The Mustangs responded with a five play 80-yard drive, featuring a 30-yard pass from Geiman to Hartlaub and a 20-yard run by Hartlaub.  Geiman threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Miles Francis and the extra point kick by Slater made the score 41-20 as the third quarter ended.

The Colts then drove 80-yards in three plays, a 10-yardrun by John McGee, a 10-yard run by Demmy, and a 60-yard touchdown run by McGee.  Malone’s extra point kick upped the score to 48-20 with 10:43 left in the game.

The undaunted Mustangs struck back immediately as Hartman returned the kickoff 95-yards for a touchdown.  The extra point attempt failed and the Colts were still up 48-26.

The Colts then drove 69-yards in seven plays, featuring runs of 15, 10, and 10-yards by Demmy and ending with his 10-yard touchdown run for his fourth of the night.  Malone’s extra point kick made the score 55-26 with 6:45 left in the game.

The Mustangs then drove 68-yards in seven plays, featuring a 13-yard run by Robby Harbison, a 15-yard pass from Geiman to Zach Hughes, and a 23-yard run by Harbison.  Geiman threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Noah Staub.  Slater’s extra point kick closed out the scoring at 55-33 in favor of the Colts with 3:33 left in the game.

Andrew Slater kicked off 6 times for 299-yards, with one touchback, and Brock Geiman punted 4 times for 174-yards (for an average of 43.5-yards) with the longest going for 57-yards.  Miles Francis returned 1 punt for 4-yards.  Drew Hartlaub returned 3 kickoffs for 172-yards (for an average of 364yards), with the longest going for 95-yards and a touchdown, to go along with his 92-yard touchdown return, Zack Hughes returned 1 kickoff for 9-yards, and Francis returned 1 kickoff for minus 3-yards, for the Mustangs.

Ryan Krebs, with 10 tackles, led the Mustang defense, followed by Bret Hertzog with 9 tackles, Miles Francis with 8 tackles, Tyler Jachelski with 7 tackles, Seth Janney and Chris Steckel with 4 tackles each, Jeff Green, Marcus Jones, Josh Martin, and Hunter Palmer with 3 tackles each, Corbin Byers, Mike Farace, Chris Ginerva, Zach Hughes, and Matt Smolko with 2 tackles each, Tyler Fulmore with 1 tackle for a sack for an 8-yard loss, Drew Hartlaub with 1 tackle and 2 pass defenses, Luke Baugher with 1 tackle and a caused fumble, Skylar Bowman, Robby Harbison, Carson Perry, Evan Raubenstine, Austin Reusing, Nate VanCampen, and Josh Zeroth with 1 tackle each, and Matt Helwig with a blocked extra point attempt.

Luke Baugher, Skylar Bowman, Corbin Byers, Scotty Dickmyer, Mike Farace, Miles Francis, Tyler Fulmore, Matt Helwig, Bret Hertzog, Tyler Jachelski, Marcus Jones, Seth Janney, Josh Martin, Matt Smolko, Chris Steckel, and Josh Zeroth manned the offensive and defensive line and linebacker positions.

Drew Hartlaub, Zach Hughes, Ryan Krebs, Hunter Palmer, and Brady Thayer patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs gained 81-yards rushing and 180-yards passing for a total of 261-yards of offense. Junior quarterback Brock Geiman completed 13 of 17 passes for the 180-yards and 3 touchdowns, 3 for 84-yards to Drew Hartlaub (including a 32-yard touchdown), 4 for 43-yards to Noah Staub (including a 13-yard touchdown), 1 for 15-yards to Zach Hughes, 2 for 14-yards to Miles Francis (including a 9-yard touchdown), 1 for 10-yards to Robby Harbison, 1 for 8-yards to Brady Thayer, and 1 for 6-yards to Bret Hertzog, for the Mustangs.  Hartlaub led the Mustangs rushing attack with 5 carries for 62-yards, followed by Harbison with 11 for 46, Miles Francis with 1 carry for 2-yards, Hughes with 5 carries for minus 8-yards, and Geiman with 5 carries for minus 21-yards.

Hartlaub returned a kickoff 92-yards for a touchdown and another for 95-yards and a touchdown, Andrew Slater kicked 3 extra points, Matt Helwig blocked an extra point attempt, Hartlaub defended 2 passes, and Luke Baugher caused a fumble, for the Mustangs.

The Cedar Cliff Colts rang up 267-yards rushing and 256 yards passing for a total of 523 yards gained.  Sophomore quarterback Grant Brenneman completed 216 of 20 passes for the 256-yards and 3 touchdowns, 4 for 97-yards to Noah Malone (including a 40-yard touchdown), 2 for 56-yards to John McGee, 4 for 35-yards to Mike Viti, 1 for 29-yards and a touchdown to Charles Ghiazza, 3 for 20-yards to Jordan Styles (including a 4-yard touchdown), 1 for 10-yards to Ryan Schoppert, and 1 for 9-yards to Cole Whalen, for the Colts.

Jayden Demmy led the Colts rushing attack with 26 carries for 157-yards (including 4 touchdowns, for 7, 6, 1, and 10-yards), followed by McGee with 2 for 70-yards (including a 60-yard touchdown), Patrick Duggan with 5 for 30-yards, and Brenneman with 8 carries for 10-yards.  Malone kicked 7 extra points for the Colts.

The 10-time Cavalcade of Bands Champions, Tournament of Bands Group IV Champion and US Scholastic Band Champion South Western Mustangs Marching Band put on a stirring half time performance, presenting their 2014 field show “Nevermore,” based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe.  The show opened with the Overture from “Sweeney Todd” by Stephen Sondheim.  Mozart’s 25th Symphony provided the musical material for the first impact before melding into a minor treatment of the “Johanna” theme.  The madness continued with a return to the Overture that dissolved into a final solution.  The Cedar Cliff Colts Marching Band gave a crowd-pleasing performance at halftime.

The 27 member Mustangs Cheer Leading Squad (26 girls and a guy) and the Colts Cheer Leading squad were both very impressive as they roused the faithful.

The Mustangs of South Western are 0-2-0 overall and 0-0-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.

The Mustangs have a career record of 341-211-8.  The results of the 560 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .618 winning percentage and a .623 non-losing percentage.

Next week the Mustangs visit the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division’s Thundering Herd of Carlisle (1-1 overall, 0-0 league).  Carlisle suffered a 19-18 loss to the Patriots of Red Land this week.  The Mustangs are still looking to resume their winning tradition.  GO MUSTANGS GO.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2014-2


By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, August 29, the Mustangs of South Western hosted the Warriors of Gettysburg, the newest member of the York Adams Interscholastic League (YAIAA), at the Mustang Corral and were edged 44-41 in a donnybrook.  The Mustangs are in Division I and the Warriors are in Division II so this was a non-league encounter.  Gettysburg joined the YAIAA in fine fashion as Kobe Wansel returned the opening kickoff 93-yards for a touchdown.  Michael Heeschen’s extra point kick put the Warriors on top 7-0 fourteen seconds into the game.


The Mustangs went three and out and punted and the Warriors drove 50-yards in six plays, ending with Wade Laudeman’s 30-yard touchdown run.  Michael Heeschen’s extra point attempt was blocked by Corbin Byers, leaving the Warriors up 13-0 at the 7:02 mark in the first quarter.

Drew Hartlaub then ran the Warriors kickoff back 91-yards for a touchdown.  Andrew Slater’s extra point kick made the score 13-7 with 6:49 left in the first quarter.

After a 63-yard kickoff return by the Warriors, the Warriors drove 32-yards in four plays, ending with a 15-yard touchdown run by Nathan Sharrah.  Heeschen’s extra point kick made the score 20-7 with 5:20 to go in the first quarter.

The Mustangs then drove 64-yards in six plays, featuring a 20-yard scamper by Brock Geiman and an 11-yard pass from Geiman to Brady Thayer.  Robby Harbison scampered in for a 12-yard touchdown run and Slater’s extra point kick made the score 20-14 in favor of the Warriors with 3:10 left in the first quarter.  The two teams combined scored 34 points in 8 minutes and 50 seconds.

Miles Francis returned a Warriors punt for 28-yards to the Warriors 44-yard line.  The drive then included runs of 11, 13, 3, and 2-yards by Harbison, with a 12-yard run by Hartlaub.  Harbison scored on a 2-yard run and Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 21-20 at the 10:59 mark of the second quarter.

The Warriors then drove 86-yards in nine plays, ending with Laudeman’s 60-yard touchdown run.  Jake Myers’ 2-point conversion pass to Tyler Lampe put the Warriors on top 28-21 with 7:05 to go in the first half.

The Mustangs stormed back with an 11 play 73-yard drive, featuring an 18-yard run by Hartlaub, a 14-yard pass from Geiman to Noah Staub, and a 9-yard pass to Francis.  Geiman scored on a 2-yard plunge and Slater’s extra point kick tied the score at 28 with two minutes left in the first half.

The Warrior then drove 64-yards in six plays, featuring runs of 15 and 11-yards by Elijah Jackson and runs of 14 and 4-yards by Laudeman.  Laudeman scored on a 3-yard run with 28 seconds left in the first half, putting the Warriors up 34-28 at the half.

The Mustangs went three and out to open the second half and the Warriors drove 74-yards in 14 plays.  Heeschen kicked a 33-yard field goal and the Warriors were up 37-28 at the 3:37 mark of the third quarter.

Jeff Green returned the Warriors kickoff 45-yards to the Warriors 46-yard line.  Six plays later, featuring a 23-yard run by Harbison, Geiman threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Hartlaub and the   Mustangs closed to within three points, 37-34.

The Warriors next drive was thwarted when Corbin Byers batted down a pass and Francis intercepted it for the Mustangs.  The Mustangs drove to the Warriors 10-yard line, only to turn the ball over on downs.  The Warriors then ended up punting and the Mustangs drove 36-yards in seven plays, ending with Hartlaub’s 5-yard touchdown run.  Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs on top 41-37 with 4:05 left in the game.

The Warriors then drove 75-yards in five plays, ending with Myers’ 46-yard touchdown pass to Wansel.  Heeschen’s extra point kick put the Warriors back on top 44-41 with 1:56 left in the game.

The Mustangs final drive ended when they had a 4th and 12 at their own 46 and Geiman’s pass to Brady Thayer netted 11-yards.  The turnover on downs enabled the Warriors to run out the clock.

Andrew Slater kicked off 7 times for 328-yards, with the longest going for 55-yards, and Brock Geiman punted 2 times for 63-yards (for an average of 31.5-yards) with the longest going for 35-yards.  Miles Francis returned 1 punt for 28-yards.  Drew Hartlaub returned 4 kickoffs for 140-yards (for an average of 35-yards), with the longest going for 91-yards and a touchdown, and Jeff Green returned 2 kickoffs for 45-yards (for an average of 22.5-yards), with the longest going for 30-yards, for the Mustangs.

Corbin Byers, with 9 tackles, a blocked field goal attempt, a caused fumble, and a pass defense, led the Mustang defense, followed by Ryan Krebs with 9 tackles, Bret Hertzog with 8 tackles, Seth Janney with 7 tackles (including one for a loss), Tyler Jachelski with 7 tackles and a pass defense, Hunter Palmer with 5 tackles, Skylar Bowman and Marcus Jones with 4 tackles each, Miles Francis with 3 tackles and an interception returned for 5-yards, Brady Thayer with 2 tackles and a pass defense, Chris Steckel with 2 tackles (including one for a loss) and a pass hurry, Mike Farace, Zach Hughes, Josh Martin, and Matt Smolko with 2 tackles each, Josh Zeroth with 1 tackle and a pass hurry, and Jeff Green, Matt Helwig, Tyler Fulmore, Carson Perry, and Andrew Slater with 1 tackle each.

Luke Baugher, Skylar Bowman, Corbin Byers, Scotty Dickmyer, Mike Farace, Miles Francis, Tyler Fulmore, Matt Helwig, Bret Hertzog, Tyler Jachelski, Marcus Jones, Seth Janney, Josh Martin, Matt Smolko, Chris Steckel, and Josh Zeroth manned the offensive and defensive line and linebacker positions.

Zach Hughes, Ryan Krebs, Hunter Palmer, and Brady Thayer patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs gained 186-yards rushing and 87-yards passing for a total of 273-yards of offense. Junior quarterback Brock Geiman completed 8 of 18 passes for the 87-yards and 1 touchdown, 2 for 41-yards to Noah Staub, 2 for 18-yards to Brady Thayer, 2 for 13-yards to Drew Hartlaub (including a 9-yard touchdown), 1 for 9-yards to Miles Francis, and 1 for 6-yards to Zach Hughes, for the Mustangs.  Robby Harbison led the Mustangs rushing attack with 17 carries for 96-yards (including touchdowns of 12 and 2-yards), followed by Hartlaub with 8 for 40 (including a 5-yard touchdown), Geiman with 6 for 27 (including a 2-yard touchdown), Hughes with 2 for 16-yards, and Francis with 2 carries for no yards.

Hartlaub returned a kickoff 91-yards for a touchdown, Andrew Slater kicked 5 extra points, Miles Francis intercepted a pass, Corbin Byers blocked a field goal attempt, defended a pass and caused a fumble, Tyler Jachelski and Brady Thayer each defended a pass, and Chris Steckel and Josh Zeroth each recorded pass hurry, for the Mustangs.

The Gettysburg Warriors rang up 295-yards rushing and 83-yards passing for a total of 378-yards gained.  Quarterback Jake Myers completed 4 of 10 passes for the 83-yards and 1 touchdown, 1 for 46-yards and a touchdown to Kobe Wansel, 1 for 22-yards to Nathan Sharrah, 1 for 13-yards to Tyler Lampe, and 1 for 2-yards to Lane Sherman, for the Warriors.  Wade Laudeman led the Warriors rushing attack with 9 carries for 122-yards (including touchdowns of 30, 60, and 3-yards), followed by Myers with 11 for 48, Lampe with 14 for 40, Elijah Jackson with 6 for 30, Sharrah with 3 for 23 (including a 15-yard touchdown), Sherman with 4 for 11-yards, and Mitchell Hoffman with 1 carry for 1-yard.

Wansel returned a kickoff 93-yards for a touchdown, Michael Heeschen kicked a 33-yard field goal and 3 extra points, and Myers completed a 2-point conversion pass to Lampe, for the Warriors.

The 10-time Cavalcade of Bands Champions, Tournament of Bands Group IV Champion and US Scholastic Band Champion South Western Mustangs Marching Band put on a stirring pre-game performance, presenting their 2014 field show “Nevermore,” based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe.  The show opened with the Overture from “Sweeney Todd” by Stephen Sondheim.  Mozart’s 25th Symphony provided the musical material for the first impact before melding into a minor treatment of the “Johanna” theme.  The madness continued with a return to the Overture that dissolved into a final solution.  The Gettysburg Warriors Marching Band performed a medley of tunes from “The Wizard of Oz” and Oz for their show entitled “The Wizard of Oz Meets Oz.”

The 27 member Mustangs Cheer Leading Squad (26 girls and a guy) and the Warriors Cheer Leading squad were both very impressive as they roused the faithful on both sides of the field.

The Mustangs of South Western are 0-1-0 overall and 0-0-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.

The Mustangs have a career record of 341-210-8.  The results of the 559 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .619 winning percentage and a .624 non-losing percentage

Next week the Mustangs visit the Colts of Cedar Cliff.  Cedar Cliff opened the season with a 27-20 loss to the Comets of Penn Manor in a game played in Dublin, Ireland.  The Mustangs played their hearts out in the heartbreaking opening loss.  They are looking to resume their winning tradition and make this a memorable season.  GO MUSTANGS GO.