News & Notes

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.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2014-1


Preseason Review

By Bill Engelhardt
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The Mustangs of South Western return to gridiron action Friday night, August 29, as they host the Warriors of Gettysburg to kick off the 2014 season.  The Warriors have left the Mid Pen Conference and joined the York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) this year, resulting in a realignment of the three YAIAA divisions.  The Warriors are in Division II so this is a non-league contest.  Division I, now an 8 team division, consists of Central York, Dallastown, New Oxford, Northeastern, Red Lion, South Western, Spring Grove, and William Penn, with New Oxford and Northeastern moving up from Division II.


The Mustangs begin their third year under coach Damian Poalucci and are looking forward to a successful season as they enter the 55th year of the football program.  They have a career 341-209-8 record with a .620 winning percentage and a .625 non-losing percentage.  They are 335-200-8 in regular season play.  This year the Mustangs have a good group of returning seniors, returning starters and lettermen, and some exciting new players to watch, and hope to resume the winning tradition, which includes 12 league titles since 1990 and 16 in the history of the school.

Seniors Matt Helwig, Tyler Jachelski, Ryan Krebs, Hunter Palmer, Brady Thayer, and Jonas Walter, and juniors Skylar Bowman, Brock Geiman, Robby Harbison, and Noah Staub are returning starters.  Seniors Like Baugher, Bret Hertzog, and Gustave Landis, and juniors Scott Dickmyer, Miles Francis, Tyler Fulmore, and Zach Hughes are also returning letterman.

 Seniors Marcus Jones, Mitch Muir, and T.J. Sneeringer, juniors Corbin Byers, Mike Farace, Jeffrey Green, Matt Smolko, Gage Thomas, and Josh Zeroth, and sophomores Kobe Carbaugh, Drew Hartlaub, Seth Janey, Evan Raubenstine, and Austin Ruesing are up and comers to watch this year.

The graduation of key players Logan Bowman, Camden Brown, Gunner Holtz, Ryan Lane, Jordan Markle, Brandon McMinn, Tyler Sterner, Payton Taylor, and Dillon Thomas still leaves the Mustangs with a cadre of seasoned players.  Senior Ryan Krebs and junior Brock Geiman have both seen significant playing time at the all important quarterback position and both are ready and excited to vie to be the starter, leaving the position in good hands regardless of which one is behind the center.

We look for Harbison, Fulmore and Walter to vie for the fullback position and lead the heralded rushing attack, and provide depth, and Francis, Green, Hertzog, Hartlaub, Hughes, and Thomas will round out the offensive backfield and continue the great running tradition of the Mustangs.  Departed Dillon Thomas led the rushing attack last year with 485-yards and 5 touchdowns, but Francis had 219-yards and a touchdown, Walter had 167-yards, and Harbison had 150-yards and a touchdown, so there is experience in the backfield.

We are looking for Staub (14 receptions for 251-yards and 4 touchdowns), Thayer (10 receptions for 228-yards and 2 touchdowns), Palmer (7 receptions for 98-yards) in 2013, and Byers, and Smolko, to form the nucleus of a solid receiving corps. Francis (3 receptions for 61-yards) and Hertzog (2 receptions for 28-yards) in 2013, have experience catching the ball out of the backfield.

Among the returning players, Helwig (7 tackles), Jones (5 tackles), Byers (4 tackles), Zeroth (4 tackles), Landis (3 tackles) Baugher (1 tackle), and Dickmyer (1 tackle) in 2013, have significant experience on either the offensive or defensive line and should figure prominently again this year, along with Carbaugh, Jachelski, Janey, Muir, Ruesing, and Sneeringer.  The trenches will certainly be a significant factor in the success of the Mustangs this year.

Jachelski (73 tackles), Walter (33 tackles), Bowman (16 tackles), Harbison (3 tackles), Thomas (3 tackles), Farace (1 tackle), Hertzog (1 tackle) in 2013, leave the Mustangs in great shape at the linebacker position.  All are seasoned veterans.  And, Fulmore, Raubenstine, and Smolko should fit in nicely here as well.

Palmer (33 tackles), Krebs (32 tackles), Geiman (6 tackles), Thayer (6 tackles), (Hughes (4 tackles), and Francis (2 tackles) in 2013, should all see plenty of action in the secondary, with help from Green, Hartlaub, and Staub.

Geiman, with 38 kickoffs and 39 punts (for 1,323-yards and a 33.92-yard average), 25 extra points, and 2 field goals, in 2013, leaves the kicking game in experienced hands.

Damian Poalucci is ready and eager to lead the Mustangs into a new season against the Warriors of Gettysburg.  In his preseason outlook he said, “The Mustang Corral should be filled with offensive excitement this season with many returning starters on the offensive side of the ball.  With the graduation of Dillon Thomas (who became the school’s leading rusher in Game # 3 last season) Jonas Walter, Robby Harbison, and Tyler Fulmore look to earn the starting position in summer camp.  The rest of the offensive backfield will be filled by returning lettermen Bret Hertzog, Zack Hughes, Miles Francis, Jeff Green, and newcomer Drew Hartlaub.

Brock Geiman and Ryan Krebs will have a shootout for the starting quarterback position with the departure of Lebanon Valley College recruit Tyler Sterner.  With a strong receiver corps consisting of returning lettermen Hunter Palmer, Brady Thayer, and Noah Staub the QB’s should have many options to get the ball downfield.

The old cliché’ that “it all starts with the line” has never been more applicable.  The fate of the Mustang Football Team clearly rests up front.  The offensive and defensive line will be anchored by seniors Matt Helwig, Gus Landis, Marcus Jones, and returning junior starter Skylar Bowman.  Newcomers to the offensive and defensive line Scotty Dickmyer, TJ Sneeringer, Josh Zeroth and Corbin Byers will play a vital role on both sides of the football.

We do return significant playing experience in the defensive side of the ball with Ryan Krebs and Hunter Palmer returning to their safety and cornerback positions.  Tyler Jachelski will return to his ILB position and be joined by Skylar Bowman who is moving from DE.  The outside backer position returns letterman winners senior Bret Hertzog, and juniors Matt Smolko, and Chris Ginevra.

NEVER AGAIN is 2014 mantra in the South Western Corral.  The off-season work ethic in the weight room, 7v7s, voluntary camps, and instructional sessions was excellent, actually the best in many years.  The up and coming sophomores (Drew Hartlaub, Tyler Bynaker, Kobe Carbaugh, Nate VanCampen, and Jake Warrington) worked tirelessly this summer and may contribute to the returning players and lettermen.

The absolute, number one, positive with this group has been the bond of classes and willingness to work together.  There has been outstanding senior/junior leadership from the starters, lettermen, and “players to watch” (noted elsewhere in this article) and these young men really want to continue the strong tradition of Mustang Football!

                                                                                                Go Mustangs!!!!
                                                                                                            Damian Poalucci”

From here it looks like the South Western Mustangs are ready and eager to provide all the thrills and excitement their faithful fans have come to expect in their 55th season.  I think the Mustangs are up to the challenge of resuming their winning ways.  I can’t wait for the start of the 2014 season.  GO MUSTANGS GO.

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS RECORD BOOK: 1960-2013

TEAM DEFENSE
POINTS SURRENDERED
1994 - 53 pts.
1982 - 62 pts.
1985 - 67 pts.
1977 - 78 pts.
1970 - 84 pts.

TEAM DEFENSE
RUSHING YARDS SURRENDERED
1994 - 497 yds.
1981 - 761 yds.
1982 - 791 yds.
1986 - 913 yds.
1992 - 952 yds.

TEAM DEFENSE
PASSING YARDS SURRENDERD
1978 - 614 yds.
1984 - 726 yds.
1985 - 728 yds.
1990 - 746 yds.
1999 - 748 yds.

TEAM DEFENSE
TOTAL YARDS SURRENDERED
1994 - 1348 yds.
1982 - 1613 yds.
1986 - 1795 yds.
1992 - 1800 yds.
1981 - 1857 yds.

TEAM DEFENSE
MOST SHUTOUTS
1994 - 5
1984 - 5
2006 - 4
1995 - 4
1982 - 4
1980 - 4
1972 - 4
1965 - 4

TEAM DEFENSE
SCORES
1984 – 6 TD’s
2006 - 5 TD’s, 2 safeties
1886 - 5 TD’s, 1 safety
1976 - 5 TD’s
1990 - 4 TD’s, 2 safeties

TEAM DEFENSE
QUARTERBACK SACKS
1993 - 44
1986 - 40
2003 - 37
2006 - 36
2000 - 34

TEAM DEFENSE
INTERCEPTIONS
1985 - 22
1995 - 20
1992 - 20
1982 - 20
2000 - 18

INDIVIDUAL DEFENSE
SEASON TACKLES
163 – Carnie Fryfogle – 2011
151 - Jason Gigous - 2006
145 - Justin Mummert – 2000
139 – Jake Myers - 2009
132 - Adam Lawrence - 2001

INDIVIDUAL DEFENSE
CAREER TACKLES
290 - Brian Hart
286 - Jeff Fritz
266 – Jake Myers
257 - Kyle Wildasin
255 - Justin Mummert

INDIVIDUAL DEFENSE
SEASON QB SACKS
16 - Zack Topper – 1993
16 - Mike McFalls – 1986
14 - Nate Stetter – 1995
13 - Scott Baublitz – 1979
10 – Jeremy Renoll - 2005
10 – Jeremie Ecker - 2000

INDIVIDUAL DEFENSE
CAREER QB SACKS
23 - Zack Topper
21 – Jeremy Renoll
17 - Bob Bealing
16 - Mike McFalls
15 - Scott Baublitz
15 - Jeremie Ecker

INDIVIDUAL DEFENSE
SEASON INTERCEPTIONS
8 - Aaron Brady – 1992
7 - Zach Krise - 2004
7 - Matt Schmidt – 2003
7 - Kyle Wildasin – 1999
6 – Duane Rowlette - 2007
6 - Doug Seidenstricker - 1990
6 - Andy Stauffer - 1984
6 - Paige Wingert - 1982

INDIVIDUAL DEFENSE
CAREER INTERCEPTIONS
12 Aaron Brady
11 - Andy Stauffer
9 - Kyle Wildasin
9 - Jason Zinn
9 - Paige Wingert
9 - Gerry Fuhrman

TEAM OFFENSE
POINTS SCORED
2006 - 441 pts.
1994 - 404 pts.
2000 - 403 pts.
1997 - 391 pts.
1993 - 379 pts.

TEAM OFFENSE
POINTS SCORED IN ONE GAME
69 pts. – Dallastown - 2006
68 pts. - New Oxford - 2004
68 pts. - Central York - 1993
62 pts. - Dover - 2000
62 pts. - Central York - 1994
62 pts. - Kennard Dale - 1985

TEAM OFFENSE
RUSHING YARDS GAINED
1997 - 3,091 yds.
2000 - 3,042 yds.
1991 - 3,029 yds.
1994 - 2,900 yds.
1992 - 2,896 yds.

TEAM OFFENSE
PASSING YARDS GAINED
2009 – 1,583 yds.
2013 – 1,445 yds.
2006 - 1,276 yds.
1990 - 1,242 yds.
1980 - 1,164 yds.

TEAM OFFENSE
TOTAL YARDS GAINED
2009 – 4,132 yds.
2006 - 4,071 yds.
1997 - 3,967 yds.
1991 - 3,967 yds.
1994 - 3,904 yds.

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
SEASON SCORING
156 pts. – Mike Felton – 2011
142 pts. – Tim Smith - 2006
132 pts. - Andrew Kern - 2000
126 pts. - Joe Myers - 1991
121 pts. - Drew Snyder - 2006

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
CAREER SCORING
302 pts. – Mike Felton
228 pts. - Drew Snyder
216 pts. - Allen Bittinger
213 pts. - Glenn Geiman
205 pts. - Doug Morela

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
SEASON TOUCHDOWNS
25 – Mike Felton – 2011
23 - Tim Smith - 2006
21 - Andrew Kern - 2000
21 - Joe Myers - 1991
18 - Allen Bittinger - 1999
18 - Mike Tracy - 1994
18 - Don Parr - 1960

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
CAREER TOUCHDOWNS
47 – Mike Felton
37 – Dillon Thomas
36 - Allen Bittinger
34 - Doug Morela
31 - Glenn Geiman

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
SEASON RUSHING
1,541 yds – Dillon Thomas - 2012
1,525 yds. - Joe Myers - 1991
1,458 yds. - Allen Bittinger - 1999
1,263 yds. - Mike Tracy – 1994
1,232 yds. – Dustin Permenter - 2004

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
CAREER RUSHING
3,084 yds- Dillon Thomas
2,871 yds. - Allen Bittinger
2,775 yds. - Dustin Permenter
2,351 yds. - Doug Morela
2,165 yds. - Glenn Geiman

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
SEASON PASSING
1,483 yds. – Ian Smith – 2009
1,289 yds- Tyler Sterner - 2013
1,259 yds. - J.C. Laughlin - 2006
1,188 yds. - Doug Seidenstricker – 1990
1,074 yds. – Zach Gross – 2011

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
CAREER PASSING
2,894 yds. - Andy Adams
2,159 yds. - J.C. Laughlin
2,094 yds. - Aaron Brady
1,876 yds. - Doug Seidenstricker
1,714 yds. – Ian Smith

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
SEASON TOUCHDOWN PASSES
20 – J.C. Laughlin – 2006
16 – Ian Smith – 2009
15 – Tyler Sterner - 2013
14 – David Sager - 2008
13 - Matt Schmidt – 2003

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
CAREER TOUCHDOWN PASSES
29 – J.C. Laughlin
24 - Andy Adams
24 – David Sager
21 - Aaron Brady
19 – Tyler Sterner

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
SEASON PASS RECEPTIONS
45 - Tim Rill - 1990
31 - Brian Bidelspach - 1980
30 - Jim Stetter - 1978
29 - Jason Zinn - 1995
29 - Tim Redding - 1996
29 - Scott Baublitz - 1979

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
CAREER PASS RECEPTIONS
70 - Tim Rill
69 – Mike Felton
66 - Corry Rutters
40 - Zach Krise
39 - Brian Bidelspach

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
SEASON PASS RECEPTION YARDAGE
599 - Tim Rill – 1990
503 - Drew Snyder - 2006
487 – Drew Snyder - 2005
480 - Jim Stetter - 1978
468 - Aaron Soullaird - 1988

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
CAREER PASS RECEPTION YARDAGE
1,156 – Mike Felton
992 - Tim Rill
990 – Drew Snyder
871 - Cory Rutters
651 - Bob Flemmens

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
SEASON TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS
10 - Drew Snyder - 2006
7 - Zach Krise - 2003
7 - Tim Rill – 1989
7 – Drew Sneeringer – 2008
6 – Mike Felton – 2011
6 – Mike Felton - 2009
6 - Tim Rill - 1990
6 - Phil Null - 1973

INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE
CAREER TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS
16 – Mike Felton
14 – Drew Snyder
13 - Tim Rill
11 – Drew Sneeringer
9 - Corry Rutters

SPECIAL TEAMS

PUNTING
SEASON AVERAGE PER PUNT
41.5 yds. – Mike Felton – 2011
40.2 yds. - Rod Gross – 1982
39.8 yds. – Drew Snyder – 2005
39.4 yds. – Mike Felton - 2010
39.0 yds. - Allen Zepp - 1977

PUNTING
CAREER AVERAGE PER PUNT
39.0 yds. - Allen Zepp
37.3 yds. - Mike Felton
37.3 yds. – Drew Snyder
37.2 yds. - Rod Gross
37.0 yds. - Jeremie Esker

KICKING SEASON X-POINTS
44 - Ryan Wickline - 1994
38 - Josh Galemore – 1997
36 – Ian Smith – 2009
35 – Jake Tracy – 2011
34 – Drew Snyder – 2006
34 – Jamie Taylor - 2000
34 - Gene Gobrecht - 1982

KICKING
CAREER X-POINTS
105 - Ryan Wickline
81 - Drew Snyder
66 – Jake Tracey
56 - Gene Gobrecht
55 - Josh Galemore

KICKING
SEASON FIELD GOALS
8 - Drew Snyder - 2004
8 - Josh Galemore - 1996
7 - Drew Snyder - 2006
5 - Ryan Gallagher - 1998
5 - Gene Gobrecht - 1982
5 - Paul Novak - 1986

KICKING
CAREER FIELD GOALS
19 – Drew Snyder
10 - Ryan Wickline
9 - Josh Galemore
8 - Drew Snyder
7 - Gene Gobrecht
7 - Fred Shafer

KICKING
LONGEST FIELD GOALS
51 yds. - Drew Snyder - 2006
47 yds. – Drew Snyder - 2005
45 yds. - Dean Frock - 1977
43 yds. - Paul Novak - 1987
41 yds. - Gene Gobrecht - 1982
41 - yds. Zak Kruger - 2008

BEST TEAM RECORDS
2000 - 11-1 (10-0 Regular Season
1990 - 11-1 (11-0 Regular Season)
1995 - 10-1 (10-0 Regular Season)
1994 - 10-1 (10-0 Regular Season)
2006 - 12-2 (9-1 Regular Season)
2009 – 10-2 (9-1 Regular Season)
1982 - 9-1
1997 - 9-2
1993 - 9-2
1992 - 9-2

LONGEST WINNING STREAK
23 games Regular Season 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
15 games - Regular Season 1989-1990
12 games - 1999-2000, 2006

CHAMPIONSHIP SEASONS
2011 - YAIAA Division I Champions/District III Quarterfinals
2009 – YAIAA Division I Co-Champions/Hanover City Cup/ District III Quarterfinals
2008 – Hanover City Cup
2006 – District III Runner-up/YAIAA Division I Champions/Hanover City Cup
2005 – Hanover City Cup
2004 - YAIAA Division I Champions/Hanover City Cup
2003 - Hanover City Cup
2000 - YAIAA Division I Champions/Hanover City Cup I, District III Runner-up
1999 - Hanover City Cup
1998 - Hanover City Cup
1997 - YAIAA Division I Champions/Hanover City Cup
1996 - YAIAA Division I Co-Champions
1995 - YAIAA Division I Champions/Hanover City Cup
1994 - YAIAA Division I Champions/Hanover City Cup
1993 - YAIAA Division I Co-Champions/Hanover City Cup
1992 - YAIAA Division I Tri-Champions/Hanover City Cup
1991 - Hanover City Cup
1990 - YCIAA Division I Champions/Hanover City Cup
1989 - YCIAA Division I Co-Champions/Hanover City Cup
1985 - YCIAA Division II Champions/Hanover City Cup
1984 – Hanover City Cup
1982 – YCIAA Division II Co-Champions/Hanover City Cup
1977 – YCIAA Division II Co-Champions

OVERALL RECORD: 1960-2013

Year = Record

1960 = 8-2-0
1961 = 7-3-0
1962 = 6-4-0
1963 = 4-6-0
1964 = 4-4-2
1965 = 5-5-0
1966 = 4-7-0
1967 = 2-8-0
1968 = 5-5-0
1969 = 5-5-0
1970 = 6-4-0
1971 = 5-5-0
1972 = 5-5-0
1973 = 4-6-0
1974 = 3-6-1
1975 = 2-8-0
1976 = 6-3-1
1977 = 6-3-1
1978 = 4-5-2
1979 = 4-7-0
1980 = 7-4-0
1981 = 8-2-0
1982 = 9-1-0
1983 = 5-5-0
1984 = 8-3-0
1985 = 10-1-0
1986 = 7-4-0
1987 = 6-5-0
1988 = 5-5-1
1989 = 9-2-0  (0-1 playoffs)
1990 = 11-0-0  (0-1 playoffs)
1991 = 8-3-0
1992 = 9-2-0
1993 = 9-2-0
1994 = 10-0-0  (0-1 playoffs)
1995 = 10-0-0  (0-1 playoffs)
1996 = 8-2-0
1997 = 9-1-0  (0-1 playoffs)
1998 = 4-7-0
1999 = 8-2-0
2000 = 10-0-0  (1-1 playoffs)
2001 = 7-3-0
2002 = 2-8-0
2003 = 8-2-0
2004 = 8-2-0 (0-1 playoffs)
2005 = 4-6-0
2006 = 9-1-0 (3-1 playoffs)
2007 = 3-7-0
2008 = 4-6-0
2009 = 9-1-0 (1-1 playoffs)
2010 = 4-6-0
2011 = 9-3-0 (1-1 playoffs)
2012 = 6-5-0 (0-1 playoffs)
2013 = 3-7-0

Regular Season Total = 335-198-8

Playoffs = 6-11

Grand Total = 341-209-8

JUNIOR HIGH CHAMPIONSHIPS
2006 - YAIAA Division I Champions
2003 - YAIAA Division I Champions
1998 - YAIAA Division I Champions
1994 - YAIAA Division I Champions
1992 - YAIAA Division I Champions
1986 - YCIAA Division II Champions
1983 - YCIAA Division II Champions
1982 - YCIAA Division II Champions
1981 - YCIAA Division II Co-Champions

1980 - YCIAA Division II Champions

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2013-11


By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, November 1, the Mustangs of South Western visited the Rockets of Spring Grove and were defeated 31-15.  The Rockets virtually shut down the Mustangs running game and Tyler Sterner’s 217-yard passing game with 2 touchdowns was not enough to defuse the Rockets.

The win vaulted the Rockets from the 17th seed position to the number 13 seed and they will visit the number 4 seed Scouts of Conrad Weiser (7-3 overall, 4-3 Berks Inter-County I) at 7PM on Friday, November 8 in the first round of the District 3 class AAA Playoffs.

The Mustangs came out like a house afire and drove 37-yards in nine plays featuring a 7-yard pass from Sterner to Wyatt Trostle and a 15-yard pass from Sterner to Hunter Palmer, only to have the drive end with a quarterback sack by the Rockets.  The Mustangs punted and the Rockets started at their 1-yard line.  Brandon McMinn intercepted a Rockets pass and the Mustangs were in business at the Rockets 5-yard line.  Three plays later Brock Geiman kicked a 21-yard field goal, putting the Mustangs up 3-0 at the 6:18 mark of the first quarter.

The Rockets then drove 53-yards in eleven plays, only to misfire on a 39-yard field goal attempt.

The Mustangs started at their 20-yard line and after three plays attempted a punt, but an errant snap gave the Rockets the ball on the Mustangs 1-yard line.  After a penalty moved the ball back to the 6, Jeff Delaughter scored a touchdown on a 6-yard run.  Andrew Luckenbaugh’s extra point kick put the Rockets up 7-3 with 5 seconds left in the first quarter.

The Mustangs and the Rockets then exchanged punts and then the Mustangs drove 76-yards in three plays, featuring a 10-yard pass from Sterner to Logan Bowman, and ending with Sterner’s 65-yard touchdown pass to Palmer.  The extra point was missed and the Mustangs were up 9-7 at the 7:24 mark of the second quarter.

The Rockets opened the second half with a ten play 63-yard drive, featuring a 9-yard pass from Seth Hildebrand to Logan Hall and 9-yard run by Hildebrand.  Zack Stauffer scored a touchdown on a 12-yard run and Luckenbaugh’s extra point kick put the Rockets up 14-9 at the 9:18 mark of the third quarter.

The Mustangs went three and out and punted and the Rockets drove 59-yards in twelve plays, featuring two 14-yard passes from Hildebrand to Hall, and ending with Hildebrand’s 1-yard touchdown plunge.  Luckenbaugh’s extra point kick put the Rockets up 21-9 with 2:40 left in the third quarter.

The Mustangs punted again and the Rockets drove 57-yards to the Mustangs 17-yard line.  Then a sack for a 13-yard loss by Gunner Holtz of the Mustangs ended the drive with a missed 40-yard field goal attempt by Luckenbaugh.

The Mustangs punted again and the Rockets drove 53-yards in seven plays, ending with Hildebrand’s 35-yard touchdown pass to Hall.  Luckenbaugh’s extra point kick put the Rockets up 28-9 with 6 minutes left in the game.

The Mustangs then drove 77-yards in five plays, featuring a 15-yard pass from Sterner to Trostle and a 10-yard pass from Sterner to Palmer, and ending with Sterner’s 54-yard touchdown pass to Brady Thayer.  That made the score 28-15 in favor of the Rockets with 4 minutes left in the game.

After an unsuccessful onside kick by the Mustangs the Rockets drove 34-yards in eight plays and Luckenbaugh closed out the scoring with a 40-yard field goal with 58 seconds left in the game.  The final score was 31-15 in favor of the Rockets.

The never say die Mustangs had a 10-yard pass from Sterner to Logan Bowman and a 31-yard run by Sterner but time ran out with the Mustangs on the Rockets 26-yard line.

Brock Geiman kicked off 3 times for 118-yards, with the longest going for 42-yards, and punted 6 times for 233-yards for an average of 38.83-yards, with the longest going for 53-yards, for the Mustangs.  Matt Shanks returned 2 kickoffs for 28-yards, with the longest going for 18-yards, and Jeff green returned 2 punts for 8-yards, with the longest going for 5-yards, for the Mustangs.

Tyler Jachelski, with 14 tackles, led the Mustangs defense, followed by Ryan Lane with 10 tackles, Domnick Holcombe with 9 tackles, Brandon McMinn with 7 tackles and 1 interception returned for 10-yards, Josh Walker with 7 tackles and 1 pass hurry, Payton Taylor with 7 tackles, Gunner Holtz with 4 tackles and 2 sacks for 26-yards in losses, Aaron Uttley with 4 tackles, Jordan Markle with 3 tackles and 1 pass defense, Logan Bowman with 3 tackles, Skylar Bowman, Brock Geiman, and Hunter Palmer, with 2 tackles each, Zach Hughes with 1 tackle, and Brenden Fahs with 1 pass defense.

Rich Bosse, Skylar Bowman, Camden Brown, Matt Helwig, Domnick Holcombe, Gunner Holtz, Tyler Jachelski, Ryan Krebs, Gus Landis, Ryan Lane, Brandon McMinn, Elder Sterner, Aaron Uttley, and Josh Walker, manned the offensive and defensive line and linebacker positions.

Logan Bowman, Brenden Fahs, Jordan Markle, Hunter Palmer, Payton Taylor, and Brady Thayer patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs gained 20-yards rushing and 217-yards passing for a total of 237-yards of offense. Quarterback Tyler Sterner completed 12 of 22 passes for 217-yards and 2 touchdowns, 3 for 95-yards to Hunter Palmer (including a 65-yard touchdown), 1 for 54-yards and a touchdown to Brady Thayer, 4 for 34-yards to Logan Bowman, 2 for 22-yards to Wyatt Trostle, 1 for 11-yards to Noah Staub, and 1 for 1-yard to Jordan Markle, for the Mustangs.

Tyler Sterner led the Mustangs rushing attack with 5 carries for 15-yards, followed by Robby Harbison with 6 carries for 11-yards, Jonas Walter with 6 carries for 10-yards, Trostle with 6 carries for 8-yards, Miles Francis with 2 carries for 0-yards, Camden Brown with 2 carries for minus 1-yard, and a team loss of 23-yards on a bad snap on an attempted punt.  Geiman kicked a 21-yard field goal, Brandon McMinn intercepted a pass, and Gunner Holtz recorded 2 sacks for 26-yards in losses, for the Mustangs.

The Rockets gained 240-yards rushing and 123- yards passing for a total of 363 yards gained. 
Quarterback Seth Hildebrand completed 8 of 15 passes for 123-yards and 1 touchdown for 42-yards, all to Logan Hall who has 55 receptions for 930-yards and 10 touchdowns for the season.

Jeff Delaughter led the Rockets rushing attack with 31 carries for 159-yards (including a 1-yard touchdown), followed by Zack Stauffer with 9 carries for 48-yards, Seth Hildebrand with 17 carries for 30-yards, Trey Baker with 3 carries for 10-yards, and Shay Feulmer with 1 carry for minus 7-yards.  Andrew Luckenbaugh kicked a 40-yard field goal and 4 extra points for the Rockets.  Delaughter, who had already broken the school career rushing record, has 184 carries for 1,455-yards for the season so far.

The 66 member strong 10-time Cavalcade of Bands Champions, Tournament of Bands Group IV Champion, US Scholastic Band Champion, and just this week Tournament of Bands Chapter 6 Group 3A Champion, South Western Mustangs Marching Band put on a stirring half time performance, presenting their 2013 field show “Joyful Beethoven.”  The Ode to Joy theme from the 9th Symphony is among the most recognizable melodies of all time.  Throughout the show this melody was combined, altered, and woven into many of Beethoven’s other compositions.  The show opened with a bold statement of the Ode to Joy theme that transitioned into the main theme from the fifth Symphony, featuring a horn trio of Amanda Smith, Nicia Werner, and Briannah Rohrbaugh.  Following a brief interlude of the Ode to Joy, the passion of the Egmont Overture was heard.  The music evolved from passion to triumph as the band segued into the Overture from Fidelio.  The Ballad began with the haunting sounds of the Moonlight Sonata and continued with the theme from the 2nd Movement of the Pathetique Sonata before being combined with the Ode to Joy Theme.  The closer began with the light-hearted sounds of the Scherzo theme from the Eroica Symphony before finishing with the triumphant reprise of the Ode to Joy Melody.

The 33 member strong Rockets “Blue Crew” Marching Band presented their show “Dust to Dawn,” featuring the selections “Danse Macabre,” “New World,” and “Night On Bald Mountain,” after the game.

The 26 member strong Mustangs Cheer Leading squad and the Rockets squad were very impressive as they roused the faithful.

The Mustangs of South Western ended their season at 3-7-0 overall and 1-4-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.

The Mustangs have a career record of 341-209-8.  The results of the 558 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .620 winning percentage and a .625 non-losing percentage.

We bid a fond and tearful farewell and offer our best wishes for the future to the 20 departing seniors.  We owe them all our gratitude for their efforts in providing us with exciting football over the course of their high school careers.  They are:  Richard Bosse, Logan Bowman, Camden Brown, Brenden Fahs, Steven Foster, Tyler Hoke, Domnick Holcombe, Gunner Holtz, Tyler Kohler, Ryan Lane, Jordan Markle, Brandon McMinn, Zach Osborne, Elder Sterner, Tyler Sterner, Payton Taylor, Dillon Thomas, Wyatt Trostle, Aaron Uttley, and Joshua Walker.  And we want to also say thank you and goodbye to the three senior team managers, Joshua Coggins, Cody Dunlap, and Dakota Goldbeck.

I want to say a very special thank you to Richard Lupro for faithfully compiling the official Offensive, Special Teams and Scoring statistics for the Mustangs, and for inputting them at the Max Preps web site very quickly each week so that they were always available for my use.  He was instrumental in coming up with many of the records that will be mentioned below.  And a very special thank you also goes to Mustangs Assistant Coach Chris Heilman for inputting all of the defensive stats at Max Preps after reviewing game films on very short notice.  They were always available for my use on a very timely basis.

The 2013 edition of the Mustangs of South Western gave their fans lots of excitement and thrills.

Despite being injured for a good part of the season, Dillon Thomas led the team in rushing this season with 65 carries for 485-yards and 5 touchdowns.  He rushed for 1,058-yards and 15 touchdowns in his sophomore year and 1,541-yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior.  He ended his career with a school record 3,084-yards rushing, breaking the old record of 2,871-yards set by Allen Bittinger.  His 37 rushing touchdowns put him in second place behind Mike Felton’s 47 touchdowns in school history.

Brock Geiman kicked 25 extra points and 2 field goals for the season.  He also punted 39 times for 1,323-yards, for an average of 33.92-yards.  His 25 extra points will put him in the “Keystone Club” at the Pennsylvania Football News.

Tyler Sterner completed 74 of 173 passes for 1,289-yards (putting him in the Keystone Club) and 15 touchdowns.  Brock Geiman chipped in with 7 completions and 1 touchdown on 13 attempts.  The team totaled 81 completions on 187 attempts for 1,445-yards and 16 touchdowns.  The team season passing yardage is the second highest in school history, behind only 2009s 1,583-yards.

Sterner’s 1,289 passing yards is the second best in school history, behind only Ian Smith’s 1,483-yards in 2009.

Sterner’s 15 touchdown passes is the third best in school history, behind J. C. Laughlin’s 20 in 2006 and Ian Smith’s 16 in 2009.

Sterner’s 19 career touchdown passes is the fifth best in school history.  J. C. Laughlin still leads the pack with 29.

The season pass reception leaders were Logan Bowman with 16 for 294-yards and 4 touchdowns, followed by Noah Staub with 14 for 251-yards and 4 touchdowns, Brady Thayer with 10 for 228-yards and 2 touchdowns, Hunter Palmer with 7 for 148-yards and 2 touchdowns, Camden Brown with 7 for 98-yards, Brandon McMinn with 3 for 95-yards and 3 touchdowns, Jordan Markle with 6 for 85-yards, Payton Taylor with 2 for 74-yards, Miles Francis with 3 for 61-yards, Wyatt Trostle with 4 for 51-yards, Dillon Thomas with 7 for 32-yards, and Bret Hertzog with 2 for 28-yards and 1 touchdown.

Dillon Thomas’ team leading rushing record was followed by Camden Brown with 95 carries for 391-yards and 3 touchdowns, Miles Francis with 35 carries for 219-yards and 1 touchdown, Jordan Markle with 23 carries for 178-yards and 1 touchdown, Wyatt Trostle with 42 carries for 169-yards and 1 touchdown, Jonas Walter with 45 carries for 167-yards, Robby Harbison with 49 carries for 150-yards and 1 touchdown, Tyler Sterner with 44 carries for 44-yards and 1 touchdown, Brock Geiman with 5 carries for 36-yards, Bret Hertzog with 7 carries for 32-yards and 1 touchdown, Payton Taylor with 6 carries for 30-yards, Jeff Green with 1 carry for minus 2-yards, Zach Hughes with 1 carry for minus 2-yards, and Ryan Krebs with 1 carry for minus 3-yards.  There was a team loss of 26-yards on 4 carries.  There was a net of 423 carries for 1,868-yards and 14 rushing touchdowns for the season.

Brock Geiman led the team in scoring with 31 points, from 25 extra points and 2 field goals, followed by Dillon Thomas with 30 points on 5 touchdowns, Logan Bowman and Noah Staub each with 24 points on 4 touchdowns, Camden Brown and Brandon McMinn each with 18 points on 3 touchdowns, Bret Hertzog, Jordan Markle, Hunter Palmer, and Brady Thayer each with 12 points on 2 touchdowns, and Miles Francis, Robby Harbison, Tyler Sterner, and Wyatt Trostle each with 6 points on 1 touchdown.  The team scored 217 points for the season.

There were 2 players with at least 50 tackles for the season, Tyler Jachelski with 74, and Ryan Lane with 54.  Logan Bowman with 49 and Payton Taylor with 44 tackles weren’t far behind.

Gunner Holtz led the team with 7 sacks on the season, followed by Skylar Bowman with 3, Domnick Holcombe with 2, and Tyler Jachelski, Ryan Krebs, Brandon McMinn, Wyatt Trostle, and Josh Walker, each with 1 sack.  There was a team total of 17 sacks for the season.

The 2013 Mustangs represented their school and league honorably, played hard, and never gave up.  They have a great nucleus of returning players from the junior varsity and solid players coming up within the ranks.  And the distant future looks bright as well, as the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade teams have some really promising players.  I can’t wait for next season to begin.  Until then, GO MUSTANGS GO.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2013-10


By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, October 25, the Mustangs of South Western hosted the Bearcats of William Penn (York High) and galloped and passed to a 42-33 victory in a shoot out. The Mustangs rang up 28 first downs and eight runners galloped up and down the field.  Some timely passes gained more than a few of those first downs.

Jordan Markle electrified the crowd by returning the opening kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown for the Mustangs.  Brock Geiman’s extra point put the Mustangs up 7-0 twelve seconds into the game.

The Bearcats went three and out and punted.  The Mustangs then drove 63-yards in eleven plays, featuring 10 and 9-yard runs by Jonas Walter, an 11-yard pass from Tyler Sterner to Wyatt Trostle, and an 18-yard pass from Sterner to Camden Brown, and ending with Sterner’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Noah Staub.  Geiman’s extra point kick upped the score to 14-0 at the 5:41 mark of the first quarter.

Bryshon Sweeney returned the kickoff for 76-yards to the Mustangs 11-yard line and then scored a touchdown for the Bearcats on an 11-yard run.  Thurman Fogleman’s extra point kick made the score 14-7 at the 5:18 mark (23 seconds separated the two touchdowns).

The Mustangs then drove 78-yards in thirteen plays, featuring a 26-yard gallop on a fake punt play by Geiman.  Robby Harbison’s 5-yard touchdown plunge and Geiman’s extra point kick upped the score to 21-7 with 23 seconds left in the first quarter.

The Bearcats then drove 54-yards in eleven plays, featuring a 24-yard run by James Way II, and a 12-yard pass from Way II to Saequan Whitaker, only to turn the ball over on downs at the Mustangs 8-yard line.

The Mustangs then drove 92-yards in fourteen plays, starting with a 13-yard run by Walter, and featuring a 13-yard run by Brown and a 12-yard run by Trostle.  Sterner ended the drive with a
1-yard touchdown plunge and Geiman’s extra point kick upped the score to 28-7 in favor of the Mustangs with 2:09 left in the first half.

The Bearcats then drove 61-yards in nine plays, featuring passes of 14 and 8-yards from Way III to Whitaker, and ending with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Way III to Dakeem Dennison.  Fogleman’s extra point kick made the score 28-14 with 25 seconds remaining in the half.

The Bearcats and the Mustangs exchanged the ball on fumbles on back-to-back plays and then the Bearcats scored a touchdown on a 55-yard run by Sweeney.  The extra point attempt failed and the score went to 28-20 in favor of the Mustangs at the 11:03 mark of the third quarter.

The Mustangs then drove 69-yards in nine plays, featuring a 13-yard pass from Sterner to Staub, a 16-yard pass from Sterner to Logan Bowman, and an 11-yard touchdown pass from Sterner to Bowman.  Geiman’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 35-20 at the 7:12 mark of the third quarter.

Dennison returned the Mustangs kickoff 81-yards for a touchdown.  Fogleman’s extra point kick made the score 35-27 at the 6:58 mark of the third quarter.

The Mustangs then drove 73-yards in eight plays, featuring a 39-yard pass from Sterner to Bowman.  Trostle scored a touchdown on a 5-yard run and Geiman’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 42-27 at the 3:45 mark of the third quarter.

The Bearcats gave up the ball when Payton Taylor recovered a fumble for the Mustangs and the Mustangs ended up punting.  The Bearcats then drove 65-yards in ten plays, featuring a 36-yard pass from Way III to Sweeney and a 21-yard touchdown pass from Way III to Dennison.  Fogleman’s extra point kick closed out the scoring at 42-33 in favor of the Mustangs with 8:21 left in the game.

Brock Geiman kicked off 7 times for 288-yards, with the longest going for 50-yards, and punted 2 times for 60-yards, for a 30-yard average, with the longest going for 41-yards, for the Mustangs.  Zach Hughes returned 3 kickoffs for 34-yards, with the longest going for 15-yards, Jordan Markle returned 1 kickoff for 78-yards and a touchdown, Matt Shanks returned 1 kickoff for 10-yards, and Miles Francis returned 1 punt for 2-yards, for the Mustangs.

Logan Bowman, with 8 tackles and a pass defense, led the Mustangs defense, followed by Tyler Jachelski, with 6 tackles and 1 interception, Aaron Uttley with 4 tackles and 2 pass hurries, Payton Taylor with 3 tackles and 1 recovered fumble, Josh Walker with 3 tackles and 1 pass hurry, Skylar Bowman with 3 tackles, Gunner Holtz with 2 tackles and 1 recovered fumble, Ryan Lane with 2 tackles and 1 pass hurry each, Zach Hughes with 2 tackles, Ryan Krebs with 1 tackle and 1 pass defense, and Luke Baugher, Brenden Fahs, Steven Foster, Brock Geiman, Domnick Holcombe, Jordan Markle, and Hunter Palmer with 1 tackle each.

Rich Bosse, Skylar Bowman, Camden Brown, Matt Helwig, Domnick Holcombe, Gunner Holtz, Tyler Jachelski, Ryan Krebs, Gus Landis, Ryan Lane, Brandon McMinn, Elder Sterner, Aaron Uttley, and Josh Walker, manned the offensive and defensive line and linebacker positions.

Logan Bowman, Brenden Fahs, Jordan Markle, Hunter Palmer, Payton Taylor, and Brady Thayer patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs gained 326-yards rushing and 139-yards passing for a total of 465-yards of offense. Quarterback Tyler Sterner completed 8 of 13 passes for 139-yards and 2 touchdowns, 3 for 66-yards to Logan Bowman (including an 11-yard touchdown), 2 for 23-yards to Noah Staub (including a 12-yard touchdown), 1 for 21-yards to Miles Francis, 1 for 18-yards to Camden Brown, and 1 for 11-yards to Wyatt Trostle, for the Mustangs.

Robby Harbison led the Mustangs rushing attack with 19 carries for 76-yards (including a 5-yard touchdown), followed by Jordan Markle with 7 carries for 52-yards, Jonas Walter with 11 carries for 51-yards, Francis with 9 carries for 46-yards, Trostle with 7 carries for 40-yards (including a 5-yard touchdown), Brown with 8 carries for 36-yards, Brock Geiman with 1 carry for 26-yards, and Sterner with 5 carries for 1-yard (including a 1-yard touchdown).  Markle returned the opening kickoff 78-yards for a touchdown, Geiman kicked 6 extra points and intercepted a pass, Tyler Jachelski intercepted a pass, and Gunner Holtz and Payton Taylor each recovered a fumble, for the Mustangs.

The Bearcats gained 234-yards rushing and 154 yards passing for a total of 388 yards gained.  James Way III completed 13 of 21 passes for 154-yards and 2 touchdowns, 5 for 64-yards to Bryshon Sweeney, 3 for 44-yards to Dakeem Dennison (including touchdowns of 14 and 21-yards), 4 for 40-yards to Saequan Whitaker, and 1 for 6-yards to Napolean Snelling, for the Bearcats.

Way III led the Bearcats rushing attack with 13 carries for 127-yards, followed by Sweeney with 11 carries for 107-yards (including touchdowns of 11 and 55-yards).  Dennison returned a kickoff 81-yards for a touchdown, Thurman Fogleman kicked 3 extra points, and Lasmir Mitchell recovered a fumble and recorded a sack, for the Bearcats.

The 66 member strong 10-time Cavalcade of Bands Champions, Tournament of Bands Group IV Champion, US Scholastic Band Champion, and just this week Tournament of Bands Chapter 6 Group 3A Champion, South Western Mustangs Marching Band put on a stirring post game performance, presenting their 2013 field show “Joyful Beethoven.”  The Ode to Joy theme from the 9th Symphony is among the most recognizable melodies of all time.  Throughout the show this melody was combined, altered, and woven into many of Beethoven’s other compositions.  The show opened with a bold statement of the Ode to Joy theme that transitioned into the main theme from the fifth Symphony, featuring a horn trio of Amanda Smith, Nicia Werner, and Briannah Rohrbaugh.  Following a brief interlude of the Ode to Joy, the passion of the Egmont Overture was heard.  The music evolved from passion to triumph as the band segued into the Overture from Fidelio.  The Ballad began with the haunting sounds of the Moonlight Sonata and continued with the theme from the 2nd Movement of the Pathetique Sonata before being combined with the Ode to Joy Theme.  The closer began with the light-hearted sounds of the Scherzo theme from the Eroica Symphony before finishing with the triumphant reprise of the Ode to Joy Melody.

The 48 member strong Bearcats Marching Band presented Tunes from the Broadway musical and film “Mamma Mia,” including “I Have a Dream,” “Dancing Queen,” and “The Winner Takes It All” in their half time show.

The 26 member strong Mustangs Cheer Leading squad and the Bearcat’s squad were very impressive as they roused the faithful on a cold night.

The Mustangs of South Western are 3-6-0 overall and 1-3-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.

The Mustangs have a career record of 341-208-8.  The results of the 557 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .621 winning percentage and a .627 non-losing percentage.

Next week the Mustangs visit the Rockets of Spring Grove (7-2 overall, 4-0 league) to close out the regular season.  Spring Grove is coming off of a 34-0 shut out by the Wildcats of Dallastown.  The Mustangs are looking to remain on the winning track.  GO MUSTANGS GO.