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Sunday, November 02, 2014

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2014-11

By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, October 31, the Mustangs of South Western hosted the Rockets of Spring Grove at the Mustang Corral and galloped and passed their way to a 28-10 season ending victory.  The passing and rushing yards were nearly equal but the game rode the strong passing arm of junior quarterback Brock Geiman, who accounted for 133-yards and 2 touchdowns.  He set a new school record for season passing yards with 1,489-yards, eclipsing the 2009 record of 1,483-yards by Ian Smith.

The Rockets started off the game with a three and out, including a sack for a 5-yard loss by Seth Janney, and punted.  The Mustangs returned the favor and punted after a six-play drive, but the Rockets muffed the punt and Luke Baugher recovered the ball for the Mustangs at the Rockets 31-yard line.  A three-play drive, featuring a 25-yard pass from Geiman to Brady Thayer, ended with a 12-yard touchdown run by Robby Harbison.  Andrew Slater kicked the extra point and the Mustangs led 7-0 at the 5:50 mark of the first quarter.

The Rockets retaliated immediately with a four play 70-yard drive, featuring a 64-yard touchdown run by Shay Feulmer.  Andrew Luckenbaugh’s extra point kick tied the game at 7 with 4:31 left in the first quarter.

Miles Francis returned the Rockets kickoff 57-yards, setting the Mustangs up on the Rockets 30-yard line.  Harbison ran for 15-yards and 1-yard and then Geiman threw a 14-yard touchdown strike to Noah Staub.  Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 14-7 at the 3:16 mark of the first quarter.

The Rockets then drove 54-yards in five plays, featuring a 40-yard pass from Otacolius Chisolm to Shay Feulmer and an 11-yard pass from Jacob Messersmith to Logan Hall.  The drive ended with Andrew Luckenbaugh’s 39-yard field goal kick, making the score 14-10 in favor of the Mustangs with 19 seconds left in the first quarter.

The second quarter consisted of several exchanges of punts, with a 25-yard field goal attempt by Luckenbaugh for the Rockets that misfired mixed in.

The Mustangs opened the second half with a short drive that ended with an interception for the Rockets by Brandon Trasker.  The Mustangs soon returned the favor when Ryan Krebs intercepted a Rockets pass.at the Mustangs 9-yard line.  The Mustangs ended up punting and the Rockets only got off four plays before Darius Rowlette intercepted a pass and returned it 10-yards for the Mustangs.

Four plays later Geiman scampered 61-yards for a touchdown.  Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 21-10 with 1:08 left in the third quarter.

Feulmer returned the Mustangs kickoff 73-yards to the Mustangs 26-yard line for the Rockets.  However, the Rockets turned the ball over on downs at the 17-yard line.  The Mustangs ended up punting but the Rockets only got in two incomplete pass attempts before Zach Hughes intercepted a Rockets pass and returned it 19-yards for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs drove 58-yards in three plays, featuring a 21-yard run by Geiman and ending with his 41-yard touchdown pass to Staub.  Slater’s extra point kick closed out the scoring at 28-10 in favor of the Mustangs with 7:07 left in the game.

Andrew Slater kicked off 5 times for 287-yards, with 1 touchback, and Brock Geiman punted 6 times for 194-yards (for an average of 32.3-yards) with the longest going for 44-yards.  Miles Francis returned 1 kickoff for 57-yards and Jeff Green returned 1 kickoff for 21-yards for the Mustangs.

Tyler Jachelski, with 12 tackles, led the Mustangs defense, followed by Tyler Fulmore with 11 tackles, 1 pass defense and1 pass hurry, Ryan Krebs with 10 tackles, 1 interception and 1 pass defense, Josh Zeroth with 9 tackles and 1 pass hurry, Hunter Palmer with 9 tackles, Zach Hughes with 4 tackles and 1 interception returned for 19-yards, Seth Janney with 4 tackles and 1 sack for a 5-yard loss, Luke Baugher with 4 tackles, 1 fumble recovery and 1 pass defense, Brady Thayer with 4 tackles, Gus Landis with 2 tackles and 1 caused fumble, Miles Francis, Marcus Jones, Evan Raubenstine, and Andrew Slater with 2 tackles each, Andrew Feeser and Nate VanCampen with 1 tackle each, Darius Rowlette with 1 interception returned for 10-yards and 2 pass defenses, and Matt Smolko with 1 pass hurry.

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.

Ryan Krebs, Hunter Palmer, Brady Thayer and Nate VanCampen, with help from Darius Rowlette, patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs gained 176-yards rushing and 133-yards passing for a total of 309-yards of offense. Junior quarterback Brock Geiman completed 8 of 18 passes for the 133-yards and 2 touchdowns (setting a new school record for season passing yards with 1,489), 5 for 93-yards to Noah Staub (including touchdowns of 14 and 41-yards) and 3 for 40-yards to Brady Thayer, for the Mustangs.

Geiman led the Mustangs rushing attack with 6 carries for 93-yards (including a 61-yard touchdown), followed by Robby Harbison with 15 carries for 45-yards (including a 12-yard touchdown), Miles Francis with 6 carries for 27-yards, Bret Hertzog with 5 carries for 9-yards, and Drew Hartlaub with 1 carry for 5-yards.

Andrew Slater kicked 4 extra points, Darius Rowlette intercepted 1 pass and returned it for 10-yards, and defended 2 passes, Ryan Krebs intercepted 1 pass and defended 1 pass, Zach Hughes intercepted 1 pass and returned it for 19-yards, Luke Baugher recovered 1 fumble and defended 1 pass, Seth Janney recorded 1 sack for a 5-yard loss, Tyler Fulmore defended 1 pass and recorded 1 pass hurry, Gus Landis caused 1 fumble, and Matt Smolko and Josh Zeroth each recorded 1 pass hurry, for the Mustangs.

The Rockets gained 160-yards rushing and 130 yards passing for a total of 290 yards gained.  Quarterback Jake Messersmith completed 8 of 21 passes for 65-yards, 4 for 30-yards to Logan Hall, 2 for 18-yards to J. Adam Warehime, and 2 for 17-yards to Otacolius Chisolm, Chisolm completed 1 pass for 40-yards to Shay Feulmer, and Feulmer completed 1 of 2 passes for 25-yards to Hall, for the Rockets.

Feulmer led the Rockets rushing attack with 16 carries for 130-yards (including a 64-yard touchdown), followed by Nick Erickson with 4 carries for 23-yards, Messersmith with 3 carries for minus 1-yard, and Chisolm with 1 carry for minus 4-yards.

Andrew Luckenbaugh kicked a 39-yard field goal and1 extra point and Brandon Tasker intercepted 1 pass, for the Rockets.

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 67-member New Oxford Colonials Marching Band gave a crowd-pleasing half time performance of its show “Spring Awakens.”

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

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

The Mustangs have a career record of 346-214-8.  The results of the 568 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .618 winning percentage and a .623 non-losing percentage.

We bid a fond and tearful farewell and offer our best wishes for the future to the 19 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:  Trevor Bankert, Luke Baugher, Brock Cookerly, Andrew Feeser, Matt Helwig, Bret Hertzog, Tyler Jachelski, Marcus Jones, Ryan Krebs, Gus Landis, Josh Martin, Mitch Muir, Jesse Myers, Hunter Palmer, Darius Rowlette, Andrew Slater, Thomas Sneeringer, Brady Thayer, and Jonas Walter.

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 2014 edition of the Mustangs of South Western gave their fans lots of excitement and thrills.

Junior Brock Geiman, who still has another year to add to his record setting accomplishments, completed 88 of 174 passes for 1,489-yards and 14 touchdowns.  The yardage set a new school season passing record, eclipsing the 2009 record of 1,483-yards by Ian Smith.  The 14 touchdowns thrown tied him with David Sager for 4th best in school history.  His passing yardage also places the team in 2nd place for team passing yardage for a season in school history.  First place belongs to the 2009 team with 1,583-yards.

Junior Noah Staub, who still has another year to add to his record setting accomplishments, already is in the record book four times.  His 683 career pass reception yards puts him in 5th place in school history, replacing Bob Fleming’s 651-yards in the top 5.  His 28 pass receptions for the season puts him in 5th place in school history.  His 42 pass receptions for his career to date puts him in 4th place in school history.  And his 9 touchdown receptions for his career to date puts him in a tie with Corry Rutters for 5th place in school history.

The season pass reception leaders were Drew Hartlaub with 18 for 481-yards and 5 touchdowns, followed by Noah Staub with 28 for 432-yards and 5 touchdowns, Miles Francis with 14 for 188-yards and 1 touchdown, Brady Thayer with 10 for 161-yards and 2 touchdowns, Robby Harbison with 6 for 99-yards, Corbin Byers with 4 for 36-yards and 1 touchdown, Bret Hertzog with 2 for 25-yards, Zach Hughes with 2 for 21-yards, and Seth Janney with 1 for 13-yards.  There were a total of 88 receptions for 1,489-yards and 14 touchdowns.

Drew Hartlaub’s 481-yards in pass receptions is 4th best in school history.

Robby Harbison led the team in rushing this season with 151 carries for 629-yards and 4 touchdowns, followed by Drew Hartlaub with 71 carries for 382-yards and 6 touchdowns, Miles Francis with 56 carries for 215-yards and 6 touchdowns, Brock Geiman with 47 carries for 130-yards and 4 touchdowns, Bret Hertzog with 33 carries for 125-yards and 2 touchdowns, Josh Martin with 2 carries for 9-yards, and Zach Hughes with 7 carries for 8-yards.  There was a team loss of 20-yards on 10 carries.  There was a total of 380 carries for 1,500-yards and 22 rushing touchdowns for the season.  You’d have to call that a very balanced offense with only 11-yards separating the passing and rushing totals for the season.

Drew Hartlaub led the team in scoring with 84 points on 14 touchdowns, followed by Miles Francis with 42 points on 7 touchdowns, Noah Staub with 30 points on 5 touchdowns, Andrew Slater with 30 points on 27 extra points and 1 field goal, Brock Geiman with 26 points on 4 touchdowns and 2 extra point kicks, Robby Harbison with 24 points on 4 touchdowns, Brady Thayer with 18 points on 3 touchdowns, Bret Hertzog with 12 points on 2 touchdowns, Corbin Byers with 8 points on 1 touchdown and a 2-point conversion, and Seth Janney with 2 points on a safety.  The team scored 276 points for the season.

There were 4 players with at least 50 tackles for the season, Tyler Jachelski with 86, Ryan Krebs with 70, Seth Janney with 51, and Tyler Fulmore with 50.  Hunter Palmer with 45 tackles wasn’t far behind.

Seth Janney led the team with 7 sacks on the season, followed by Luke Baugher with 5, and Tyler Fulmore and Josh Zeroth with 1 sack each.  There was a team total of 14 sacks for the season.

The team registered 13 interceptions, Ryan Krebs with 6, Brady Thayer with 3, Zach Hughes with 2, and Miles Francis and Darius Rowlette with 1 each, and 8 fumble recoveries, Luke Baugher with 3, Matt Smolko with 2, and Corbin Byers, Tyler Fulmore, and Tyler Jachelski, with 1 each.

Ryan Krebs’ 6 interceptions for the season puts him in a 5-way tie for 3rd place in school history, with Duane Rowlette (2007), Doug Seidenstricker (1990), Andy Stauffer (1984), and Paige Wingert (1982).

Andrew Slater kicked 27 extra points and 1 field goal for the season.  He also kicked off 42 times for 2,034-yards and 2 touchbacks.  His 27 extra points will put him in the “Keystone Club” at the Pennsylvania Football News.

The 2014 Mustangs represented their school and league honorably, played hard, and never gave up.  They have a great nucleus of returning players from the varsity and the junior varsity and solid players coming up within the ranks.  And the distant future looks bright as well, as the freshmen team has a 7-0-1 record with 1 game to go.  I can’t wait for next season to begin.  Until then, GO MUSTANGS GO.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2014-10

By Bill Engelhardt
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Last Friday evening, October 24, the Mustangs of South Western visited the den of the Bobcats of Northeastern and galloped to a 16-7 victory.  The swarming Mustang defense registered 7 sacks for a mind boggling 69-yards in losses, including a safety.

The Bobcats opened the game by going three and out, including a sack of quarterback Blake Einsig by Luke Baugher for a 13-yard loss, and punted.  The punt only netted three yards and the Mustangs took over on the Bobcats 26-yard line.  Brock Geiman threw a 10-yard pass to Noah Staub, Robby Harbison rambled for 12-yards to the 4, and Miles Francis scampered in for a 4-yard touchdown.  Andrew Slater kicked the extra point and the Mustangs were up 7-0 at the 9:18 mark of the first quarter.

The Bobcats then started on their own 23-yard line, were penalized to the 13, and gained a yard to the 14-yard line.  The Mustangs’ Seth Janney then sacked Einsig in the end zone for a 14-yard loss and a safety.  That put the Mustangs up 9-0 at the 7:52 mark in the game.

The Mustangs started a drive at the Bobcats 42-yard line and drove to the 17 in six plays, featuring a 12-yaed pass from Geiman to Staub.  The drive ended when the Mustangs misfired on a 35-yard field goal attempt.

The Bobcats then drove from their own 20-yard line to the Mustangs 17-yard line in nine plays, featuring passes of 25 and 14-yards from Einsig to Jordan Zirkle and an 11-yard pass from Einsig to David Ankney.  However, a sack by Janney for an 11-yard loss followed by a sack by Josh Zeroth for a 2-yard loss ended that drive and the Bobcats punted.

The Mustangs next drive ended when Houston Hoffman intercepted a Geiman pass at the Bobcats 32-yard line.  The Bobcats went three and out and punted and the Mustangs ended up punting after a short drive.

The Bobcats then drove 76-yards in two plays, ending with a 75-yard touchdown pass from Einsig to Ankney.  Chase Sasala kicked the extra point and the score was 9-7 in favor of the Mustangs with 3:26 left in the second quarter.

The Mustangs next drive ended when Taemar Willis intercepted a Geiman pass and returned it 13-yards.  The Mustangs returned the favor on the next play when Zach Hughes intercepted an Einsig pass and returned it 9-yards to the Bobcats 24-yard line.  The Mustangs ended up misfiring on a 29-yard field goal attempt.

The Mustangs and the Bobcats opened the second half by exchanging punts.  The Bobcats’ drive was thwarted by a sack by Baugher and a sack by Janney (who had three sacks in the game).  After Miles Francis returned the Bobcats punt 21-yards to the Bobcats 44-yard line the Mustangs ended a nine-play drive with a 7-yard touchdown run by Bret Hetzog.  Slater’s extra point kick closed out the scoring at 16-7 in favor of the Mustangs at the 2:01 mark of the third quarter.

Each team turned the ball over on downs and each team punted.  The Bobcats last drive went from their own 24-yard line to the Mustangs 44-yard line, featuring a 28-yard pass from Einsig to Zirkle, but ended when Brady Thayer intercepted an Einsig pass and returned it 13-yards for the Mustangs.

Andrew Slater kicked off 2 times for 106-yards, with the longest going for 54-yards, and Brock Geiman punted 3 times for 97-yards (for an average of 32.3-yards) with the longest going for 37-yards.  Miles Francis returned 3 kickoffs for 55-yards, with the longest going for 24-yards, and 1 punt for 21-yards for the Mustangs.

Tyler Jachelski, with 12 tackles, led the Mustangs defense, followed by Luke Baugher with 8 tackles, 3 sacks for 29-yards in losses, and 1 pass defense, Ryan Krebs with 7 tackles and 2 pass hurries, Seth Janney with 6 tackles, 3 sacks for 39-yards in losses, and 1 pass hurry, Tyler Fulmore with 6 tackles and 1 pass hurry, Josh Zeroth with 5 tackles and 1 sack for a 1-yard loss, Gus Landis with 5 tackles, Zach Hughes with 3 tackles and 1 interception returned for 9-yards, Marcus Jones with 3 tackles and 1 pass hurry, Miles Francis and Hunter Palmer with 2 tackles each, Matt Smolko with 1 tackle for a 1-yard loss, Corbin Byers, Jacob Muir, Carson Perry, Evan Raubenstine, and Nate VanCampen with 1 tackle each, and Brady Thayer with 1 interception returned for 13-yards.

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.

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

The Mustangs gained 146-yards rushing and 51-yards passing for a total of 197-yards of offense. Junior quarterback Brock Geiman completed 5 of 14 passes for the 51-yards, 3 for 26-yards to Noah Staub, 1for 15-yards to Robby Harbison, and 1 for 10-yards to Hunter Palmer, for the Mustangs.

Robby Harbison led the Mustangs rushing attack with 19 carries for 80-yards, followed by Bret Hertzog with 13 carries for 58-yards (including a 3-yard touchdown), Miles Francis with 8 carries for 14-yards, and Brock Geiman with 2 carries for minus 3-yards.

Andrew Slater kicked 2 extra points, Brady Thayer intercepted 1 pass and returned it for 13-yards, Zach Hughes intercepted 1 pass and returned it for 9-yards, Luke Baugher recorded 3 sacks for 29-yards in losses, and recorded 2 pass hurries, Seth Janney recorded 3 sacks for 39-yards in losses, and recorded 1 pass hurry, Josh Zeroth recorded 1 sack for a 1-yard loss, Tyler Jachelski registered 12 tackles, Ryan Krebs recorded 2 pass hurries, and Tyler Fulmore and Marcus Jones each recorded 1 pass hurry, for the Mustangs.

The Bobcats gained a net of minus 46-yards rushing and 192 yards passing for a total of 146 yards gained.  Blake Einsig completed 9 of 14 passes for the 192-yards and 1 touchdown, 6 for 101-yards to Jordan Zirkle and 3 for 91-yards to David Ankney (including a 75-yard touchdown) for the Bobcats.

Fred Mulbah led the Bobcats rushing attack with 5 carries for 23-yards, followed by Kody Reeser with 11 carries for 10-yards, Chris Whack with 3 carries for 7-yards, Ankney with 1 carry for minus 5-yards, and Einsig with 10 carries for minus 81-yards.

Chase Sasala kicked 1 extra point, Houston Hoffman intercepted a pass, and an unknown player intercepted a pass and returned it 13-yards, for the Bobcats.

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 61-member Northeastern Bobcats Marching Band gave a crowd-pleasing post-game performance of its show “Adventures in Cinema,” including “Overture” from “Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves,” “Cadillac of the Skies” from “Empire of the Sun,” “Skyfall” from “Skyfall,” and “Into the West” from “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

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

The Mustangs of South Western are 4-5-0 overall and 4-2-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.

The Mustangs have a career record of 345-214-8.  The results of the 567 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 host the Rockets (3-6 overall, 1-5 league).  Spring Grove is coming off of a 42-28 loss to the Lions of Red Lion.  The Mustangs are looking to remain on the winning track.  GO MUSTANGS GO.

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.