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PT Varsity Falls to Pine Richland by 48-21 Score

The Indians closed out the 2014 football season on Friday evening at Pine Richland stadium. PT had some good performances on offense but couldn’t quite stop the high powered and undefeated PR Rams. 

In the first half, PT showed a balanced attack based on a solid run game. Jake Scott had a series of impressive runs helped by good blocks from Christian Phelps and Mike Fortunato. Mike McAleavey pitched in with some punishing ball carries. Pass completions from Cory Owen to Clayton Yeates and Conner Manning kept the Ram D on their toes. Scott capped a 1st Quarter drive with a 2 yard TD run. Nicholas Gaudy made the point after kick and was 3 for 3 with these on the evening. 

The Indians had a 2nd scoring drive in the first half. Featured were more Scott runs, an Owen to Tim Swoope pass and another Owen to Manning completion. A big play on this drive was “roll reversal” as Swoope threw to a pass completion to Owen. Owen capped the drive with a TD run.

The best defensive plays of the 1st half included; Ethan Anderson with a TD saving tackle, Mike Wright with a QB sack, Alan Snyder and Nick Kirsch in pass coverage and some bone jarring hits by McAleavey.
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nd half, PT came up with two turn-overs; an interception by Swoope and a fumble recovery by Wright. Mixed in was some tight coverage by Alex Mundy and a pass reception by Alan Snyder who made a nice adjustment on the ball. The Indians scored their 3rd TD on a 3 yard run by Scott. This score was set up by a 25 yard Owen to Conner Freely pass play. Owen also had a nice run and McAleavey was a bull on his red zone carries.
Fortunato had a complete and well played game on both sides of the ball.

This year, some of the games didn’t go the Indian’s way but this senior class had good ball players and fine young men who are real class acts.

PTJVA Loses Clash With Baldwin Highlanders; 21-13

Great weather and Baldwin stadium were the stage for a hard fought clash at the JVA level. A couple of big plays by Baldwin and a complete lack of luck for PT turned the edge in this game to the home team. In the opening drive, PT was moving the ball smartly from their own 30 yard line. Jonathon Despines had a 7 yard run and then Bobby Webster carried into Baldwin territory. Blake Smith hit Albert Calfo with a 9 yard pass to set up 4th and 1. The Indians stalled there and Baldwin scored on their 1st offensive play.

PT gained yardage on their next possession via a 7 yard pass to James Minton and 13 yard run by Despines. However, the ball was quickly back in Baldwin hands. The PT D made a stand beginning when Tanner Scott made a great read and forced a 4 yard loss. Webster beat his man on a pass rush and then Alan Snyder had good pass coverage to force a punt. Taking over on their own 43, Smith and Minton combined for a 40 yard pass, catch and run. Webster smashed a run to the Baldwin 16 but, again the drive ended. With PT back on D, Joe Girouard held his ground on back to back stops at the line and Brady McCall made a big hit to force a punt. PT then rattled off a string of first down making plays. First, it was Smith to Zach Casilli, then a Despines run and finally a Smith to Clayton Scott completion. Once again PT couldn’t score and Baldwin came back with a quick strike TD and the Highlanders were up 14 – 0 at the half.

In the second half, Baldwin ate up the clock with a couple of long drives, one resulting in a TD and a 21-0 lead. However, the Indians did not quit. Finally getting the ball back in Q4, Webster smashed the Baldwin line and secondary with a 55 yard TD run. Reagan Lawlor made the extra point for a 21-7 score. McCall and Webster lead a stand and PT got the ball back. Smith hit Calfo for 17 yards and Webster crashed another bruising run, this time for 30 yards. Smith and Webster had back to back 12 yard runs setting up Webster’s line plunge for a 3 yard TD.

The Highlanders breathed a sigh of relief when the clock ran out as the Indians had plenty of fight left.


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