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District 1 Showdown, an absolute mow down

Written by: on Sunday, August 25th, 2019. Follow Paul Sarpen on Twitter.


In a potential district playoff meeting, the Downingtown West Whippets put the clamps down on perennial District and Central League power Garnet Valley, by a 42-19 score. Many people thought it would have been a better game, but it got away from the visiting Jaguars in the second quarter.

Garnet Valley had a solid drive to jump on the Whippets for a 7-0 lead early. The drive was capped off by a one-yard run by Jake Morin.  Tyriq Lewis tied the game up on a 61-yard run on fourth down.

During most of the first half, the Jaguars had some success with the veer option. A couple self inflicted mistakes (multiple fumbled snaps, missed field goal) allowed the Whippets to pull away.

A Sean Pelkisson 22-yard run and a five-yard reception gave the Whippets a 21-7 halftime advantage. Howard made the connection to Pelkisson again to open the second half, which made it 28-7.

At this point, the Jaguars showed some life. They scored on a six-yard pass from Gallagher to Craig to close the gap to 28-13.

Any hope Garnet Valley had to get back into the game, was squashed with a 91-yard kickoff return by Julian Williams. Add in a one-yard run by Wil Howard, and it was too much.

Kansas State bound quarterback, Wil Howard, threw for 155 yards, and Tyriq Lewis ran for 100 yards for West.

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