Exeter Twp. Cruises By Reading High 42-18
The ear to ear smile on Exeter Twp. Head Coach Matt Bauer said it all. The Eagles have been through a lot this season: a three game losing streak, defeat in the Berks league de facto title game to a cross town rival, and a loss of a senior leader due to injury. But Friday night after Exeter’s dominating 42-18 win over Reading High, the bad times seemed a long way off.
“These kids deserve this,” said Coach Bauer. “They work so hard. (QB) Brandon (Unterkoefler) has done such a great job taking leadership of this team. e opened it up for him and he has been making some good decisions these last four weeks.” Senior Unterkoefler praised his teammates for the winning streak saying, “It is great to see a team rally together. Gage Moran has really stepped up big time. My receivers, Jack Fiucci, Matt Feeney, and the line is giving me the protection.”
QB Unterkoefler, with his two TD runs and two TD passes to Jack Fiucci, had a big night to lead the Eagles attack. Gage Moran’s solid performance running the ball included twoTD ’s.
Exeter had its way in the first quarter. A TD run by Gage Moran and a 37-yard TD pass from Unterkoefler to Jack Fiucci made it 14-0 Eagles over the Red Knights. On the first play of quarter two Unterkoefler burst through the line and ran away from the Red Knights 90 yards for a score. 21-0 Exeter. Reading High fought hard all night. A Thomas Perez 26-yard TD got the Red Knights on the board on their next possession. Unterkoefler and The Eagles would not be denied. A TD pass and his 10 yard run made it 35-6 Eagles at half.
Gage Moran closed out the Exeter scoring with a 23 yard TD in quarter three. In the fourth quarter Kelvin Toro had two nice TD runs for Reading. The final was Exeter Twp 42 Reading High 18.
Exeter Twp has a good shot at the post season with a win next week against rival Daniel Boone. Reading faces off with its cross town rival Muhlenberg.
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