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Springfield (Montco) defeats Delco Christian 37-16

Written by: on Sunday, October 24th, 2010. Follow Paul Dale Plattenburg on Twitter.


This had all the makings of a trap game for the Spartans of  Springfield (Montco).

Facing a first year varsity football program without having to look ahead to a heated rival lurking next week.

In the end, the Spartans used two touchdowns each from Clay Ewell and Tim Quigg to defeat Delaware County Christian 37-16 Saturday Night in a Bicentennial League game on Homecoming Night at Harry R. Harvey Stadium on the campus of Marple-Newtown High School.

Ewell scored the first two touchdowns of the game on runs of 13 and 11 yards as Springfield (6-1 overall, 5-1 league) raced out to a 15-0 lead after the first period and never looked back. Ewell finished with 182 yards on 16 carries. Ewell went over 1,000 yards for the season in the game as he stands at 1,023.

“It’s funny you used that word, because that’s exactly what this was for us, a trap game,” said Spartan Head Coach Chris Shelly. “Delco runs a very tight Wing T very well up inside which made things difficult for us.”

Quigg scored the third and fourth touchdowns for the Spartans on a 3 yard run and a 51 yard catch from Quarterback Doug Bauer. Bauer also threw a touchdown pass of 39 yards to Max Vito to increase the Spartan lead to 37-3.

Trailing 22-0,  Delco Christian (1-6 overall, 1-5 league) got on the board when Andrew Crisanti, who was just short on a 38 yard field goal attempt in the first quarter,  connected from 28 yards out with 1:33 left before halftime as Delco trailed 22-3.  Crisanti also scored two goals earlier in the day for the Delco Christian Soccer Team.

The Knights, which did rack up 321 yards in total offense got touchdowns from Mike Monahan ( 20 carries, 92 yards) on a three yard run and a 55 yard pass from Alaxander Chovanes to Austin Stephens.

The Spartans now travel to Pennington, New Jersey to take on Pennington School next Saturday afternoon, while Delco travels to Loewr Moreland, also on Saturday afternoon.

“Over the years, we’ve had a pretty good rivalry with Pennington,” said Shelly.

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