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Conestoga Surges into Playoffs 56-40

Written by: on Saturday, November 1st, 2008. Follow Paul Dale Plattenburg on Twitter.


     In a game that featured over 1,000 yards of total offense combined, it took 28 unanswered points by Conestoga to hold off Penncrest 56-40 in a Central League Halloween shoot out on Senior Night at Louis W. Scott Stadium. 

    With the win, the Pioneers (7-3 league and overall) are unoffically a 13 seed and could move up to 12 depending on games played on Saturday. Penncrest (8-2 league and overall) will drop to a 9 seed and likely travel  7 miles down Route 1 to neigboring Glen Mills next Friday nite.

    There were plenty of treats as Stoga’s Bryan Barley returned 2 kickoffs for touchdowns of 95 and 92 yards and Penncrest’s Jerry Boyer went over 1,000 yards for the season with his 256 yard, 4 touchdown night on runs of 51, 80, 3 and 1 yards.

   But there were a lot of tricks also.

   Penncrest put the ball on the ground 3 times losing 2 on recoveries by Dan Van Norton and Bard Herzlich and a passinterception by Stoga’s Casey Ikeda. Also, the Penncrest kicking game was non-existant as the Lions had 1 extra point blocked and a bad snap on another attempt, along with allowing the 2 touchdown returns by Barley and a third return by Blair Brooks down to the 3 yard line.

   “It was a matter of not so great executuion,” said Penncrest coach Paul Graham. “It just wasn’t our night.”

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  1. Sharma Van Norton says:

    Nice write up on Dan he is a very physcial player who is being recruited by schools in the Northeast

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