Coatesville’s Spread Offense Puts up 63 on Neshaminy
Coatesville, Pa., The Coatesville Red Raiders went on a scoring explosion with some of the more capable skill players in all of southeastern Pennsylvania to the tune of a 63-28 win over theNeshaminy Redskins at Coatesville Memorial Stadium and a slot in next week’s District 1, AAAA championship game next week.
Talk about explosion. This game had it all, including touchdowns of 86, 86, 54, 59, 82, 54, 60 and 40 yards. One of the reporters doing the game on the sideline mentioned that hehad gotten turf toe afterwards.
Coatesville has two of the best wideouts in Dre Boogs and Chris Jones, one of the best running backs in Daquan Worley and a quarterback (Emmitt Hunt) with one of the strongest arms in all of Pennsylvania. It will be very difficult for any defense in AAAA to keep up with all of these players at all times. Coach Matt Ortega has something very special here with this skillgroup in conjunction with the offensive line that protects them.
The Red Raiders had scored 28 points while running only six plays to start the game. On Worley’s first carry, he juked a Redskin back once he got to the second level then sprinted for an 86 yard touchdown to open the game. Neshaminy’s intention was to try to keep the ball out of Hunt’s hands from that pointand generated a 15 play, nine minute drive that was culminated with Nathan Hall’s eight yard run to tie the game at seven.
Coatesville’s intention was quite the opposite on their next possession when Hunt hit Boggs for an 86 yard touchdown pass three plays later. “Our goal every week is to try to pick up the offensive tempo” said Ortega.”We feel that we are getting better every week with these guys.”
After a Redskin three and out Jones took his turn in the spotlight by returning a punt 54 yards and giving the Raiders a 21-7 lead to start the second quarter.
Neshaminy coach Mark Schmidt put some life into his team after trailing 35-14 at the half and the Skins put up two quick scores to cut the deficit to 35-28 with six minutes to go in the third quarter. Hall broke loose on a 54 yard touchdown followed by a Worley fumble that was recovered by Luke Carrezola. Hall’s downfield block gave quarterback Hugh Hart an open lane on his 37 yard run which put the ball on the Coatesville four yard line. Hall then took the next play into the end zone and now it appeared we had a game on our hands.
As if a light switch was flipped, the Red Raiders decided that now was the time to take control of this game. They scored four touchdowns in the next 18 minutes and Hunt appeared to be able to do whatever he wanted with the football. Three plays later Jones scored on a 60 yard pass and catch from Hunt and after forcing a Skin three and out, Worley scored again from the one and began to put the game out of reach.
Jones was trite afterward on his team’s performance. “We are getting better every game and the line gave Emmitt more time to throw the football” As for the offensive spread scheme they play and the breakaway ability he and his teammates exhibit, he was looking ahead. “Coach was running more power at the beginning of the season because of our size up front” said Jones. “But he decided to switch to the spread offense and that has opened things up quite a bit for us”
After a week two loss, 19-14 to Malvern, Ortega’s switch to the spread has them averaging over 40 points a game since that loss.It was a change that has this team on the verge of something special here in the coming weeks.
Neshaminy ends their season at 9-4 after winning two playoff games on the road, one of them a 14-7 affair against Central Bucks South, who averaged 39 points a game.
Notes: Jones and Hunt incredibly have not received much interest in playing at the next level. Jones has received interest from Temple. Some program may want to take a look at bringing both these players in together. Hall turned in an incredible performance for Neshaminy with 219 yards and four TD’s on 23 carries and capable blocking on pass protection.Coatesville’s offensive line played stellar the entire night and gave Hunt ample time to set up on his deep throws. Titus Richards, Dylan Morgan, Joe Phillips, Andrew Baker, ColinRaysor, Garrett Muroski and Tight End Tyler Burke did a sensational job up front for Ortega. Burke had a number of stops on the defensive side as well. The Skins were without major playmaker Justin Andrews.
Scoring by Quarter
C: Daquan Worley – 86 run – (PAT – Jon Bollenbach) – 10:53
N: Nathan Hall – 8 run – (PAT – Nick Tucci) – 1:38
C: Dre Boggs – 86 pass from Emmitt Hunt (PAT –Bollenbach) – :06
C: Chris Jones – 54 punt return – (PAT – Bollenbach) – 10:00
C: Jones – 59 pass from Hunt – (PAT – Bollenback) – 5:12
N: Hall – 82 run – (PAT – Tucci) – 5:04
C: Boggs – 18 pass from Hunt – (PAT – Bollenbach) – :11
N: Hall – 54 run – (PAT – Tucci) – 11:07
N : Hall – 4 run – (PAT – Tucci) – 6:18
C: Jones – 60 pass from Hunt – (PAT – Bollenbach) – 5:49
C: Worley – 1 run (PAT – Bollenbach) – 2:10
C: Worley – 26 run (PAT – Bollenbach) – 6:23
C: Vinnie Williams – 40 interception return – (PAT –Bollenbach) – 2:00
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