Downingtown East Manhandles…
Downingtown East Manhandles Owen J Roberts 42-7
It was billed as a game that has the two best Running Backs in Chester County.
Ryan Brumfield of Owen J. Roberts with 2,538 yards this year and 8,281 career yards and Downingtown East’s Drew Harris with 1,621 yards despite missing the first game of the season against Central Catholic.
In the end, it was Harris gaining 213 yards on 19 carries and three touchdowns and the Cougar defense stopping the offense of OJR in a 42-7 Friday Night in the first round of the District 1 AAAA Football Playoffs held at Kottmeyer Stadium on the Campus of Downingtown West High School. Brumfield was held to 44 yards on 21 carries as OJR was held to 134 yards total offense.
“I felt we had a great gameplan,” said East Head Coach Mike Matta. “We had a kid, Tino Bunhu who was just as shifty as Brumfield. He’s a second string D-Back and we told him he wasn’t going to play this week. We put him on the scout team and game him a red number 22 jersey and the kids went at him.” Bunhu was rewarded for his work on the scout team getting in the game as a Running back and even gaining 14 yards on three carries.
Harris opened the scoring for the Cougars (9-2) when he went 40 yards for a touchdown with 6:06 left in the first quarter. Harris also scored on runs of 41 and 56 yards. Tyler Mayes, who also recovered a fumble on one of his kickoffs then kicked his first of six extra points and the Cougars never looked back.
Trey Lauletta (8-12 passing 107 yards) also threw two touchdowns to Tyler Kroft (six receptions 86 yards) of nine and five yards. Wade Mastrog also added a 19 yard touchdown for the Cougars.
OJR (8-3) scored their lone touchdown came in the third quarter as Ian Brazier caught a 24 yard touchdown pass from Ryan Megay with 2:29 left as East still led 35-7. Sam Funk led the Wildcats with 48 yards rushing on eight carries.
Downingtown East now travels up the Northeast Extention of the Turnpike next Friday Night to play perrenial power North Penn, a 20-6 winner over Penn Wood next Friday night in the quarterfinals of the AAAA tournament. OJR still has a date with Pottstown on Thanksgiving Morning. A win in that game and the Wildcats claim a share of the PAC-10 Championship with Boyertown.
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