Easton Scores Early and Often To Dominate Over Emmaus
In what was the marquise showdown in the EPC South tonight at EPSD Stadium in Emmaus, the Rovers came out firing on all cylinders early in route to a convincing 48-7 win over the Hornets before a nearly sell out crowd in Emmaus.
Within the first three minutes of the contest Easton had two scores, the first on a 77 yard punt return by Greg Albertson and then Coach Steve Shiffert reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a 31 yard scoring double pass from Trey Durrah to Ben Nimeh to Tre Bailey and the Rovers were off and running.
“We thought we could catch them early on this opportunity with the field position we had,” stated an elated Coach Shiffert. “We had the momentum from that point on,” he added.
Then it was on the legs of Nysir Minney-Gratz. who took over the game with two long touchdown run of 80 and 83 yards and then a seven yard score in the third quarter to put the game into a mercy rule situation.
“It was amazing, I just wanted to have fun tonight. It was crazy out there,” Minney-Gratz said after the contest.
Gratz finished with 10 rushes for over 200 yards and three scores. Easton got into the end zone via the defense as well when David Simmons had a 45 yard fumble scoop and score. The final tally of the night for the Rovers came on a 60 yard scamper.
“There speed was incredible. We watched film, but that doesn’t do them justice on the field.” Emmaus Coach Randy Cuthbert stated.” “We have so many things we need to correct going forward. It’s not going get any easier, so we need to fix these things quickly.” He concluded.
They indeed don’t have much time to get the ship back on track as the Hornets will face undefeated Bethlehem Freedom, while Easton will host Northampton Friday night.
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