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Governor Miffflin Extends Berks 1 Streak to 29

Written by: on Saturday, October 18th, 2014. Follow Staff on Twitter.



After Wilson, Muhlenberg is the game the Governor Mifflin Mustangs circle on the calendar. For 11 straight years, Mifflin has prevailed over this cross town rival. After a very lackluster 1st quarter performance, Gov. Mifflin stormed back to make it 12 straight over Muhlenberg and 29 straight Berks 1 conference wins with a resounding 44-3 victory Friday night. Mifflin’s win coupled with Exeter Twp’s win over Reading High, sets up a Berks 1 de-facto title game between Governor Mifflin and Exeter Twp. next week in Shillington.

Mifflin’s balanced offensive attack was led by Eliseo Ortiz’s 3 TD’s. The Mustangs also showcased a new DSC_0366 (2)offensive threat,Senior RB Eric Dupel. Dupel who is healthy after a week one injury, led the Mustangs with 102 yards on the ground.

Governor Mifflin came out flat in quarter one. Penalties, poor special teams play, a fumbled punt and no DSC_0366 (2)first downs meant a 3-0 Muhlenberg lead on the leg of Mike Wenrich. Then the sleeping giant awoke in quarter two. Mifflin scored 42 points in a span of 11:46 to blow this game wide open. Eliseo Ortiz got the Mustangs on the board at the 9:54 mark of Qtr two. Eliseo’s 23 yard TD run put Mifflin on top 7-3. Mifflin’s D then held the Mules. The Muhlenberg punt was blocked by Tucker Garner, picked up by his brother Lucas and 15 yards later, Mifflin led 14-3. The next Mifflin possession culminated in a 30 yard TD run from Eliseo’s Ortiz. 21-3 Mustangs. Mifflin then successfully executed an on-side kick. On the first play after the recovery, Mifflin QB Jan Johnson hit Ortiz on a 33 yard TD pass. In a span of eight seconds, Ortiz scored two TD’s and Mifflin was cruising 28-3. Muhlenberg fumbled the ball away on their next possession. Mifflin’s leading rusher Wilson Fontanez scored a spectacular 22 yard run with :22 left in the half and the Mustangs led 35-3 going into the break.

Mifflin received the second half kick. 85 yards and 6 plays later Eric Dupel’s 31 yard TD gave the Mustangs a 42-3 lead. Daniel Lloyd ‘s blocked punt resulted in a Mifflin safety to make the final Govenor Mifflin 44 Muhelberg 3.

It becomes a one game season next week in Berks 1, Govenor Miffiln hosting Exeter Township. A conference championship, a 29 game conference winning streak for Mifflin, cross town rivals with everything on the line. This is what you love about high school football. I cannot wait.

Photo Credit: Terry Schlegel

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