Governor Mifflin Dominates Muhlenberg 35-0
After a season opening defeat to Wilson WL, the Governor Mifflin Mustangs have reeled off five straight impressive wins. Friday night in Shillington, the Berks 1 leading Mustangs faced cross town rival Muhlenberg. After a slow first half, Governor Mifflin dominated second half action to easily move past Muhlenberg 35-0.
Governor Mifflin’s defense dominated the game. Underclassmen were a big part of the defensive effort. Junior Niles Tanis had three sacks and nine tackles. Sophomore Bryce Stubler had a 70-yard interception return TD. Junior Isaac Ruoss’s blocked punt was scooped and scored by Junior Kam Wolfe. Ruoss also had 108 yards rushing and two TD runs to lead the Mifflin offensive effort.
Mifflin Head Coach Jeff Lang praised the Mustang’s defensive effort, saying, “The defense played unbelievable. They scored points for us. They did a heck of a job.” For the first time this season, Coach Mick Vecchio was on the sidelines. Coach Lang said that the team knew in advance that Coach Vecchio would be on the sidelines, and it had been planned for some time that Coach Vecchio would be at the Muhlenberg game. One of the primary offensive coaches was not available for the game. Coach Lang asked Coach Vecchio to be on the sidelines to help with the offense.
The game started with both teams having problems. Mifflin stopped itself by penalties and a turnover. Muhlenberg could not move the ball at all against the Mustang defense. The only scoring in the first stanza was an Isaac Ruoss six-yard TD run, making it 7-0 Mustangs after the first quarter. The second quarter was identical to the first. Mifflin drives were hampered by penalties. Muhlenberg was unable to mount any offense against a swarming Mifflin defense. The Mifflin score came on a bulldozing ten-yard run by Isaac Ruoss. At the half it was Mifflin over Muhlenberg 14-0.
Early in the second half the Mifflin D took control of the game. Isaac Ruoss blocked a Mules’ punt. Kam Wolfe scooped it up at the 15 and waltzed in for the score.
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Mifflin was up 21-0 at the 9:46 mark of quarter three. On the next Mules’ possession, Bryce Stubler intercepted a Muhlenberg pass and raced 70 yards to pay-dirt. Less than a minute had elapsed before Mifflin had moved to a 28-0 lead. Mifflin’s next offensive drive ended with an AJ Sczepkowski eight-yard TD run. It was 35-0 Mifflin going into the fourth quarter. There was no fourth quarter scoring and the final was Governor Mifflin 35 Muhlenberg 0
Berks League Section One play continues for both teams next week. Governor Mifflin travels to face Reading High. Muhlenberg is home to face Fleetwood.
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