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Governor Mifflin Outlasts Exeter Twp. 28-21 Presented by PJ Whelihans Reading PA

Written by: on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. Follow EasternPAFootball.com Staff on Twitter.

 

bruceweek42016Exeter Twp ended Governor Mifflin dominance of section one of the Berks football League last year.  The Eagles 35-21 victory over the Mustangs stopped a 35 game league win steak and five straight league titles. Both teams entered Friday night’s action as the favorites to capture the 2016 Berks 1 league title.  Governor Mifflin scored the first 28 points and held off a furious second half Eagles comeback.  The Mustangs prevailed 28-21 over Exeter Twp. Friday Night.

Mifflin was led by Senior RB Aaron Grill.  Grill had two TD receptions and a sparkling 44 yard punt return. AJ Sczepkowski also had a 51 yard TD run for the Mustangs.

Governor Mifflin Head Coach Jeff Lang pointed to last year’s loss as the big GOTW1-Brucemotivating factor leading up to the game, “We watched that game over and over and over this week with the kids. That loss was a bitter result.”  Coach Lang  lauded the Mustang defensive efforts as a decisive factor in the game. “Our defense had a great game but give credit to Exeter. They came out the second half and did it to us.” Mifflin, known for its ground attack took to the air early and often to gain an advantage.  “The way that Exeter played their defense with everybody up,” Land said, required that ”…We had to throw it on them.”

Mifflin stopped Exeter’s first drive and took control of the action.  A great mix of run and pass capped a 64 yard drive with a 21 YD TD pass from Kam Wolfe to Aaron Grill.  The score was 7-0 9:02 left in quarter one.  Mifflin’s D held Exeter without a first down once again.  Mifflin’s next drive resulted in another TD reception by Aaron Grill.  14-0 Mustangs at the 3:55 mark of quarter one.  The first quarter ended 14-0 Mifflin.

The second quarter continued the Mifflin domination.  An Exeter drive was ended by an AJ Sczepkowski interception. The very next play on offense,  AJ took a pitch and scampered 51 yards to pay dirt.  It was 21-0 Mifflin 8:15 until half. After the next Exeter drive was stopped by the Mifflin Defense, Aaron Grill took a punt and weaved through the Eagles 44 yards to score  Mifflin had opened a 28-0 lead and that is how the half ended.

Exeter came out a different team in the second half.  QB Brandon Uterkoefler scored on a three-yard run and tossed a 51 yard TD to Gabe Schappell in the Eagles first two drives in the third quarter.  A third drive was ended with the Eagles fumbling the ball away going into the end zone.  Exeter kept up the attack.  A TD reception by Ryan Barzd moved the score to 28-21 Mifflin with 5:55 left .

A furious last five minutes ended with the Mifflin D stopping a final Exeter drive.  The exciting final was Governor Mifflin 28 Exeter 21.
Mifflin moves on to face Berks 1 foe Daniel Boone at home.  Exeter has a very interesting match up hosting Berks Catholic next week.

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