Governor Mifflin Overwhelms York William Penn 56-7
In one of the biggest turn arounds in District Three football history, William Penn went from a 1-9 2016 to a stellar 9-1 2017 season. The number five seed Bobcats met up with perennial playoff participant Governor Mifflin Friday night in Shillington. The Mustangs imposed their will on the Bobcats early and often. Governor Mifflin scored touchdowns on each of their first half possessions and ran all over William Penn 56-7.
Mifflin Fullback Isaac Ruoss turned in an incredible performance. Ruoss scored six touchdowns. Isaac had 5 TDs and 155 yards in the first half. Bryce Stubler was solid as well. His sparkling 57-yard TD run on the second Mustang possession set the tone for the night. The Mustang D was rock solid as well. They kept Bobcats star RB Khalid Dorsey in check all night and he was never a factor in the game.
Senior Ruoss was very humble following his huge performance, “We came out here tonight to show them what we got and that we belong here. I have to give all the credit to my line.” Mustang Head Coach Mick Vecchio had high praise for his teams performance saying, “Tonight, minus the penalties, we could not have played much better. When we play a team that has not seen us before, they have their hands full.”
Governor Mifflin controlled every aspect of this game from the onset. William Penn received the kick and on their opening drive the Bobcats went for it on fourth down deep in their own end. The Mustang D rose up and stopped York. Two plays later, the beat down began as Isaac Ruoss scored his first TD. The next Mifflin possession Bryce Stubler jetted around the end and ran away from the Bobcat D for a 57-yard score. A fumble by the Bobcats led to another Mifflin score and we went into quarter two with Mifflin holding a 21-0 advantage.
William Penn attempted a fake punt from their goal line to start quarter two. They came up just short and the Mustangs were back in business. The Bobcats did force Mifflin into a field goal attempt. A penalty nullified a made kick. Mifflin then converted a fourth and 25. Two plays later QB Kam Wolf dove into the end zone to make it 28-0 Mustangs.
Another turnover on downs by William Penn in their own end set up Mifflin once again. Friday’s TD machine Isaac Ruoss culminated the next three Mifflin possessions with TD’s. It was 49-0 as it went to break.
William Penn did not give up in the second half and Governor Mifflin just kept on coming. Isaac Ruoss’ exclamation point on the night was a nice blast through the entire Bobcat defense making the score 56-0 Mifflin. The Bobcats did get on the board with an 81-yard run against the Mustang second team D. The final was Governor Mifflin 56 William Penn 7.
William Penn should hold their heads high. Such an amazing turn around from 2016 needs to be commended. For Governor Mifflin it is what was expected of them coming into this season. A deep run in the playoffs against either Harrisburg or Exeter Twp. next week.
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