Governor Mifflin Pounds Reading High 38-13
The tables have turned in recent years in the long standing series between Reading High and Governor Mifflin The Red Knights have dominated the overall series. But the Mustangs have won eight of the last nine. The last three in blowout fashion. Make that the last four. After falling behind 13-7 midway through quarter two, Governor Mifflin scored 31 unanswered points and overpowered Reading High 38-13.
The Mustangs ground attack and tough defence proved to be the determining factors in the victory once again. The defense “…did a beautiful job shutting them down,” said Mustang coach Mick Vecchio. The Red Kinghts were one of the top offensive teams in the Berks League. “The Reading coaching staff does a great job,” said Coach Vecchio
The Mustang D came up huge in the second half and held Reading to one total yard of offense in the pivotal third quarter. The balanced Governor Mifflin rushing attack was led by Lucas Garner’s 131 yards and two TD’s.
The Mustangs opened the scoring at the 7:20 mark of quarter one. After a sustained opening drive, a Lucas Garner 15 yd run put Governor Mifflin on top 7-0.
Reading High tied the score at the end of quarter one. A wild botched punt snap, first down pass play, a sparkling reception by KJ Boston, a sneak by QB Elisiah Bayne and Reading was even with the Mustangs at seven.
After a Mifflin fumble at mid field, Reading High drove the ball in for a score. With 8:59 left in the first half Reading held a 13-7 lead.
Everthing in the game changed going into halftime. The Mustangs took over with 3:36 left in the half on the Reading 48. With time running out in the half, Mifflin QB Hunter Reeser hit Ajay Sczepkowski for a nine-yard score and it was 14-13 Mifflin at half.
The Mustangs controlled most the the third quarter and finally scored on a Shavan Prince 15 yard run to make it 21-13 Governor Mifflin with 1:47 left in quarter three. Mifflin capitalized on a Reading turnover with a Ben Myers 22 yd field goal to make it 24-13 Mifflin. It was 24-13 Mustangs with 10:26 left . Lucas Garner’s second TD from 21 yards removed all doubt about this one with 8:51 left. The final was Governor Mifflin 38 Reading High 13
Next week Governor Mifflin has an tough inter-sectional clash with undefeated Lehighton. Reading High continues action in Berks one hosting 3-1 Conrad Weiser.
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