Knights Golden in Domination of Warriors
In an annual three way battle for supremacy in West Chester, the Golden Knights of West Chester Rustin took the first step towards repeating as the top team in the borough; by downing the Warriors of West Chester Henderson, by a score of 28-0.
Although both teams looked fairly sloppy, Rustin was able to shake off their sloppy start and churn out 338 yards of offense (243 rushing). Sophomore Tyrone Pringle looks like he will carry on the tradition of great running backs at Rustin as well, following in the footsteps of Rondell White, and more recently Terry Loper.
After a Warrior punt, the Golden Knights took to the air for their first score of the game, as second year starter Evan Wlock hit Ryan Loucks on a 36 yard pass play. The lead doubled to 14-0 before halftime, as Evan Wlock scored on a quarterback sneak.
From there it went from bad to brutal for Henderson, as their vaunted triple option offense could not move the ball all night. Matt DiNacci only ran for 55 yards. The steady production they’ve received from fullbacks in recent years disappeared tonight as well as sophomore CJ Preston was held to less than 4 yards a carry (67 yards on 17 carries), and their offense only managed 10 first downs on the night.
While the Warriors were desperately trying to get on track, Rustin tailback Tyrone Pringle scored touchdowns on runs of 26 and 42 yards.
After the game, Henderson coach Steve Mitten was clearly frustrated at his team’s lack of effort. He stated that, “Rustin is a fundamentally sound team that played hard. We did not play hard or match their intensity. It’s back to square one now.”
Rustin’s 10 year head coach Mike St. Clair was pleased with his signal caller and top receiver, ”Wlock has a nice arm, and Loucks is an all around athlete. Loucks is also a basketball player who has nice hands, works hard, and his overall work ethic is top notch.” As for Pringle being the next in a long line of star Rustin backs, “The jury is still out on that. He needs to continue working hard.”
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