Plymouth Whitemarsh Captures the SOL American title
Fort Washington, Pa., The Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonials used the big play early and often to give Coach Dan Chang the Suburban One American Conference championship in their 42-14 dismantling of Upper Dublin last night at Upper Dublin’s Cardinal stadium.
The Colonials are blessed to have a great one two punch at running back with Terry Brown and Corey Kelly. Their speed around the edge as well as the offensive line drive blocking that was opened up for this tandem made it very difficult for the Cardinals to combat. Brown’s very first carry set the tone when he shook the first tackle and ran up the sideline for a 76 yard score.
After a short lived Cardinal 7-6 lead, it was Kelly’s turn as he grounded out some tough yardage on four runs finally taking it in from the one and giving the Colonials a lead that got bigger as the game went on. The offensive line of Jack Mailey, Ryan Lunney, Ricky Connelly, Pat Mascio and Brett Highland were opening up holes in the Cardinal defense allowing the backs to maneuver into their defensive backfield. That group allowed Kelly to go unscathed in the second quarter on a 69 yard run and a two score lead.
PW then turned the game into a mercy rule with eight minutes left in the third quarter after Brown scored twice more with runs of 67 and 19 yards.
Brown ended his day with 182 yards on 9 carries while Kelly toted 11 times for 122 yards. There are backs that can make the first guy miss then separate themselves from the defense in space. Then there are those that can break the first tackle. Brown appears to be able to do all three.
Notes: No team from the SOL American has won a District One, AAAA playoff game since 2001. They are 0-17 in that span. PW presently has the four seed in District One. Brown and Kelly have eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark in rushing yards. Kelly had no touches in the second half. Upper Dublin ran 22 more plays than the Colonials but was outgained in offensive yardage, 414 to 218. Whitemarsh quarterback Pete Giorgio had a 48 yard run in the second quarter. Tre Scott and Mailey controlled the defensive line of scrimmage for the Colonials with 8 tackles apiece.
Scoring by Quarter
PW- Terry Brown- 76 run- (PAT- no good)- 7:26
UD- Mike Lee – 2 run (PAT – Mike DiAmbrosio) – 4:58
PW- Corey Kelly – 1 run (2 Pt. Con. – Kelly – run) – 2:03
PW – Kelly – 69 run – (PAT – Jared Seiler) – 10:53
PW – Erik Tucker – 21 pass from Pete Giorgio (PAT – Seiler) – :41
PW- Brown – 67 run (PAT – Seiler) – 11:41
PW – Brown – 19 run (PAT – Seiler) – 7:59
UD – Khalid Weems – 10 run (PAT – DiAmbrosio) – 5:57
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