Valor Bowl Milestone- West beats east on FG
Tonight at West Chester University, the senior all star game for Chester County was played for a good cause: the County Special Olympics.
This being the 17th edition of the Valor Bowl, a milestone of $500,000 was surpassed for this cause.
The game was just as great, as the West beat the East 16-13, when Jake Geiger from Bishop Shanahan made a 31 yard field goal as time expired.
Defense from both teams set the tone of the game. Case in point, star Rustin tailback Dwayne “Terry” Loper led all rushers with 97 yards and a score. Yet he averaged 5.4 yards a carry (half his season average). Stephen Pawling (Coatesville), Kevin DiStefano (Downingtown East), Jack Dingfelder (WC Henderson), and Hammie Hungerbuhler (Great Valley) had outstanding individual games.
It was also good to see the county’s newest program in Octorara account for the West’s two touchdowns (Alex Gooden & Corey Cooper), and Matt Schmeltzer open holes up front.
East- Gianniscoli (Malvern Prep) 25 FG
East- Loper (Rustin) 1 run (Gianniscoli kick)
West- Gooden (Octorara) 26 run (Jake Geiger kick)
West- Cooper 7 run (kick failed)
East- Giannascoli 38 FG
West- Geiger 31 FG
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