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Whippets put the brakes on Fords

Written by: on Saturday, September 5th, 2015. Follow Paul Sarpen on Twitter.


Week one of the high school football season produced numerous blowouts across paulweek12015Chester County.

Tonight’s game between Downingtown West and Haverford High School was no different- as the Whippets rolled to a 41-3 halftime lead and 41-3 final. West’s offense rolled to 412 yards in the first half.

It did not take long for the Whippets to lay claim to a 7-0 lead after a Fords punt. One play to be exact, as Thomas Mattioni hit Nate Alleyne on a 63 yard touchdown pass.

Haverford did cut the lead to 7-3 on a 30 yard field goal. One play later, Mattioni hit Jake Barr on a 80 yard throwback screen.

The floodgates opened, as it took the Whippets all of three plays to score again. Mattioni connected with Alleyne again (36 yards) to make it 21-3.

Another Fords punt, and 3 plays later- 21-3 became 28-3. Michael Riddick got in on the scoring on a 69 yard run. Then West put together their only drive over 3 plays, but the result was the same- a Whippet touchdown. Riddick scored on a 19 yard run.

Mattioni’s fourth touchdown pass and third to Alleyne covering 58 yards closed out the scoring.

Mattioni threw for 266 yards (6-6 passing) and 4 touchdowns. Nate Alleyne had 157 yards & 3 touchdowns (3 catches). Michael Riddick rushed for 128 yards (8 carries) & 2 scores.

Mike Milano (Coach-Downingtown West)- The main difference is that we are bigger this season. We saw Haverford scrimmage last Saturday, and Donaghy threw the ball all over on Henderson. Scoring so quickly on them like that is discouraging, it’s happened to me before.

Summary & stats.

DW- Alleyne 63 pass from Mattioni
HH- Boyce 30 FG
DW- Barr 80 pass from Mattioni
DW- Alleyne 36 pass from Mattioni
DW- Riddick 69 run
DW- Riddick 19 run
DW- Alleyne 58 pass from Mattioni

Total yards-
DW- 454 (187 rush, 277 pass)
HH- 169 (95 pass, 74 rush)

DW- 8-9 (Mattioni 6-6, Geiser 2-3)
HH- 13-22 (Donaghy 11-18 85 yds int, Klee 2-4 10 yards)

DW- Barr 2-92 (TD), Riddick 1-17, Alleyne 3-157 (3td), Voss 2-13
HH- Corbitt 3-37, Bernard 2-(-6), Guilfoil 1-10, Trainor 2-0, Romanofsky 3-7, Hallowell 1-6, Weiss 1-4

DW- Voss 2-1, Costello 10-43, Riddick 8-128 (2td), Barr 3-2, Mattioni 4-16.

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