- LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: 1925, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2014 and 2016
- DISTRICT 10 CHAMPIONS: 2002, 2003, & 2006
- DISTRICT 10 RUNNERS UP: 2011,2012, AND 2014
- STATE RUNNERS-UP: 2006
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BIG REDS HOST THE REYNOLDS RAIDERS FOR SENIOR NIGHT
The Big Reds will play host to the Reynolds Raiders on senior night. The Raiders are 3-5 overall and 1-4 in region play. The Big Reds must win this home finale to preserve a playoff spot. Please come out and support you home town Big Reds as they take on the Raiders this Friday night.
BIG REDS POUND HOMER CENTER 34-6
At Homer City, the Big Reds improved to 6-2 overall as they pounded the 6-2 Homer Center Wildcats 34-6 on the road. Eric Lucich rushed for 106 yards on 16 carries and 2 scores. Luke Hemminger rushed for 69 yards on 11 totes, Joey Trippy scored 2 touchdowns and produced 42 yards on 8 carries and Trey Staunched scored 1 TD on a 4 yard run.
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BIG REDS FALL TO LAKEVIEW 19-2
At Big Reds Stadium in West Middlesex, the Big Reds struggled to put points on the board while being in the red-zone most of the night. The Big Reds (4-2,5-4) manufactured only 153 total yards of offense on 56 snaps.
linemates Hunter Armstrong, Jarrett Troy, George Hooker, Marcus Bowser and Austin Hostetler harrassed West Middlesex signal-caller Trey Staunch from the outset.
West Middlesex (4-2, 5-4) manufactured only 153 total yards on 56 snaps (2.7 yards/play). Staunch was stymied, completing just 13 of 30 pass attempts for 104 yards.
Offensively, Lakeview (5-1, 8-1) was led by Zach VanDusen. Spelling injured starting signal-caller Zach Bigley, VanDusen did a little bit of everything.
On the Sailors’ 2nd series, VanDusen optioned left, then sprinted 91 yards for the game’s initial score.
Late in the 2nd stanza VanDusen managed an 11-play, 74-yard, 6èminute Sailors’ scoring drive. On 4th-and-goal from the 5-yard line line following York’s timeout, VanDusen bootlegged right, then found Marquis Spence at the corner of the end zone as Lakeview extended its lead to 12-0.
That TD — his lone completion — gave VanDusen the distinction of having run for, caught and thrown for touchdowns this season.
“They were taking our power game away from us and our option game away from the other side, so they scouted us well,” York said in praise of Middlesex. “They’re a good football team; that’s why they were playing for the Region 1 championship
“We were having a hard time moving the ball, especially when we got inside the five-yard line,” York admitted. “Old Zacky VanDusen rolled out and — is that the only one he completed?” a chuckling York asked, adding, “that’s what we want.”
“He did an amazing job, coming in here and leading the team like he did. I’m so proud of him,” Breese said, praising VanDusen.
A center snap sailed over Sailors’ punter VanDusen’s head out of the end zone with 3:26 remaining for the Big Reds’ lone score, drawing Middlesex within 12-2. However the Sailors stopped Staunch & Co., coercing a punt.
In the 4th frame Blake Reddick ruefully reminded the Big Reds it was Lakeview’s night.
Reddick intercepted Staunch’s 2nd-and-6 pass from Lakeview’s 48 as the latter fled the pursuing Breese. On the ensuing Sailors’ play Reddick roared 52 yards for the game’s final score, his 23rd TD of the season.
Reddick rushed for a game-high 97 yards, increasing his season total to 1,953. Unofficially, he could become the first running back in District 10 annals, regardless of classification, to surpass the 2,000-yard rushing plateau in back-to-back seasons.
The grid championship was the first for Lakeview in a generation.
“What we saw (Friday)night was a Lakeview team that’s very well coached, and they just flat-out won it,” Roberson praised. “Congratulations to them, hat’s off to them.
“We just couldn’t capitalize, and that’s sort’ve been the theme of our struggles the past couple weeks — turnovers and just sort of stalling in the ‘red zone,’” Roberson continued. “We’ve gotta get that fixed.
“But, hopefully, we’ll see these guys (Lakeview) in a couple weeks,” Roberson reflected. “I told the (Big Reds) the story of how we played Mercer two years ago. They gave it to us in the regular season, but we came out and we beat ’em in the playoffs. So we’ll go back to the drawing board and work on getting better.”
“It’s brutal, it’s brutal! Anybody that can win Region 1 or win District 10 ... has a shot to go to states,” York said. “This region is so tough! West Middlesex, Sharpsville, Farrell, Conneaut — you just don’t get tougher than that, so you’re battle-tested by the time you get to the playoffs.”
LAKEVIEW 6 6 0 7 19
MIDDLESEX 0 0 2 0 2
L — VanDusen 91 run (kick failed)
L — Spence, 5 pass from VanDusen (run failed)
WM — team safety
L — Reddick, 52 run (VanDusen kick)
8 First downs 9
257 Rushing yards 49
5 Passing yards 104
3-1-0 Att-comp-int 30-13-1
262 Total yards 153
4-40 Fumbles-lost 1-1
4-40 Penalties-yards lost 2-13
Rushing: LAKEVIEW — Reddick 20-97, Spence 9-80, VanDusen 6-80, A.Rice 1-0; WEST MIDDLESEX — Lucich 14-64, Patten 1-2, Trippy 1-(-5), Tyillian 4-(-6), Staunch 6-(-6).
Passing: LAKEVIEW — VanDusen 3-1-0, 5; WEST MIDDLESEX — Staunch 30-13-1, 104.
Receiving: LAKEVIEW — Spence 1-5; WEST MIDDLESEX — Lucich 4-43, Tyillian 3-42, Fair 3-13, Trippy 1-7, Patten 1-5, Mulkerin 1-(-6).
BIG REDS ROLL OVER KC 55-12!
During the Saturday matinee at Butala Stadium, West Middlesex mustered a 35-0 margin at intermission. Lucich lent 3rd-quarter scoring sprints of 57, 5 and 48 yards to his 1st-frame 53-yarder that commenced the game’s scoring.
Staunch stroked 15- and 11-yard TD tosses to Nate Patten and Dillon Fair, sandwiching his own 19-yard run and 39-yard fumble return during the 2nd stanza.
Led by Lucich, West Middlesex (4-1, 5-3) mounted 509 total yards.
For Kennedy Catholic (0-5, 0-8), Zach Zehner sprinted 65 yards for a 4th-frame score — sprung by John Sneider’s kick-out block. Also, following Brad Nulsen’s blocked punt, Garrett Ammann added a 1-yard TD sneak.
Kahliq Ragster and Carmen Schuville recovered fumbles and Zehner added an interception for KC, while Sam Crow caught 4 Ammann aerials for 53 yards. Also, Mark Robinson never left the field, playing offense, defense and special teams, while punting and returning a trio of kickoffs.
Bender and Dustin Murray pilfered passes and Murray, Josh Porterfield and Isaiah Basham were credited with quarterback sacks for West Middlesex, which will host lakeview next Friday for the Region 1-A Crown.
Eric Lucich runs behind the blocking of Trey Staunch #5 and Joe Trippy # 21. Lucich went over 1,000 yards this season with a 266 yard performance.
Nate Patten lowers his shoulder on a nice run against the Golden Eagles.
Trey Staunch # 5 picks off a Golden Eagle pass.
Noah Bender makes a nice catch in traffic.
Cody Kobielus # 12 makes a nice run as Kennedy defenders close in.
Dustin Murray #10 lays a big hit on a KC return man.
Ethan Thompson is shown here connecting on one of his seven PAT's of the afternoon.
Chris Rust #22, Caleb Decker # 18 and Dustin Murray #10 bring down Kennedy's Cle Ragster as Nate Patten # 8, Chris Mulkerin # 53 look on.
BIG REDS FALL TO AA TIGERS 20-6
At Sharon on Homecoming night, the Tigers of coach Jim Wildman forced five turnovers and stymied the visiting Big Reds in a rare meeting of the two clubs.
The Tigers (4-3) got on the board in the opening quarter when speedy Carnell Hawkins broke loose on an 80-yard TD sprint. Evan Gill booted the PAT.
In the second quarter, West Middlesex (4-3) took advantage of a Sharon miscue on a snap over the punter’s head which gave the Big Reds possession at the Sharon 2-yard line. On the next play, Eric Lucich carried into the end zone. However, the extra point kick failed and the Tigers were still on top, 7-6, a score that held up ’til halftime.
After intermission, the second half pretty much belonged to Sharon. Anthony Johnson scored a pair of TDs on runs of 10 and 35 yards. Gill converted on 1 of the 2 extra-point kicks.
Sharon’s defense put heavy pressure on WM quarterback Trey Staunch throughout the entire contest. Big Reds running back Lucich was injured and missed most of the second half.
Trenton Mosley and Curtis Seay had interceptions for Sharon, while Chandler Tyillian picked off a pass for West Middlesex. — Stats and details by Ryan Briggs, Herald sports correspondent.
MIDDLESEX 0 6 0 0 6
SHARON 7 0 6 7 20
S — Hawkins, 80 run (Gill kick)
WM — Lucich, 2 run (kick failed)
S — A. Johnson, 10 run (kick blocked)
S — A. Johnson, 35 run (Gill kick)
17 First downs 12
129 Rushing yards 246
153 Passing yards 99
23-12-2 Att-comp-int 15-7-1
282 Total yards 345
4-3 Fumbles-lost 3-0
5-50 Penalties-yards lost 9-90
Rushing: WEST MIDDLESEX — Lucich 9-106, Tyillian 10-34, Trippy 6-15, Murray 1-4, Staunch 14-(-1); SHARON — A. Johnson 11-135, Hawkins 15-102, Tomko 4-30, Austin 1-7.
Passing: WEST MIDDLESEX — Staunch 23-12-2-153; SHARON — Tomko 13-7-1-99, Mosley 1-0-1-0.
Receiving: WEST MIDDLESEX — Fair 5-51, Tyillian 4-60, Patten 1-16, Lucich 1-13, Murray 1-13; SHARON — Austin 3-73, Vanderslice 2-7, Hawkins 1-11, Mosley 108.
Chandler Tyillian finds a nice hole in the Tigers defense.
BIG REDS PLAY SLOPPY IN SECOND HALF TO LOSE 20-12 VERSUS SHARPSVILLE
At Sharpsville's McCracken Field, the Blue Devils of coach Paul Piccirilli rallied from a 12-0 deficit to keep alive their playoff hopes.
The win lifted Sharpsville to 3-2 in the region and 4-2 overall. West Middlesex fell to 3-1, 4-2.
West Middlesex dominated the early play and got on the board in the first quarter when speedster Eric Lucich ripped off a 64-yard run for a touchdown. The Big Reds of coach Ed Roberson scored again a short time later in the second quarter when quarterback Trey Staunch broke in from the 1-yard line. But a kick attempt and then pass for points after both failed, leaving WM with a 12-0 lead.
Sharpsville turned back another West Middlesex scoring drive when Ben BuCher picked off a Staunch pass. The inspired Reds then drove for a touchdown, with Tyler Wansack going the final 3 yards. Big play on the drive was a long run by quarterback Nick Henwood. Nathan Lutz kicked the PAT to cut the WM margin to 12-7, a score that held until intermission.
After the Blue Devils halftime homecoming festivities, Sharpsville started to control the game. It was a big special teams play, a 60-yard punt return touchdown by BuCher, that put Sharpsville on top 13-12. Pass for points after failed.
The Blue Devils expanded on the lead early in the final frame when Wansack scored on a 4-yard run and Lutz connected on a PAT kick. The scoring drive was set up by a West Middlesex fumble.
Sharpsvllle had the ball close to the Big Reds end zone in the final 1 1/2 minutes, but ran out the clock by taking a knee a few times out of the “victory formation.”
“We needed that,” said a relieved, but excited Piccirilli. “We live for another day. It was one of those things ... We can’t find any offense this year. But we got a great punt return (by BuCher) for a touchdown and the momentum changed. We started playing like we did in the past.”
And that past - at least the last 2 seasons - led to District 10 Class A championships, both title game victories coming over West Middlesex.
MIDDLESEX 6 6 0 0 12
SHARPSVILLE 0 7 13 0 20
WM — Lucich, 64 run (kick failed)
WM — Staunch, 1 run (pass failed)
S — Wansack, 3 run (Lutz kick)
S — BuCher, 60 punt return (pass failed)
S — Wansack, 4 run (Lutz kick)
12 First downs 9
118 Rushing yards 131
154 Passing yards 37
21-14-1 Att-comp-int 12-4-0
272 Total yards 168
2-2 Fumbles-lost 1-1
2-12 Penalties-yards lost 4-30
Rushing: WEST MIDDLESEX — Lucich 12-83, Tyillian 7-20, Staunch 10-16, Trippy 1-(-1); SHARPSVILLE — Wansack 15-55, Henwood 4-46, Peavy 9-30, BuCher 1-0, team 3-0.
Passing: WEST MIDDLESEX — Staunch 21-14-1-154; SHARPSVILLE — Henwood 12-4-0-37.
Receiving: WEST MIDDLESEX — Tyillian 4-45, Lucich 4-32, Fair 3-31, Hemminger 2-39, Bender 1-7; SHARPSVILLE — Popatak 1-15, Smith 1-13, BuCher 1-13, Peavy 1-(-4).
BIG REDS KNOCK OFF MUSTANGS 17-14 TO REMAIN UNBEATEN IN REGION 1-A!
---- — Simply stated, Middlesex made one more play, while Mercer made a myriad of miscues.
West Middlesex High’s Nate Patten pilfered a Logan Clarke pass with 90 ticks to play Friday night, and the Big Reds football team rolled to its 4th consecutive conquest, 17-14.
In a 14-play drive that consumed approximately 6èminutes and in spite of a trio of holding penalties, Mercer moved from its own 13-yard line to Middlesex’s 10.
However, pressured by blitzing Eric Lucich, Clarke’s 3rd-and-5 pass was picked by Patten at the 5-yard line. Four Trey Staunch runs and 3 Mercer times-out later, the Big Reds (3-0, 4-1) recorded their 4th straight success.
“The heart that it took to win this game was just incredible,” an emotional Middlesex mentor Ed Roberson related. “These kids ... you could just see it in their eyes, that they weren’t going to to give up, that they were gonna pull through. I’m very proud of them.”
A 7-all stalemate at intermission was snapped by Chandler Tyillian’s 24-yard 3rd-quarter field goal, then Staunch’s 3-yard sneak 85 seconds into the 4th frame.
The latter culiminated a 7-play, 99-yard drive drive after the Reds refused Clarke’s 4th-and-1 bid from the 1 with 1:26 left in the 3rd quarter. The highlight of Middlesex’s march was Lucich churning 53 yards on the 4h frame’s 1st play.
Following Staunch’s score, Tyillian’s PAT provided Middlesex with a seemingly safe 17-7 margin.
That lasted all of 11 seconds before Clarke collaborated with T.J. Peters for a 65-yard scoring strike, the 2nd TD for that tandem. Chase Hoffman’s subsequent conversion kick drew the ’Steads within 17-14 with 10:35 remaining.
Middlesex’s ensuing series was short-circuited after 5 plays, and Tyillian’s midfield punt rolled dead at Mercer’s 13 with 7:46 left. From that juncture it seemed as though every time Mercer moved a stride forward the ’Steads stepped backwards twice.
Despite the 3 holding penalties Mercer moved to Middlesex’s 43, but was forced to punt before the Reds returned the favor — Middlesex’s punt-return team was whistled for holding.
With a 4th-down do-over, Clarke connected with Brayton Edwards for a drive-sustaining 7-yard gain.
Five plays later — including a dropped, potential, go-ahead TD pass as well as a drive-stopping end zone interception ruled a trap — the Region 1-A rivalry ended on Patten’s pick, which made Clarke’s clutch 15-for-33, 270-yard, 2-TD passing performance moot.
After missing the 2012 postseason, Mercer (3-1, 4-1) is on a mission to return. Friday night’s 9 penalties and 1 turnover were a setback, though not a roadblock in the mind of Mercer mentor Pat McClearn.
“We just had too many opportunities we didn’t take care of,” admitted McClearn, amid Middlesex’s victory bell banging in the distance. “We left ... probably two scores off the board in the first half, then the drive down there (3rd quarter), then came up short at the end. That’s too good of a football team to do that against.
“But I know our kids are gonna play hard and keep battlin,’” McClearn continued. “We were tellin’ them, there was ten minutes to go in the game at that point in time (down 17-7), so they were gonna keep tryin’ to make plays. I can’t fault the effort.
“I’m very proud of the way our guys played, but like I said, too many opportunties we didn’t take advantage of, and that’s too good of a team to do that against,” McClearn reiterated.
Though elated, Roberson was relieved that his Reds rose up.
“Pat McClearn is one of the best coaches I’ve ever met; he just does a great job. Those kids are always ready to play, and they play hard every, single game,” Roberson praised. “Region 1 is not an easy place to play football. If you don’t bring your ‘A’ game every night, you’re not gonna win.
“I’ve just overwhelmed, I’m so proud of these guys. They just did what they had to do, and they grew up (Friday) night,” Roberson related.
The stoic Staunch was stout, though not spectacular, passing for 111 yards and rushing for 34, while Lucich lent a game-high 86 yards rushing. Tyillian, who tallied a 15-yard 2nd-quarter TD run contributed 41 yards rushing and 4 receptions for another 68 yards. His rushing total was skewed when, in punt formation, a center snap sailed over his head, resulting in a 26-yard loss that seemingly set up Mercer. That was before Middlesex’s mettle at the goal line.
“I’m just doin’ my part, but we’re all the same, we’re all one team,” Tyillian explained. “One player doin’ his part, but everybody’s gotta help out, too. ... I’m doing my part, doing everything I can to help our team out.
“We’re all emotional. It’s (Roberson’s) first year, so we’re gotta get him these wins and keep going,” Tyillian added.
“ ... It’s an awesome feeling to win a homecoming. It’s my first homecoming here,” Roberson related. “The way this community has embraced me and embraced what we’re trying to do with these kids has just been awesome!
“We knew we were gonna have to do that this season,” Roberson reflected regarding the Reds’ resilience. “We graduated a lot of kids, and these kids have stepped up and accepted every, single challenge we’ve given them this season.
“We’re healthy, physically, and mentally and spiritually this team is at a place I haven’t seen a high school football team in a long time,” Roberson related. “I’m excited. But you celebrate (one) night, then get ready to play Sharpsville.
“Going foward, we’ve just got to pull it through every week.”
MERCER 0 7 0 7 14
MIDDLESEX 0 7 3 7 17
WM — Tyillian, 15 run (Tyillian kick)
M — Peters, 54 pass from Clarke (Hoffman kick)
WM — Tyillian, 24 field goal
WM — Staunch, 3 run (Tyillian kick)
M — Peters, 65 pass from Clarke (Hoffman kick)
12 First downs 12
41 Rushing yards 161
270 Passing yards 111
33-15-1 Att-comp-int 20-9-1
311 Total yards 272
9-73 Fumbles-lost 3-0
0-0 Penalties-yards lost 9-75
Rushing: MERCER — Clarke 8-32, O’Brien 7-13, Leonard 4-(-4); WEST MIDDLESEX — Lucich 14-86, Tyillian 8-41, Staunch 9-34.
Passing: MERCER — Clarke 33-15-1, 270; WEST MIDDLESEX — Staunch 20-9-1, 111.
Receiving: MERCER — Edwards 6-76, Peters 3-135 Leonard 3-29, Haines 1-13, Davis 1-10, O’Brien 1-7; WEST MIDDLESEX — Tyillian 4-68, Fair 4-40, Lucich 1-3.
Coach Roberson prepares his Big Reds to take on the previously unbeaten Mercer Mustangs.
Eric Lucich lowers the boom on Mercer's running back as Nate Patten closes in on the play.
Dustin Murray #10 upends a Mustang running back as Trey Staunch #5 adds the final touch to the tackle.
Nate Patten gets some air time as he blocks a Logan Clarke pass.
Chandler Tyillian picks up good running room against the Mustangs.
BIG REDS KNOCK OFF AAA CONNEAUT 31-21
At Big Reds Stadium in West Middlesex, Coach Ed Roberson's Big REDS improved to 2-0 in Region 1-A and 3-1 overall with the 10 point win over the AAA Eagles
Chandler Tyillian gave the Big Reds a 6-0 lead in the 1st quarter on a TD run. The extra-point attempt was blocked.
Conneaut took a 7-6 lead in the 2nd quarter on a 20-yard run by Anderton and a PAT, but WM answered on a 60 yard TD run by running back Chandler Tyillian. Staunch added the 2-point conversion run and the Big Reds led 14-7 at halftime.
WM increased its lead to 17-7 early in the 3rd quarter on a 27-yard field goal by Tyillian. Conneaut cut the lead to 17-14 on a 4-yard run by Merritt and the PAT.
In the 4th quarter, Dillon Fair and Tyillian caught TD passes from Staunch and Eric Lucich had a 2-point conversion run to extend the Big REDS lead to 31-14. Merritt scored on a 10-yard run late in the fourth to commence the scoring.
Staunch was 13-of-21 for 128 yards, 2 TD passes and 1 pick. Lucich rushed for 91 yards and Tyillian had 88. Fair hauled in 8 passes for 89 yards.
Dillion Fair makes a spectacular grab.
Luke Hemminger #6 finds some running room as the Big Reds line open up a nice hole.
Eric Lucich finds a nice hole in the Conneaut Defense.
BIG REDS RALLY PAST FARRELL IN REGION 1-A CLASH 19-14
Reading coverages is simply part of a quarterback’s job description. But the best read made Friday night by West Middlesex High’s Trey Staunch was when he observed his Farrell counterpart Ray’Shown Johnson from the opposite side of the line of scrimmage.
With West Middlesex leading 19-14, linebacker Staunch stepped in front of Johnson’s 2nd-and-11 pass with 51 ticks to play, securing the Big Reds’ District 10 Region 1-A road win.
Dillion Fair gets up in the air to make a nice grab against the Steelers as #9 Chandler Tyillian looks on.
Trey Staunch #5 looks to hand the ball off during action against the Farrell Steelers as #21 Joe Trippy looks to block.
Eric Lucich finds a nice hole in the Farrell Defense as Trey Staunch #5 and Chandler Tyillian #9 lead the way.
Chandler Tyillian puts his hand up as he sprints into the endzone for a score against the Farrell Steelers.
Eric Lucich leaps over Farrell defenders on his way to big gain.
West Middlesex 48, Moniteau 28 — At Moniteau, the Big Reds rebounded from last week’s loss to Wilmington and rolled to their first win of the season in the non-league encounter.
Eric Lucich had a big game on both sides of the ball for the Big Reds of first-year head coach Ed Roberson. Lucich rushed for 256 yards on 17 carries and scored 4 touchdowns on totes of 68, 9, 39 and 10 yards. On defense, he recorded 8 1/2 tackles and 2 sacks.
Also scoring for West Middlesex were: Dillon Fair on passes of 6 and 41 yards from Trey Staunch, and Luke Hemminger on a 1-yard run.
For Moniteau (0-2), Josh McBride scored on a 72-yard run; Ray Hagg a 15-yard run; Dustin Geagan a 10-yard burst and Trevor Shaffer on a 49-yard pass from Cody Skiver.
MIDDLESEX 20 8 14 6 48
MONITEAU 6 8 6 8 28
WM — Fair, 6 pass from Staunch (kick failed)
M — McBride, 72 run (kick failed)
WM — Lucich, 68 run (kick failed)
WM — Hemminger, 1 run (run failed)
M — Hagg, 15 run (catch good)
WM — Fair, 41 pass from Staunch (Fair catch)
WM — Lucich, 9 run (Tyillian kick)
M — Geagan, 10 run (kick failed)
WM — Lucich, 39 run (Thompson kick)
M — Shaffer, 49 pass from Skiver (catch good)
WM — Lucich, 10 run (kick failed)
16 First downs 14
382 Rushing yards 181
47 Passing yards 101
7-2-1 Att-comp-int 11-6-0
429 Total yards 282
2-1 Fumbles-lost 0-0
8-55 Penalties-yards lost 3-25
Rushing: WEST MIDDLESEX — Lucich 17-256, Staunch 7-12, Tyillian 4-8, Hemminger 7-86, Trippy 4-20; MONITEAU — Hagg 11-28, Skiver 18-51, McBride 3-74, Geagan 6-28.
Passing: WEST MIDDLESEX — Staunch 7-2-1-47; MONITEAU — Skiver 10-6-0-101, Geagan 1-0-0-0.
Receiving: WEST MIDDLESEX — Fair 2-47; MONITEAU — Pflugh 1-3, Keene 1-10, Geagan 3-39, Shaffer 1-49.
Dustin Murray breaks down for a nice tackle against Moniteau.
Trey Staunch sets up to fire a pass downfield under pressure from a Moniteau defender.
Trey Staunch #5 runs the ball against Moniteau as Eric Lucich #3 and #52 Austin Gronendal block.
BIG REDS DROP HOME OPENER 28-10 TO WILMINGTON!
Wilmington 28, West Middlesex 10 — At Big Reds Stadium in West Middlesex, coach Terry Verrelli kicked off his 35th season as head coach of the Hounds with a win over WM.
Wilmington took a 7-0 lead in the 1st quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jake Sotter. James Gardner tacked on the PAT.
West Middlesex cut the lead to 7-3 in the 2nd quarter on a 30-yard field goal by Chandler Tyillian. Wilmington then went up 14-3 on a 64-yard TD pass from Cody Llewellyn to Riley Kollar. Kyler Lum booted the extra point.
WM cut the lead to 14-10 before halftime on a 1-yard run by quarterback Trey Staunch and Tyillian’s PAT.
Llewellyn and Marc Peoples hooked up for a pair of scores in the 2nd half for the Hounds. They connected on a 15-yard scoring strike in the 3rd quarter and a 30-yard TD pass in the 4th. Gardner added the PAT in the 3rd frame and Lum, who is a standout on the girls soccer team, booted the PAT in the 4th.
Reese Bender (10-63) and Josiah Bloise (15-50) led the Hounds running game. Llewellyn was 8-of-15 for 147 yards and Peoples led the team in receiving with 4 catches for 71 yards.
Luke Hemminger led the ground game for the Big Reds with 46 yards on only 1 carry. Staunch finished 9-of-17 for 119 yards and Dillon Fair was the top receiver with 6 grabs for 72 yards.
It was the first game for new WM coach Ed Roberson, who was on Jason McElhaney’s staff for 6 seasons and played for Jim Wildman at Sharon.
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