ENOLA -- Mike Young dominated the line of scrimmage Friday night, rattling off 256 yards rushing as Kennard-Dale ended a 13-game losing skid with a 27-20 win against East Pennsboro.


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"It feels great," head coach Andy Loucks said. "(The kids) are on Cloud 9. We had great practices all week. They are bursting right now."

The Rams (1-2) got out to an early first-quarter lead on Kyle Armhein's 4-yard run to the end zone. The quarterback would score the only points of the first quarter, but the Panthers responded in the second quarter with a rushing touchdown from Joshua Stambaugh, who barreled in from a yard away.

Young would then take the game over with back-to-back touchdowns. He took a huge chunk out of the ground with a 74-yard romp to the end zone midway through the second quarter. Amrhein -- who completed just two passes for the game -- then connected with Young on a 14-yard pass to give the Rams a 20-7 lead heading into halftime.

"Mike and I had a talk this week," Loucks said. "I said, 'We need you for four quarters at your best.' We got him tonight for four quarters at his best."

East Pennsboro (2-1) tried to rally in the fourth with two touchdowns, but Young's final score of the game -- a 33-yard scamper -- sealed the victory for Kennard-Dale.

"The biggest thing was, we just played much better for four quarters," Loucks said. "The last two weeks, we'd play really well in the first half. (Friday), we had a new energy in the second half. The kids were really focused."

 

Kennard-Dale   6    14    0      7 -- 27
East Pennsboro   0      7    0    13 -- 20
First Quarter
   KD -- Kyle Amrhein 4 run.
Second Quarter
   EP -- Joshua Stambaugh 1 run (Stuter kick), 11:58
   KD -- Mike Young 74 run (kick failed), 6:01
   KD -- Young 14 pass from Amrhein (Amrhein run) 1:16
Fourth Quarter
   EP -- Garrett Suter 1 run (kick failed), 11:27
   KD -- Young 33 run (Kick good), 9:17
   EP -- Dakota Snedecker 68 pass from Stambaugh (Stuter kick), 8:58
 
-- KD -- EP
First downs -- 16 -- 18
Rushes-yards -- 46-287 -- 31-122
Passing -- 2-7-1 -- 11-25-2
Passing yards -- 89 -- 226
Total yards -- 376 -- 348
Punts -- 1-41.0 -- 1-45.0
Fumbles-lost -- 0-0 -- 1-1
Penalties-yards -- 2-25 -- 5-34

 
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
   Rushing -- KD, Mike Young 29-256-2, Justin Fitchett 8-26, Kendall Wale 2-6, Dallas Allen, 2-0, Kyle Amrhien 4-(-1)-1; EP, Garrett Stuter, 24-93-1, Joshua Stambaugh 3-13-1, Connor Yoder 2-10, Tyler Stahlman 2-6
   Passing -- KD, Kyle Amrhien 2-7-1-89; EP, Joshua Stambaugh, 9-21-1-188, Tyler Stahlman, 2-4-1-38.
   Receiving -- KD, Austin Jenkins 1-57; Mike Young 1-12-1; EP, Ryan Turpin 6-100, Garrett Stuter 2-33, Amir Mundy 2-25, Dakota Snedeker 1-68-1.