It was the Jack Allred Show during the second half of Friday evening's YAIAA Division II football game at Eastern York High School.
The junior fullback for Susquehannock stepped in for an injured Kevin Clapp and rushed for 149 second-half yards and three scores as the Warriors raced to a 42-20 win over the Golden Knights.
"Our offensive line blocked super and our backs ran well," Susquehannock coach Steve Wiles said. "A lot of guys touched the ball and a lot of guys contributed."
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Allred lugged the ball on all but seven of Susquehannock's second-half plays, excluding their final possession of the game. He took over at fullback after Clapp sprained an ankle in the second quarter.
"They did to us what we like to do to other teams," said Eastern York coach Dave Kemmick. "It was right out of our playbook."
Allred scored third-quarter touchdowns on runs of 3 and 8 yards and added a 54-yard scoring run with 8:48 left in the game.
"Kevin has done a great job this year, but Jack has just a little more speed," Wiles said. "It's a nice 1-2 punch at fullback."
Susquehannock (3-4, 2-1) erupted for 21 third-quarter points to break open a game that was 14-12 at halftime.
After quarterback Josh Stoneberg plunged in from a yard out on the opening drive of the half to put the Warriors ahead by nine points, senior Dervon Mayberry blocked an Eastern York punt and sophomore teammate Kyle Orndorff recovered on the Golden Knights 20-yard line.
"Anytime you can get something like that, it is great for the team," Wiles said. "This team won one game last season. I think it is crazy to me, but this team I think sometimes believes it can't win games. I keep telling them we can. Plays like that get them excited and believing that they can compete."
The blocked punt set up Allred's first score and vaulted Susquehannock to a 16-point lead with 4:39 left in the quarter.
Eastern York (3-4, 1-3) entered Friday tops in the league with a plus-nine turnover margin and had allowed a league-low 1,227 yards of offense.
The Golden Knights defense began the game third behind only Dallastown and Hanover in points allowed after six weeks with 77, while only five schools have allowed more points than the Warriors.
Susquehannock had dropped three of four entering Friday since knocking off last year's District 3 Class A runner-up York Catholic by 10 points on Sept. 11. Susquehannock had allowed 119 points in that span.
"Northern has one loss, Northeastern has one loss and Exeter has no losses (entering Friday)," Wiles said. "We have had a pretty tough schedule."
Susquehannock 42, Eastern York 20
Sus — Kevin Clapp 11 run (Adam Hedgeland Jr. kick), 8:42.
EY — Sam Pollock 14 run (pass failed), 3:06.
Sus — Josh Stoneberg 1 run (Hedgeland kick), 6:10.
EY — Jake Touchton fumble recovery in end zone (run failed), :15.8
Sus — Stoneberg 1 run (Hedgeland Jr. kick), 7:06.
Sus — Jack Allred 3 run (Hedgeland Jr. kick), 4:39.
Sus — Allred 8 run (Hedgeland Jr. kick), :10.0.
EY — Seth Bernstein 33 pass from Ryan Kalke (Bernstein pass from Kalke), 8:59.
Sus — Allred 54 run (Hedgeland Jr. kick), 8:48.
First downs1616 Rushes-yards47-28543-190 Passing3-6-14-13-3Passing yards6468 Total yards349258Punts3-25.72-10.0Fumbles-lost 2-01-0 Penalties-yards9-944-35
Rushing — Sus, Jack Allred 15-151, Myles Moultrie 12-76, Kevin Clapp 7-31, Brent Hofler 2-13, Dorian Faster 3-8, Kyle Orndorff 2-2, Josh Stoneberg 6-4. EY, Sam Pollock 10-82, Ryan Kalke 7-37, Logan Kline 15-27, Shane Carberry 2-25, Brennen Shenk 6-20, Jimmy Kurnik 2-2, Jordan Weaver 1-(-3).
Passing — Sus, Stoneberg 3-6-64-1. EY, Kalke 3-12-45-3, Jayshim Snyder 1-1-23-0.
Receiving — Sus, Nick Tannura 3-64, EY, Seth Bernstein 1-33, Kalke 1-23, Snyder 1-10, Kurnik 1-2.