Second half sends Susquehannock past Biglerville
Susquehannock used a second-half surge to beat Biglerville, 29-14. Tom Sixeas, For GameTimePA.com
After a lackluster first half, Susquehannock played like gangbusters in the second half.
The effort paid off as the Warriors stormed past Biglerville for a 29-14 victory Friday night at Musselman Stadium in Biglerville.
Susquehannock (1-2) trailed 14-8 at intermission and grabbed the lead for good when Chase Summers raced around the left end on a quarterback sweep for a 5-yard touchdown to cap the Warriors' first possession of the third quarter.
The Warrior defense then stopped Biglerville on downs twice, including once when the Canners had reached the visitors' 21-yard line.
Jack Allred capped the 79-yard foray with a 1-yard scoring plunge with 10:35 remaining in the contest. Then after another turnover on downs, Kyle Orndorff finished the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run with 6:47 to go.
"We finally started to play with some heart," Susquehannock head coach Steve Wiles said. "We supported each other and backed each other. We brought a lot of energy and confidence in the second half."
Biglerville (0-3) tried to answer following Orndorff's touchdown and reached the Warrior 1-yard line with a little less than six minutes left but lost a fumble and any chance of getting back into the game in the process.
"Our defense played really well in the first half. Outside of one run by Allred, we did a really good job against him," Ramos said. "But we made too many mistakes in the second half, and we didn't convert on our opportunities when we had them."
The Canners took a 7-0 lead when Reggie Adams finished the opening drive of the night with a 2-yard touchdown at the halfway point of the opening frame, but Allred put the Warriors in business immediately with a 45-yard rumble inside the Biglerville red zone. Susquehannock scored when Ben Trego snagged a 6-yard touchdown pass from Summers.
A two-point conversion pass from Summers to Allred put the visitors ahead, 8-7.
Adams, who carried 27 times for 143 yards, gave Biglerville a 14-8 advantage when he scored on a misdirection counter from 14 yards away with 2:32 left until halftime.
The shifty senior also caught two passes for 53 yards.
For Susquehannock, Allred led the way with 161 yards on 20 carries.
Susquehannock _8_0_7_14 - _29
Biglerville _7_7_0_0 - _14
Big - Reggie Adams 2 run (Miles Hughes kick) 6:02
Sus - Ben Trego 6 pass from Chase Summers (Jack Allred pass from Summers) 2:19
Big - Adams 14 run (Hughes kick) 2:32
Sus - Summers 5 run (Adam Hedgeland kick) 8:19
Sus - Allred 1 run (Hedgeland kick) 10:35
Sus - Kyle Orndorff 3 run (Hedgeland kick) 6:47
First Downs _13_14
Passing Yards _57_109
Total Yards _282_333
Rushing - Susquehannock, Allred 20-161, Alec Kramer 6-44, Trego 3-22, Orndorff 1-3, Summers 5-(-5). Biglerville, Adams 27-143, Hunter Getz 4-32, Denton Showers 2-31, Ivan Manzo 4-19, Hughes 3-11, Damian Manzo 6-(-12).
Passing - Susquehannock, Summers 4-9-57-1. Biglerville, D. Manzo 5-10-109-0.
Receiving - Susquehannock, Trego 3-35, Ethan Schammel 1-22. Biglerville, Adams 2-53, Chris Runk 1-29, Kam Wenk 1-20, Jadon Stough 1-7.