William Penn falls to Cedar Crest's air attack
William Penn expected a tough game against Cedar Cliff on Friday, and that’s what the Bearcats got in their 61-21 road loss to the Colts at West Shore Stadium on Friday night.
Colts quarterback Grant Breneman threw five touchdown passes in the victory.
After Cedar Cliff took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Bearcats answered back to even the game back up. An interception returned for the touchdown in the second quarter by the Colts put them back in front and a dropped William Penn touchdown pass began the unraveling of things for the Bearcats.
“We dropped probably six or seven passes tonight,” William Penn coach Russ Stoner said. “Early on if we execute that piece offensively, we’re going to be in a whole heck of a lot better shape. Defensively in the first half they rushed for 39 yards.”
Breneman led an air attack that quickly put the game out of reach for William Penn. Despite the lopsided defeat, Stoner is excited about the progress his team made on Friday and through the first three weeks of the season.
“We got better tonight even though the score was 61-21,” Stoner said. “Our kids never stopped playing… Our quarterback was really pretty good tonight. He threw some balls (that) would rival the Breneman kid from Cedar Cliff, so we’re not panicking.”
Cedar Cliff 61, William Penn 21
William Penn_ 7_ 0_ 7_ 7_ — _ 21
Cedar Cliff_ 14_ 19_ 14_ 14_ — _ 61
CCl — Nick Yarnevich 45-pass from Grant Breneman (Tommy Sevastio kick), 10:40
WP — Kahliek Savery 3-pass from Tallian Lehr (Vargas kick), 5:45.
CCl — Tristen McDonald 3-pass from Breneman (Sevastio kick), 2:00
CCl — Bobby Whelan 30-pass from Breneman (Sevastio kick), 10:28
CCl — Whelan 55-pass from Breneman (Sevastio kick), 7:24
CCl — Safety, intentional grounding in end zone, 1:33
CCl — Sevastio 21-field goal, 0:04.
CCl — Chris Thompson 45-pass from Breneman (Sevastio kick), 10:50.
WP — Robert Rideout 20-pass from Lehr (Vargas kick), 8:50.
CCl — Mike Dubas 3-rush (Sevastio kick), 2:03.
CCl — Brennan Quigley 1-rush (Sevastio kick), 10:47.
CCl — Mason Krout 35-fumble return (Sevastio kick), 9:40
WP — Dayjure Stewart 81-yard run (Vargas kick), 8:54.
_ WP _ CCl
First downs _ 6_ 24
Rushes-yards _ 21-61_ 38-158
Passing _ 4-21-2_ 12-18-0
Passing yards _ 40_ 283
Total yards _ 101_ 441
Punts _ 4-32.0_ 2-44.0
Fumbles-lost _ 0-0_ 4-1
Penalties-yards _ 10-83_ 9-63
Rushing — WP, Lehr 4-(-28), Savery 7-5, Stewart 10-84. CCl, Mike Dubas 12-58, Quigley 12-45, Thompson 8-48, Breneman 4-8, Whalen 1-3, McDonald 1-(-4).
Passing — WP, Lehr 4-21-2 40 yards. CCl, Breneman 12-18-0 283 yards.
Receiving — WP, Savery 1-3, Rideout 1-20, Nigel Williams 1-11, Anthony Jamison 1-6. CCl, Thompson 2-56, Whalen 4-136, McDonald 3-24, Yarnevich 3-67.