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Manheim Twp. pitches shutout vs. South Western

Manheim Township's Matt Van Gorden ran for a pair of touchdowns and the defense pitched a 35-0 shutout of South Western in a non-league game Friday in Neffsville.

“You have to love it when you keep the zero up there,” Township coach Mark Evans said. “They tested us toward the end, but the second-teamers rallied and stood the test. They did a nice job of finishing.”

The Township defense held the Mustangs to 142 yards, including 87 rushing yards on 32 carries.

“We had a good week at practice,” Evans said. “Our scout teams came out and really gave us a good look to help us get ready for their Wing-T. That’s something I haven’t seen in my five years here.”

Van Gorden finished with 113 yards on 11 carries for Township. His five-yard TD run got the Streaks on the board in the opening quarter, and he added an eight-yarder in the second, making it 14-0.

Manheim Township 35, South Western 0
South Western_ 0_ 0_ 0_ 0_ — _ 0
Manheim Township_ 7_ 14_ 7_ 7_ — _ 35
First Quarter
— Van Gorden 5-rush (Rodenberger kick)
Second Quarter
— Van Gorden 8-rush (Rodenberger kick)
MT — Chapparo 2-rush (Rodenberger kick)
Third Quarter
— Bender 82-pass from Emge (Rodenberger kick)
Fourth Quarter
— Sallade 3-rush (Rodenberger kick)
Team Statistics
_ SW_ MT
First downs _ 10_ 18
Rushes-yards _ 32-87_ 36-210
Passing _ 6-17-0_ 6-11-0
Passing yards _ 57_ 157
Total yards _ 144_ 367
Punts _ 7-30.0_ 1-39.0
Fumbles-lost _ 0-0_ 1-0