Last Friday evening, October 17,
the Mustangs of South Western hosted the Bearcats of William Penn (York High)
and galloped and passed to a convincing 41-29 victory. The Mustangs rang up 18 first downs and six runners galloped up and down
the field. Some timely passes gained
more than a few of those first downs as junior quarterback Brock Geiman went
over the 200-yard passing mark for the third week in a row.
The Mustangs opened the
game with a 2 play 81-yard drive. Geiman
threw a 42-yard pass to Robby Harbison and a 39-yard touchdown pass to Drew
Hartlaub. Andrew Slater’s extra point
kick put the Mustangs up 7-0 thirty seconds into the game.
returned the kickoff 49-yards, setting the Bearcats up on the Mustangs 18-yard
line. James Way II threw an 18-yard
touchdown pass to Bryshon Sweeney and the extra point attempt failed. The Mustangs led 7-6 at the 11:10 mark of the
The Mustangs then had a drive
ended when Whitaker intercepted a Geiman pass.
The Mustangs soon returned the favor when Tyler Fulmore recovered a
Bearcats’ fumble. The Mustangs then drove
77-yards in eleven plays, featuring a 14-yard run by Robby Harbison and a
15-yad pass from Geiman to Harbison.
Hartlaub ended the drive with an 18-yard touchdown scamper. Slater’s extra point kick upped the score to
14-6 in favor of the Mustangs with 1:59 remaining in the first quarter.
The Bearcats then drove
45-yards in ten plays, ending with a 14-yard touchdown run by quarterback James
Way III. Way III threw a 2-point
conversion pass to Danny Acevedo and the game was tied at 14 at the 7:01 mark
of the second quarter.
Mustangs drove 54-yards in six plays, featuring a 36-yard pass from Geiman to
Hartlaub and ending with a 4-yard touchdown run by Miles Francis. Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up
21-14 at the 4:25 mark of the second quarter.
Bearcats had a short drive thwarted when Ryan Krebs intercepted a Way III pass
and the Mustangs drove 28-yards in one play with a 28-yard touchdown pass from
Geiman to Noah Staub. Slater’s extra
point kick put the Mustangs up 28-14 with 3:17 left in the second quarter.
Bearcats then drove 81-yards in ten plays, featuring a 15-yard run by Way III
an 11-yard pass from Way III to Nate Delmotte, and ending with a 27-yard
touchdown pass from Way III to Acevedo.
Ethan Fogelman kicked the extra point and the score was 28-21 in favor
of the Mustangs with 19 seconds left in the first half.
Bearcats ended up punting from deep in their own territory on their first
possession of the second half. The
Mustangs drove 40-yards in three plays, runs of 8 and 22-yards by Harbison, and
a 10-yard touchdown run by Francis. The
extra point was missed and the Mustangs were up 34-21 at the 8:15 point in the
returned the Mustangs kickoff 53-yards to the Mustangs 25-yard line. The Bearcats turned the ball over on downs on
the Mustangs 24-yard line. The Mustangs
then drove 76-yards in nine plays, featuring a 20-yard run by Francis, a 19-yard
run by Harbison, a 19-yard pass from Geiman to Bret Hertzog, and ending with a
3-yard touchdown run by Hertzog.
Slater’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 41-21 at the 3:34 point in
the third quarter.
returned the Mustangs kickoff 72-yards to the Mustangs 21-yard line. However, after The Mustangs’ Seth Janney
sacked Way III for an 11-yard loss the Bearcats turned the ball over on
downs. The Mustangs then drove 43-yards
before turning the ball over on downs at the Bearcats 31-yard line.
Krebs intercepted his second pass of the game for the Mustangs on the Bearcats
next drive, but the Mustangs ended up punting.
The Bearcats then drove 84-yards in four plays, featuring a 47-yard run
by Bryshon Sweeney. Zack Ingram ended
the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run.
Sweeney ran in for a 2-point conversion and that made the final score
41-29 in favor of the Mustangs with 7:02 left in the game.
5 kickoff returns for 202-yards, for a 40.4-yard average, had kept it
interesting for the Bearcats. But that
wasn’t enough to overcome the Mustangs stampede.
Slater kicked off 7 times
for 328-yards, with the longest going for 56-yards, and Brock Geiman punted 2
times for 58-yards (for an average of 29.0-yards) with the longest going for 34-yards. Roby Harbison returned 2 kickoffs for
22-yards, with the longest going foe 14-yards, Miles Francis returned1 kickoff
for 15-yards, Jonas Walter returned 1 kickoff for 9-yards, and Drew Hartlaub
returned 1 kickoff for 5-yards, and Francis returned 1 punt for 16-yards for
with 10 tackles and 1 pass hurry, led the Mustangs defense, followed by Ryan
Krebs with 6 tackles and 2 interceptions, Gus Landis with 5 tackles and 3 pass
hurries, Tyler Fulmore with 4 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 pass hurry,
Corbin Byers and Matt Smolko with 4 tackles each, Seth Janney with 3 tackles
and 1 sack for an 11-yard loss, Luke Baugher with 3 tackles and 1 pass hurry, Hunter
Palmer and Andrew Slater with 3 tackles each, Josh Zeroth with 2 tackles and 3
pass hurries, Josh Martin with 2 tackles and 2 pass hurries, Brady Thayer and Nate
VanCampen with 2 tackles and 1 pass defense each, and Miles Francis, Zach
Hughes, and Chris Steckel with 1 tackle each.
Luke Baugher, Corbin Byers, Scotty Dickmyer, Mike
Farace, Miles Francis, Tyler Fulmore, Matt Helwig, Bret Hertzog, Tyler Jachelski,
Seth Janney, Marcus Jones, Gus Landis, Josh Martin, Austin Reusing, Matt
Smolko, Chris Steckel, and Josh Zeroth manned the offensive and defensive line
and linebacker positions.
Drew Hartlaub, Ryan Krebs, Hunter Palmer, Brady
Thayer and Nate VanCampen patrolled the secondary for the Mustangs.
Mustangs gained 228-yards rushing and 203-yards passing for a total of 431-yards
of offense. Junior quarterback Brock Geiman completed 9 of 16 passes for the 203-yards and 2
touchdowns, 2 for 75-yards to Drew Hartlaub (including a 39-yard touchdown), 3
for 67-yards to Robby Harbison, 2 for 37-yards to Noah Staub (including a 28-yard
touchdown), 1 for 19-yards to Bret Hertzog, and 1 for 5-yards to Miles Francis,
for the Mustangs.
led the Mustangs rushing attack with 13 carries for 100-yards, followed by Francis
with 9 carries for 47-yards (including touchdowns of 4 and 10-yards), Hertzog
with 9 carries for 33-yards (including a 3-yard touchdown), Hartlaub with 5
carries for 29-yards, (including an 18-yard touchdown), Tyler Fulmore with 3
carries for 22-yards, and Geiman with 3 carries for minus 1-yard.
kicked 5 extra points, Ryan Krebs recovered 2 fumbles, Tyler Fulmore recovered
1 fumble and recorded 1 pass hurry, Seth Janney recorded 1 sack for an 11-yard
loss, Gus Landis and Josh Zeroth each recorded 3 pass hurries, Josh Martin
recorded 2 pass hurries, Luke Baugher and Tyler Jachelski each recorded 1 pass
hurry, and Brady Thayer and Nate VanCampen each defended 1 pass, for the
Bearcats gained 141-yards rushing and 105 yards passing for a total of 246
yards gained. James Way III completed 9
of 21 passes for the 105-yards and 2 touchdowns, 4 for 42-yards to Nate
Delmotte, 2 for 28-yards to Danny Acevedo (including a 27-yard touchdown), 1
for 18-yards and a touchdown to Bryshon Sweeney, and 2 for 17-yards to Sae’Quan
Whitaker, for the Bearcats.
led the Bearcats rushing attack with 13 carries for 88-yards, followed by Way
III with 15 carries for 52-yards (including a 14-yard touchdown), and Zack
Ingram with 3 carries for 1-yard (including a 3-yard touchdown).
III threw a 2-point conversion pass to Acevedo, Sweeney ran in for a 2-point
conversion, Ethan Fogleman kicked 1 extra point, and Whitaker intercepted a
pass, for the Bearcats.
Band Night at the Mustang Corral the 125 member strong Emory H Markle
Intermediate School Marching Band put on a pre-game show featuring a Latin
piece “El Conquistador.” The Mustangs
Marching Band then joined the show and the combined bands performed “Gimme Some
Lovin” and closed the pre-game show with The Fighting Mustang song, “Victors.”
66-member 10-time Cavalcade of Bands Champions, Tournament of Bands Group IV
Champion and US Scholastic Band Champion South Western Mustangs Marching Band
put on a stirring post game performance, presenting their 2014 field show
“Nevermore,” based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, on Band Night. The show opened with the Overture from
“Sweeney Todd” by Stephen Sondheim.
Mozart’s 25th Symphony provided the musical material for the first
impact before melding into a minor treatment of the “Johanna” theme. The madness continued with a return to the
Overture that dissolved into a final solution.
The ballad began with beautiful sonorities from the
front ensemble. Freshman trumpet
soloist, John Dyson, introduced the ‘Johanna’ theme as the narrator’s thoughts
turn to his lost love, Lenore. The
passion built to a climax as he longed to be reunited with her, but alas, they
shall be together, nevermore. The closer
brought a return to the narrator’s earlier thoughts as he peers deep into the
darkness. The music reached an emotional
culmination with the Mozart and Verdi Requiems, before the percussion section
took over with a short feature.
55-member William Penn Bearcats Marching Band gave a crowd-pleasing half-time
performance of its show “When Music Was Music: A Tribute to the Rock Bands of
the 1970s,” including “Rock and Roll All Nite,” Stairway to Heaven,” and “Dream
27 member strong Mustangs Cheer Leading squad (26 girls and a guy) and the
Bearcats’ squad were very impressive as they roused the faithful.
Mustangs of South Western are 3-5-0 overall and 3-2-0 in York Adams
Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.
Mustangs have a career record of 344-214-8.
The results of the 566 games played in the history of the South Western
Mustangs are a career .617 winning percentage and a .622 non-losing percentage.
Next week the Mustangs visit the Bobcats of Northeastern (4-4 overall, 1-4 league). Northeastern is coming off of a 27-10 victory over the Rockets of Spring Grove. The Mustangs are looking to remain on the winning track. GO MUSTANGS GO.