By Bill Engelhardt
Last Friday evening, September 25, the Mustangs of South Western visited the Eagles of Dover and came away with a convincing 61-38 victory. A bevy of runners galloped for 349-yards, Ian Smith passed for 141-yards and 2 touchdowns and Bobby Porter passed for 14-yards for the Mustangs.
The Eagles went three and out to start the game and the Mustangs drove 45-yards in five plays, with Levi Sager scoring on a 22-yard jaunt. Ian Smith’s kick made the score 7-0 at 9:58 in the first quarter. The Eagles came back with a 32-yard drive but Ryan Sexton recovered a fumble for the Mustangs at their own 33. Four plays later, featuring a 39-yard pass from Smith to Jeb Shipley, Kyle King scored on a 13-yard run and the score went to 13-0 at 3:58.
After an Eagles punt, the Mustangs ended a 79-yard drive in 2 plays when Mike Felton took a lateral from Smith 77-yards for the touchdown. Smith’s extra point made it 20-0 at 1:06.
After another Eagles punt, the Mustangs went 53-yards in 4 plays, ending with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Jimmy Nicklas. Smiths’ extra point made it 27-0 at 10:29 in the second quarter. Kiem Legrant’s 53-yard return of the kickoff put the Eagles at the Mustangs 43-yard line, but they had to punt again. The Mustangs drove 63-yards in 4 plays, featuring a 36-yard pass to King and ending with a 22-yard touchdown jaunt by J. R. Mummert. Smith’s extra point upped the score to 34-0 at 6:31.
The Eagles finally got on the board when Kiem Legrant returned the kickoff 87-yards and Devin Dellinger scored on a 5-yard run. The score went to 34-6 at 6:10.
The Mustangs stormed right back with a 69-yard 6-play drive, featuring a 28-yard run by Mummert and ending with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Kyle Mahorney. Smith’s extra point kick upped the score to 41-6 at 4:11.
The Eagles came back with a 82-yard, ten play, drive, featuring a 33-yard pass from Dellinger to Jared Shipley, and ending with a 6-yard touchdown run by Mark Ball, making the score 41-12 with 11 seconds left in the first half.
Levi Sager returned the Eagles kickoff for an 85-yard touchdown. Smith’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 48-12 as the first half came to an end.
The Mustangs started the second half at their own 45-yard line and Sager immediately galloped on a 55-yard touchdown run. Phil Propalis kicked the extra point to up the score to 55-12 at 11:14 in the third quarter.
The Eagles scored a touchdown on a 60-yard pass from Dellinger to Legrant and another on a 29-yard pass from Dellinger to Connor Snyder. The score was 55-24 at the end of three quarters.
The Eagles scored again on a 47-yard, 4 play drive ending with Dellinger’s 5-yard touchdown. Jared Shipley’s extra point kick made the score 55-31 at 10:18.
Mike Pugh returned the Eagles kickoff 52-yards to the Eagles 37-yard line and the Mustangs scored a touchdown 3 plays later with a 16-yard jaunt by Marty Deal. Tyler Zerbe blocked the extra point attempt and the score went to 61-31 with 7:18 left in the game.
The Eagles drove 65-yards in six plays, ending with Jared Shipley’s 2-yard touchdown run. His extra point kick made the final score 61-38 with 2:21 left in the game.
Jake Shaffer led the Mustangs defense with 7 tackles, followed by Ryan Sexton with 6, Marty Deal, Cody Fricke, Carnie Fryfogle, Jake Myers, and Levi Sager with 5 each, Jeff Hacker and Jeb Shipley with 4 each, Aaron Bosley, Dan Laird, Mike Pugh, and Matt Stroda with 3 each, Brady Conroy, Colby Fuhrman, Matt Funk, Cody Kephart, Kyle King, Tyrell McCleary, and Billy Utz with 2 each, and Casey Froehlich, Dillon Langenfeld, Jimmy Nicklas, Keith Pappas, Bobby Porter, Norton Redding, and Woody Stetter with 1 tackle each. Fricke recorded 2 sacks, a pass hurry, and 2 pass defenses, Bosley and Fryfogle each recorded a pass hurry, and Nicklas recorded a pass defense, for the Mustangs.
Mike Pugh returned 4 kickoffs for 87-yards, with the longest going for 52-yards, Levi Sager returned a kickoff for 85-yards and a touchdown, Tyrell McCleary returned a kickoff for 26-yards and Jeff Hacker returned a kickoff for 2-yards for the Mustangs. Sager also fair caught 1 punt and returned 1 for 11-yards, for the Mustangs. Norton Redding kicked off 7 times for 299-yards, with the longest going for 55-yards, and Mike Felton kicked off 2 times for 87-yards, with the longest going for 44-yards, for the Mustangs. Hacker punted 1 time for 22-yards for the Mustangs.
Aaron Bosley, Mason Brady, Cody Fricke, Colby Fuhrman, Dan Laird, Kyle Mahorney, Jake Myers, Ryan Sexton, Jake Shaffer, Billy Utz, and Anthony Wildasin manned the offensive and defensive line and linebacker positions, with help from Brady Conroy, Carnie Fryfogle, Jeff Hacker, Cody Kephart, Matt Funk, Norton Redding, Woody Stetter, Matt Stroda, and Leonard Sturgis. Jimmy Nicklas, Levi Sager, and Jeb Shipley patrolled the secondary, with help from Casey Froehlich, Marty Deal, Tyrell McCleary, and Mike Pugh, for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs gained 349-yards rushing and 155-yards passing for a total of 504- yards of offense. Levi Sager led the Mustangs rushing attack with 4 carries for 88-yards (including touchdowns of 22 and 55-yards), followed by J. R. Mummert with 7 for 79-yards (including a 22-yard touchdown), Mike Felton with 1 for 77-yards and a touchdown, Jeb Shipley with 4 for 38-yards, Marty Deal with 4 for 30-yards (including a 16-yard touchdown), Kyle King with 2 for 20-yards (including a 13-yard touchdown), Mike Pugh with 2 for 12-yards, Matt Stroda with 1 for 8-yards, Reid Cruz with 1 for 1-yard, Jeff Hacker with 2 for no yards, and Carnie Fryfogle with 1 for minus 4-yards. Quarterback Ian Smith completed 4 of 7 passes for 141-yards and 2 touchdowns, 1 for 39-yards to Shipley, 1 for 36-yards to King, 1 for 35-yards and a touchdown to Jimmy Nicklas, and 1 for 31-yards and a touchdown to Kyle Mahorney, and quarterback Bobby Porter completed 1 of 2 passes for 14-yards to Cody Kephart, for the Mustangs. Levi Sager returned a kickoff 85-yards for a touchdown, Ian Smith kicked 6 extra points, Phil Propalis kicked an extra point, and Ryan Sexton recovered a fumble for the Mustangs.
Mike Leprosti led the Eagles with 9 tackles, followed by Joe Colon with 6, Josh Firestone and Connor Snyder with 5 each, Zach Bachynski and Jeff Wesko with 3 each, Brad Smith and Jason Snyder with 2 each, and Dylan Border, Sean Finley, Tyler Fisher, Chris Hege, Kiem Legrant, and Dan Mikos with 1 tackle each. Jared Shipley kicked 2 extra points and intercepted a pass and Tyler Zerbe blocked an extra point kick, for the Eagles.
Kiem Legrant returned 6 kickoffs for 183-yards, with the longest going for 87-yards, Jared Shipley returned 1 for 9-yards, Jeff Wesko returned 1 for 8-yards, and Taylor Winkleman returned 1 kickoff for minus 3-yards for the Eagles. Mike Lopreski kicked off 7 times for 307-yards and Devin Dellinger punted 4 times for 133-yards for the Eagles.
The Eagles gained 152-yards rushing and 195-yards passing for a total offense of 347-yards. Kiem Legrant led the Eagles rushing attack with 2 carries for 50-yards, followed by Devin Dellinger with 8 for 34-yards (including 2 touchdowns of 5-yards each), Jared Shipley with 3 for 33-yards (including a 2-yard touchdown), Mark Ball with 10 for 22-yards (including a 6-yard touchdown), Zach Bachynski with 3 for 13-yards, and Connor Snyder with 1 for no yards. Quarterback Dellinger completed 12 of 20 passes for 195-yards and 2 touchdowns, 2 for 94-yards to Legrant (including a 60-yard touchdown), 2 for 38-yards to Snyder (including a 29-yard touchdown), 3 for 23-yards to Brad Smith, 2 for 20-yards to Ball, 1 for 10-yards to Taylor Winkleman, 1 for 6-yards to Josh Firestone, and 1 for 4-yards to Jose Colon, for the Eagles. Jared Shipley kicked 2 extra points for the Eagles.
The 83 member 9-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 half time performance. The field production of the 2009 edition of the Band, under the guidance of second year Director Ethan Clark, is titled “Horsing Around in the Mustang Corral” and is a 50th anniversary musical celebration featuring the school “Alma Mater,” “Magnificent 7,” a lullaby of “All The Pretty Little Horses,” and “The Red Pony.” The 141 member Dover Eagles Marching Band and the 92 member 7th and 8th grade Concert Band entertained the crowd with pregame time performance of Twist and Shout, Blueberry Hill and Shake Rattle and Roll. Then the Eagles Marching Band performed their regular program after the game with the “Music of Queen,” including the tunes “Bicycle Ride,” “Body Language,” “We Will Rock You,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Recently the Dover district was named one of the “100 Best Communities in the Nation for Music Education.” The 22 members strong Mustangs Cheer Leading squad roused the faithful all during this high scoring game.
The Mustangs of South Western are 4-0-0 overall and 1-0-0 in York Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.
Don Seidenstricker has a 177-77-1 (.697) record as coach of the Mustangs, who have a career record of 318-195-8. The results of the 521 games played in the history of the South Western Mustangs are a career .620 winning percentage and a .626 non-losing percentage.
Next week the Mustangs host the Wildcats of Dallastown. Dallastown (2-2 overall, 1-0 league) is coming off of a 16-0 shutout over the Colonials of New Oxford. From here it looks like the Mustangs have hit their stride and are set to continue their winning ways. GO MUSTANGS GO