SOUTH WESTERN MUSTANGS GRIDIRON 2013-2
By Bill Engelhardt
Friday evening, August 30, the Mustangs of South Western visited the Warriors
of Gettysburg at Warrior Stadium and galloped and passed to a resounding 40-22
victory to begin their 54th season, the second under head coach Damian
Poalucci. Mustangs’ running
back Dillon Thomas kept the offense moving with 153-yards rushing on 15
carries. He scored 2 rushing touchdowns for
the Mustangs. Quarterback Tyler Sterner
accounted for 217-yards and 3 touchdowns passing on 10 completions to round out
the well-balanced offense.
opened the game and punted after a five play 11-yard drive. The Mustangs wasted no time in driving
65-yards in two plays, featuring a 6-yard pass from Sterner to Brady Thayer and
a 59-yard touchdown jaunt by Thomas.
Brock Geiman’s extra point kick put the Mustangs up 7-0 at the 8:51 mark
in the first quarter.
went three and out and punted. The
Mustangs drove 23-yards in 4 plays, featuring a 24-yard pass from Sterner to
Hunter Palmer, and punted. Logan Bowman
intercepted a Warrior’s pass but the Mustangs punted again. The Warriors drove 18-yards and punted.
then mounted a 66-yard four-play drive, featuring a 52-yard pass from Sterner
to the sure handed sophomore sensation Noah Staub and a 2-yard touchdown run by
Camden Brown. Geiman’s extra point kick
upped the score to 14-0 at the 10:30 point of the second quarter.
went three and out, including a sack for a 10-yard loss by Gunner Holtz, and
punted. The Mustangs then drove 54-yards
in four plays, ending with Sterner’s 35-yard touchdown pass to Thayer. Geiman’s extra point kick upped the score to
21-0 at the 6:10 mark of the second quarter.
then drove 57-yards in five plays, ending with a 43-yard touchdown pass from
Jesse Stouch to Tyler Lampe. The extra
point was missed and the score stood at 21-6 with 3:52 left in the half. That’s where the score stood at the end of
the first half.
opened the second half with a six play drive that ended with a Warrior’s
interception by Dalton Lyons at the Gettysburg 43-yard line. The Warriors went three and out, and suffered
another sack for an 8-yard loss by Holtz of the Mustangs.
The Mustangs then
drove 68-yards in seven plays, featuring a 12-yard pass from Sterner to Brown,
an 18-yard pass from Sterner to Wyatt Trostle, and a 13-yard touchdown pass
from Sterner to Staub. Geiman’s extra
point kick upped the score to 28-6 at the 3:28 mark of the third quarter.
went three and out and punted. The
Mustangs then drove 60-yards in five plays, ending with a 39-yard touchdown
pass from Sterner to Brandon McMinn. The
extra point attempt failed and the score went to 34-6 at the 11:14 mark of the
then struck quickly with a 71-yard touchdown jaunt by quarterback Jesse
Stouch. Stouch then threw a 2-point
conversion pass to Nathan Sharrah and the score went to 34-14 in favor of the
Mustangs with 10:53 left in the game.
thereafter the Warrior’s Michael Ingalsbe intercepted a Mustangs pass at the
Mustangs 10-yard line. Two plays later
The Warriors scored when Austin McGee fumbled into the end zone and the
Warriors recovered it for a touchdown.
Stouch threw a 2-point conversion pass to Lane Sherman and the score
went to 34-22 with 8:36 left in the game.
then drove 78-yards in eleven plays, featuring runs of 13, 8, 17, 4, and
2-yards by Thomas, and ending with his 13-yard touchdown run. That closed out the scoring at 40-22 in favor
of the Mustangs with 3:29 left in the game.
Brock Geiman kicked off 6
times for 257-yards, with the longest going for 57-yards, and punted 3 times
for 100-yards (for an average of 33.33-yards) with the longest going for 39-yards. Brady Thayer returned 3 punts for 12-yards,
with the longest going for 8-yards. Payton
Taylor returned 3 kickoffs for 34-yards, with the longest going for 18-yards,
for the Mustangs.
who had 8 tackles, 3 sacks, and a pass hurry, led the Mustangs defense,
followed by Dillon Thomas with 7 tackles, Tyler Jachelski with 5 tackles,
Domnick Holcombe, Ryan Krebs, Ryan Lane, Hunter Palmer, and Payton Taylor, with
3 tackles each, Logan Bowman with 2 tackles, an interception, and a pass hurry,
Wyatt Trostle with 2 tackles and a sack, Brenden Fahs, Brady Thayer, Jonas
Walter, Gage Thomas, and Aaron Uttley, with 2 tackles each, Skylar Bowman with
1 tackle and a pass hurry, Matt Helwig with 1 tackle, and Gus Landis with a
Rich Bosse, Skylar
Bowman, Matt Helwig, Domnick
Holcombe, Gunner Holtz, Tyler
Jachelski, Ryan Krebs, Gus Landis, Ryan Lane, Elder Sterner, Dillon Thomas,
Wyatt Trostle, Aaron Uttley, and Josh Walker, manned the offensive and
defensive line and linebacker positions.
Logan Bowman, Brenden
Fahs, Hunter Palmer, Payton Taylor, and Brady Thayer patrolled the secondary
for the Mustangs.
Mustangs gained 255-yards rushing and 217-yards passing for a total of
472-yards of offense. Quarterback
Tyler Sterner completed 10 of 15 passes for the 217-yards and 3 touchdowns, 2
for 65-yards to Noah Staub (including a 13-yard touchdown), 2 for 41-yards to
Brady Thayer (including a 35-yard touchdown), 1 for 39-yards and a touchdown to
Brandon McMinn, 1 for 24-yards to Hunter Palmer, 2 for 18-yards to Dillon
Thomas, 1 for 18-yards to Wyatt Trostle, and 1 for-12-yards to Camden Brown,
for the Mustangs. Thomas led the
Mustangs rushing attack with 15 carries for 153-yards (including touchdowns of
59 and 13-yards), followed by Brown with 12 for 54 (including a 2-yard
touchdown), Trostle with 9 for 33, Sterner with 4 for 17, Bret Hertzog with 1
for 3-yards, Miles Francis with 1 for no yards, Jonas Walter with 1 for minus
2-yards, and Ryan Krebs with 1 for minus 3-yards. Brock Geiman kicked 4 extra points, Logan
Bowman intercepted a pass and returned it 3-yards, Gunner Holtz recorded 3
sacks, Trostle and Josh Walker each recorded a sack, and Skylar Bowman, Holtz,
and Gus Landis each recorded a pass hurry, for the Mustangs.
Gettysburg Warriors rang up 104-yards rushing and 59-yards passing for a total
of 163-yards gained. Quarterback Jesse Stouch completed 5 of 11
passes for the 59-yards and 1 touchdown, 1 for 43-yards and a touchdown to
Tyler Lampe, 1 for 6-yards to Tyler Clapsaddle, 1 for 6-yards to Austin McGee,
1 for 6-yards to Kobe Wansel, and 1 for 1-yard to Jacob Boehner, for the Warriors. Stouch led the Warriors rushing attack with
71-yards on a 71-yard touchdown run, followed by Mitchell Hoffman with 3
carries for 19-yards, McGee with 6 for 14-yards, Wade Laudeman with 1 carry for
5-yards, Lane Sherman with 1 carry for no yards, and Boehner with 1 carry for
minus 3-yards. An unknown player
recovered a Warriors fumble into the end zone for a Warriors touchdown, Stouch
threw a 2-point conversion pass to Nathan Sharrah and a 2-point conversion pass
to Sherman, and Michael Ingalsbe and Dalton Lyons each intercepted a pass, for
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 half time performance, presenting their 2013 field show “Joyful
Beethoven.” The Ode to Joy theme from
the 9th Symphony is among the most recognizable melodies of all time. Throughout the show this melody was combined,
altered, and woven into many of Beethoven’s other compositions. The show opened with a bold statement of the
Ode to Joy theme that transitioned into the main theme from the fifth Symphony,
featuring a horn trio of Amanda Smith, Nicia Werner, and Briannah
Rohrbaugh. Following a brief interlude
of the Ode to Joy, the passion of the Egmont Overture was heard. The music evolved from passion to triumph as
the band segued into the Overture from Fidelio.
Mustangs and Warriors Cheer Leading squads were very impressive as they roused
the faithful on both sides of the field.
Mustangs of South Western are 1-0-0 overall and 0-0-0 in York Adams
Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division I league play.
Mustangs have a career record of 339-202-8.
The results of the 549 games played in the history of the South Western
Mustangs are a career .627 winning percentage and a .632 non-losing percentage.
week the Mustangs host the Colts of Cedar Cliff at the Mustang Corral. Cedar Cliff opened the season with a 53-7 win
over the Buckskins of Conestoga Valley.
The Mustangs displayed a well-balanced and exciting offense and solid
defense in their season opener. They are
looking to continue in their winning tradition and make this a memorable
season. GO MUSTANGS GO.