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Scores and Recaps
Varsity: ANC - 12 vs Tatnall - 40
Credit to the guys. They never gave up and there was no lack of effort. We let a couple of good football players beat us, and they did that handily. We had a paper thin squad, but those guys who came in to replace our starters and for those many who played in different positions, took on the challenge well.
Congrats to Amir, who probably had his best game on the ground and had two TDs. In addition, Victor probably played his best offensive game as he dominated the opposition. Finally, Aramis put in a good shift as he worked for tough yards inside.
Varsity: ANC - 6 vs Bristol - 49
Another great start to the game: Two plays and we were up 6-0, set up by great blocking and two runs by Aramis and Amir. It was a great boost for us. We were effectively out 6 starters from last game; not good for a team as thin as we are. And we were playing Bristol, the Bicennential Athletic League winners, a team that has only lost one game, and no doubt playoff bound.
But, as has been happening all year, things broke down. We had them on a 3rd and long on their first drive, but they threw it over our heads for a long gain, which set up their first score. Then our offense started making mistakes on their assignments and we were forced to punt the ball. Poor punt coverage set up another TD for Bristol. Then they recovered a pooch kick as a result of a miscommunication on our Kick off return team. At the same time we lost two of our starters on defense for the game. We had to scramble because we were almost out of players to put into the game. People were playing out of position and we had JV kids in there who have never played in a varsity game.
Within minutes the game was out of hand, and we were back where we have been several times before: beaten at halftime. We played strong in the second half and had a couple chances to score, but couldn't take them.
Final score: 49-6
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Varsity: ANC - 6 vs Pennington - 35
We got off to a great start in front of Pennington's homecoming crowd, holding their offense to a 3 and out and got the ball back on our own 30. On our first offensive play from scrimmage, Shane took it 60 yds before being brought down at Pennington's 10 yd. line. We were held on downs and decided to try a FG, which was no good. One play later and Pennington was up 7-0. Our shaky confidence did not hold. What followed was a sort of implosion. We gave their most talented player too much space to run on too many occasions and he took full advantage. On offense, we struggled to make yards. At halftime it was 35-0,
We, unfortunately, had been here before. They were challenged to salvage some pride in the second half, and they by and large did so. We should have scored twice, but for a missed assignment. In the end, Aramis scored a consolation TD that was set up by a pass from Landon to Shane. Some good work was done by freshman Anthony W., as well as junior Rashee H., and the versatile freshman Charlie C., who completed a nice pass to Dan U., near the end of the game.
As I intimated before, the schedule gets no easier. Bristol under the lights next week. We will probably be without some crucial players (Brett, Tino, perhaps Walter and Caelan), so that makes it all the more challenging.
Varsity: ANC - 32 vs Perkiomen- 48
It was an absolutely beautiful day for football last Saturday as the field filled up with spectators to enjoy, hopefully, a strong outing from the Lions football team.
ANC got off to a strong start. After forcing the visiting Perkiomen Panthers to turn the ball over on downs, a methodical drive ended with a nice cutback run by Shane to score the first touchdown.
The Panthers proceeded to do the same and successfully completed their two point conversion, taking the lead 8-7. ANC again drove methodically into the red zone, where on a 3rd and goal Landon found Zahir in the corner of the end zone for a TD. Shane's PAT was good, ANC leads 14-8.
It is at this point that things started unraveling for ANC. A long TD pass, followed by a long TD run and an interception return for a TD put the Panthers ahead at halftime 28-14.
ANC came out of the half hoping to get a stop against Perkiomen's offense, but were unable to do so. Still, the offense found the end zone after a few nice runs by Amir and a nice pass from Landon to Brett that set up a TD for Tylar. After another successful TD drive Perkiomen, ANC responded again with a TD of their own when Landon found Shane, who broke through a tackle to score his 2nd TD.
A final consolation drive was capped off by a Landon to Zahir pass. Final score: 32-48.
Overall, there some positives to take away from the game, but some the same problems continue to hamper us (negative plays on offense, inability to stop the run on D).
We have 3 more tough games against good opponents, so we will need to keep fighting.
Varsity: ANC 13 vs Morrisville 31
ANC attempted to get back to winning ways against an athletic Morrisville team at home yesterday. Things did not start off well, when in the first possession, Landon was hit while throwing, leading to an interception return for a touchdown. Problems in execution hampered the ANC offense, but it got a chance to get in the end zone after a fumble recovery by Scott W. A nice catch from Zahir M. set up an Aramis A. score from 6 yds out. Shortly thereafter, Aramis injured his shoulder and could not finish the game.
The half ended 7-7. Morrisville received the kickoff and engineered a scoring drive that put them up 14-7. ANC responded with a nice throw and catch to Shane, and an impressive 3rd and long reception for a touchdown by Zahir M. (as a result of a great read by Landon E.) The two point conversion was no good, leaving the score 14-13, Morrisville leading.
Morrisville continued to pound the football and scored two more touchdowns, while ANC's offense was unable to score again. Final score: 31-13.
I don't have the exact numbers, but Brett T. no doubt led the team in tackles, and had a few important runs on offense, Amir N. had some good runs, and as noted above, Zahir came up with two crucial receptions.
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Varsity: ANC 7 vs Lower Moreland 12
It was a beautiful day on Saturday, a great day for football, but ultimately a difficult loss for ANC against a disciplined Lower Moreland team. Lacking execution on offense and an inability to get Lower Moreland's offense off the field, Lower Moreland ended up scoring the winning touchdown midway through the 4th quarter after Aramis A. ran in the go-ahead touchdown for ANC in the 3rd quarter. The touchdown was set up by a heads-up play by Brett T. who played a great game on defense. But a defensive lapse allowed LM to score the go ahead touchdown with 6 minutes to play. Unfortunately ANC's offensive miscues continued and LM was allowed to run out the clock, winning 12-7.
A few highlights: Victor P. was a handful in the 2nd half on the defensive line.
Some great running by Amir N. and Shane M., as well as Aramis A.
We play our 2nd league game next week at home vs. Morrisville.
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Varsity: ANC 14 vs Springfield 34
ANC's football team lost it's first game of the season against a strong Springfield team on Friday night. In the first half, ANC struggled to get anything going on offense, while the defense worked hard to contain the potent running attack of the Spartans. Forcing the Spartans to punt twice, while holding them on two fourth downs (one deep in our territory), it looked like we would enter the half down 7-0. Unfortunately, a blocked punt with 3 minutes to in the second gave the Spartans a great opportunity to double their lead, which they did successfully. Still in it in the 3rd quarter Alex H. forced and recovered a fumble that put us right back in it. But the turnover ultimately did not lead to any points despite fine work by Brett T. and Shane M.
After that, ANC's defense finally broke and gave up several long Spartan TD runs. Two consolation TDs by Walter K. and Aramis A. provided a positive boost in an otherwise difficult game. Special recognition to Victor P., Tino N., and Alex H. and the rest of the line, who worked hard to open holes for ANC's running backs.