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Game 8 – Saturday, October 13, 2018

Neshaminy 41 – Bensalem 7

‘Skins dominate the Owls

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Bensalem: Perfect football weather for a Saturday afternoon at Bensalem Township Memorial Stadium where Head Coach Ed Cubbage and his Owls are preparing for Homecoming. The ‘Skins and the Owls have a long history of games going all the way back to 1930. Once a highly anticipated Thanksgiving Day match-up in our early years, the Owls moved into the regular season schedule after 1962.

The first half was a busy one for the ‘Skins. They won the coin toss and Logan Williamson took the opening kick 88 yards to the house for a touchdown. Jack Hughes’ kick was good and just like that the score was ‘Skins 7- Owls 0. Owls’ Shane Simmons then returned the ‘Skins kick 52 yards and the Owls managed to get down into ‘Skins territory on the 32 yard line but penalties forced a punt. The ball went back and forth quickly as both teams went out on downs. Then with 2:01 left in the 1st quarter Oleh ‘The Iceman” Manzyk steamrolled his way right down the middle for a 42 yard TD and Hughes was 2 for 2. Score ‘Skins 14 – Owls 0.

Five minutes into the 2nd quarter saw Chris James drive for 2 yards for a touchdown and again Hughes’ kick was good. Score was ‘Skins 21 – Owls 0. On the Owls’ next possession Chisom Ifeanyi strips the ball from middle linebacker Demetrius Coles. Manzyk recovers the fumble and quickly gets into the end zone where he also fumbles but Connor Moss jumps on the ball to score another 6. Hughes splits the uprights for another point. With 45 second left in the first half Williamson intercepted Tyler Barry’s pass and the ‘Skins took a knee to let the clock run out. Halftime score ‘Skins 28 – Owls 0.

The 2nd half began exactly as the 1st half ended with an interception, this time by Marcus Griffin. The ‘Skins made full use of the opportunity by moving the ball all the way down to the Owls 13 yard line where QB Brody McAndrew threw a beautiful pass to Zack Cannimore in the end zone for 6. An offside penalty on the Owls on the first extra point attempt was declined and Hughes’ second kick was as good as his first bringing the score to ‘Skins 35 – Owls 0 and the mercy rule took effect. Freshman QB Gavin O’Connor and some new faces took over with 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.

Going into the 4th quarter the Owls gathered momentum and put together a steady drive of runs all the way to the ‘Skins 20 yard line where Jared O’Connell brought it in for 6 and Dawson Fontaine’s kick was good. Score ‘Skins 35 – Owls 7.

The ‘Skins put together a series of plays which featured some nice running by O’Connor, Greg Orleski and a 10 yard pass to Luke Yeager. Of note is a pass to Dayvon Tinsley who managed to catch and keep the ball even after it was tipped by an Owl defenseman to gain 16 yards. Once on the Owls’ 10 yard line O’Connor brought it home himself for 6. Lining up for a two point conversion, the ‘Skins elected to take a knee and the clock ran out. Final score was ‘Skins 41 – Owls 7.

Hats off to Jack Hughes who was 5 for 5 on PATs and to Marcus Griffin, Emmanual Ampofo and Logan Williamson who each had an interception.

Captain for the game – #5 Oleh Manzyk, #12 Brody McAndrew, #25 Cory Joyce and #88 Bobby Buchys

We thank the Owls for their hospitality and we congratulate their Homecoming King and Queen. Best of luck in their future games!

We are home next week for Pink-Out night when we host the Council Rock South Hawks whose record is also 5-3. Make sure you get there early as it is sure to be a packed crowd as this is a highly anticipated game.

Good night Mrs. B!

Boxscore

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Neshaminy
14
14
7
6
41
Bensalem
0
0
0
7
7

 

Team Qtr Time Description NHS OPP
N
1
11:45
Logan Williamson 88 yd TD run on kick return and Jack Hughes kick is good
7
0
N
1
2:01
42 yard TD run by Oleh Manzyk and Hughes kick is good
14
0
N
2
5:28
2 yard TD run by Chris James and Hughes kick is good
21
0
N
2
4:34
Connor Moss falls on fumble in end zone for score after Manzyk strips the ball from Owls and Hughes kick is good
28
0
N
3
9:35
Brody McAndrew 13 yard pass to Zach Cannimore in end zone for TD and Hughes kick is good
35
0
B
4
8:54
16 yard TD run by Jared O’Connell and Dawson Fontaine kick is good
35
7
N
4
00:30
10 yard TD run by Gavin O’Connor and ‘Skins take a knee on 2 point conversion attempt
41
7

Photos

Photos courtesy of Jesse Garber

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Videos by Jack Haston

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WBCB Offensive Player of the Game

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Offense: #12 Brody McAndrew QB

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#12 Brody McAndrew

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Defense: #10 Logan Williamson DB

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#20 Logan Williamson

Sterling Limousine Players of the Week

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Honorable Mention: Chris James, Neshaminy

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#29 Chris James

The sophomore running back had 97 yards and a touchdown in Neshaminy’s 41-7 win over Bensalem.

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