Langhorne: We are back home on a foggy, cold and rainy night at The Ridge for Homecoming. Visiting us for tonight’s game is Kyle Beller and his Pennridge Rams. An opponent since 1956, our lifetime record with Pennridge is 19-10-0. The Rams are coming in tonight at 2-3 and the ‘Skins are coming in at 2-3.
The ‘Skins get the ball to start the game and put together a nice drive on the ground, effectively running the ball. Connor Frederick was the lone receiver and with his third reception in the end zone, put 6 points on the board. Kayden Nicastro’s kick was good and the score is ‘Skins 7 – Rams – 0.
Ball to the Rams who were forced to punt after getting themselves into a 4th and 21 situation on their first possession.
The ‘Skins end the quarter with possession of the ball on their own 40 yard line.
The rain affects the game as the 2nd quarter begins with a Neshaminy fumble, immediately followed by a Rams’ fumble. The “Skins offense is then back on the field but are forced to punt.
The ball then goes back and forth as neither team can make their downs.
The “Skins defense goes to work on the Rams next drive but Sam Kuhns scores on a 50 yard pass and run and Aiden Hatfield’s kick is good. Score ‘Skins 7 – Rams 7.
Travis Lavelah throws down some impressive runs and Frederick shows his sure hands with some almost impossible catches to get Neshaminy into scoring position. With the rain coming down, Nicastro kicks a field goal and the score is ‘Skins 10 – Rams 7. Michael Eckart intercepts a Rams throw and the clock runs out seconds later.
Congrats to the King and Queen of Homecoming! From the wonderfully decorated golf carts to the on field selection process, this celebration is one of my favorites.
The Rams start up the 3rd quarter, but a holding penalty put them in a 2nd and 13 situation from which they could not recover.
Ball to ‘Skins and the ‘Skins offense put on a show, with Lavelah and Carter Clee eating up the yards. Looking at a 4th and 4, Frederick saves the drive with a tremendous catch. QB Colin Baker runs the ball to the 1 yard line where Lavelah scores. Nicastro’s kick is good and the score is ‘Skins 17 – Rams 7.
Jared Molle shot out from the defensive line like a rocket to sack the Rams’ quarterback, forcing a Rams punt.
Then the ‘Skins, in a 3rd and 15, are forced to punt, and both sides switch with the Rams on their own 28.
The 4th quarter begins with the Rams doing the punting.
The ‘Skins started their drive on their own 34. They ate up the clock with runs and turned the ball over on downs with minutes left in the game. The Rams were then unable to move the ball.
Ball back to the ‘Skins, who run out the clock to end the game with a score of ‘Skins 17 – Rams 7.
The ‘Skins offensive front was impressive tonight with great blocking. The defense held the Rams to 7 and were aggressive all night. Travis Lavelah was on fire tonight, pounding out run after run. Connor Frederick thrilled with some almost impossible catches. Kayden Nicastro remains steady and sure, continuing to impress us with his kicks.
The wet weather was a significant factor in this game. It slowed Nicastro’s kicks and caused multiple fumbles by both teams.
Captains: 3 John Morris, 12 Colton Clee, 21 Demacio Cooper and 81 Jason Guyon
We wish Coach Beller and his Rams a good 2023 season and we thank them for a hard, well fought game.
We are home again next week against Central Bucks West. We need all the fans to come and cheer on our players. We will see you there!
Good night Mrs. B!
|4 yard TD pass Colin Baker to Connor Frederick and Kayden Nicastro kick is good
|50 yard TD pass to Sam Kuhns and Aiden Hatfield's kick is good
|Nicastro field goal
|1 yard TD run Travis Lavelah and Nicastro kick is good
Video courtesy of Statistician Nick Rapciewicz