On Friday, October 6, the Pennsbury Falcons had a truly spectacular game against the Harry S. Truman Tigers.
Truman had a good start, picking up a first down after a big run on fourth down by Sayyid Saunders and finishing the drive with a 26-yard rushing touchdown by Terrence Rodgers. After a 14-yard run by Zach Demarchis, Pennsbury was able to make it 7-7 by the end of the first quarter.
At the beginning of the second quarter, Pennsbury started off fast with a touchdown after a quarterback sneak by Demarchis at the 11:03 minute mark; however, the extra point was missed. The Tigers scored again as well when Dylan Snelling made a 22-yard run for a touchdown, but they also missed their extra point. This made it 13-13. The final points of the first half came from Demarchis, who ran it in five yards for a touchdown. This brought the game to 20-13 by halftime.
For most of the third quarter, both teams were unable to score. It wasn’t until the 04:44 minute mark that Zach Demarchis was able to put more points on the board for the Falcons, giving them a 27-13 lead. Jay Von McNeill would score again for the Falcons, but the Tigers answered with their own touchdown after Javeer Peterson scored on a kickoff return, making it 34-20 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Pennsbury’s Gary Minnes intercepted a long pass to Truman’s Sayyid Saunders. Immediately after the interception, Zach Demarchis gained his fifth touchdown after he ran for 90 yards. When the Tigers regained possession of the ball, Terrence Rodgers earned his second touchdown of the night on a 60-yard run, but they missed their extra point again. This brought the game to 41-26.
On the following drive, Demarchis got the last six points of the game for Pennsbury, and his sixth touchdown, when he threw a 27-yard pass to Austin Palmer. Although Sayyid Saunders would score six more points for the Tigers with a 65-yard run, it wasn’t enough and Pennsbury ultimately won 47-32. The Falcons, now 6-1, will go against the Council Rock South Golden Hawks this Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m. The Tigers will face the Abington Galloping Ghosts on Saturday, October 14 at 7 p.m.
By David Shilling and Leon Boone