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Warriors Start the Football Season at 1-1

Captain Collin O’Niel bringing out the team holding the American flag vs PW
Captain Collin O’Niel bringing out the team holding the American flag vs PW

Methacton football is off and running with a 16-13 win in week 1 against the Pottsgrove Falcons and a diminishing 35-0 loss to the Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonials in week 2. Both games were played at the stadium turf field here at Methacton.

Let’s start with the week 1 win over the Falcons. Colby Howarth got his first start at the helm of the Warriors offense. He proved himself with 13 rushes for 22 yards and 2 TDs on the rushing side. Senior running back, Wes Conover, was beside him for much of the game adding 21 rushes for 81 yards and 2 receptions for 16 yards. Things got dicey with Methacton up by 3 with 2:42 to go when Howarth was unable to grab the snap which led to a turnover on the Pottsgrove 43-yard line leaving plenty of time for a tying FG or winning TD. With the clock down to 1:14, and 1st and 10 on the Warrior’s 22-yard line, Gabe Rinda throws into double coverage looking for his top wideout Bryce Caffery and Joseph Benson steps up to make the play of the game to secure the win.

After the game, Coach Kennedy remarked, “When you come up big like that, it’s big! Joe made a big play, there is no doubt about it.” 

Week 2 was a different story on a Thursday night at Methacton. The Warriors came in looking for revenge from last season and a huge upset. Conover led the team in rushing but was held to just 9 yards on 10 carries, with nothing going, 35-0 was the final score falling to the Colonials.

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At the moment, the Warriors are right back to where they started this season and ended last season, at .500. They look to make another playoff berth, following last season’s 11th-ranked team. Currently, they are at 17, but there is still a lot of football to be played. Looking ahead, this week they head up to Radnor to face the Raptors who are currently 0-2. A lot to look forward to as Methacton football is back on the roll!

 

PHOTOS VIA: TIFFANY & WYATT STEMLER

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