Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 12, 2018
- COMETS: 17
ELIZABETHTOWN AREA HIGH SCHOOL: 52
The football team got off to a strong start Friday night.
Manor opened the scoring when Aaron Gale hit Josh Gibson with a 13-yard TD pass on the first drive of the game. The Bears tied the score after taking advantage of a botched punt with a 16-yard touchdown pass but the Comets went back in front with a 27 yard field goal by Liam Hart to end the first quarter up 10-7.
E-town opened the second frame with an 8-yard running score and the Comets answered when Gale tossed a 74-yard scoring pass to Stephen Albright (119 yards receiving). Hart's PAT gave the visitors a 17-14 edge. It was their last lead of the night as the Bears not only rallied for three more second quarter scores but picked up 17 second half points as well.
"We ended the half with two turnovers in about three minutes and they took advantage," said head coach John Brubaker. "Then twice we had the ball in the red zone and settled for a field goal. Just some missed opportunities.
Gale passed for 179 yards, completing 10-of-26. E-town's Cole Patrick answered with 350 yards on 18-of-27 attempts and leads the league with 2, 143 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Sophomore running back Isaiah Stoltzfus led the defense with five solo tackles with Josh Gibson, who finished with 40 yards rushing and 51 receiving, also contributing.
"Isaiah is a two way player and a solid contributor," said Brubaker. "Keaton Eachus, a senior back from a concussion, also did a nice job blocking on the offensive line. And Liam Hart is doing a great job kicking. He has 11 kickoffs in the end zone so far.
"We're young (10 active seniors, 8 juniors) so we're just going to keep plugging away," Brubaker continued. "At times we have eight sophomores on the field so we'll have experience coming back."
Players of the Week:
Offense: Greg Zanowiak
Defense: Zach Banta
Impact: Isaiah Stoltzfus
Scout Player: Nick Mann