Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 27, 2019
- COMETS: 61
J P MCCASKEY HIGH SCHOOL: 20
Penn Manor pushes past McCaskey for 61-20 Section 1 victory
- MIKE POLLIS | LNP CORRESPONDENT
At one point late in the fourth quarter Friday night, Penn Manor had rushed 33 times for 333 yards. This repetition was symbolic of the repetitive dominance the Comets enjoyed all night.
Penn Manor ran all over McCaskey from the opening minutes of the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section One game on its way to a 61-20 victory.
After a 30-yard completion from Luke Braas to Kyle Murr on the game’s first play, running back Isaiah Stoltzfus took over. The junior carried the ball on the next seven plays, covering 50 yards before scoring the game’s first touchdown and capping it with a 2-point conversion.
Stoltzfus continued his dominance throughout the first half, rushing 13 times for 114 yards while scoring three touchdowns.
While Stoltzfus pummeled the Red Tornado (0-3 L-L, 0-6 overall) with his consistency, senior Comets' running back Josh Gibson exploded for two big plays, scoring on runs of 35 and 65 yards in the second half.
Penn Manor’s defense also chipped in, as Logan Legenstein intercepted a pass and returned it 65 yards for a score.
Meanwhile, McCaskey could not get out of its own way, committing 10 first-half penalties.
The second half started no better for McCaskey, as Penn Manor's Max Jesberger intercepted a pass on the first play. That was followed by another McCaskey penalty, its second personal foul. A few plays later, Stoltzfus tallied his fourth touchdown.
Stars of the game
McCaskey simply had no answer for Gibson and Stoltzfus, or the Comets’ offensive line.
Pre Game Pre View from Lancaster On Line:
McCaskey (0-2, 0-5) at Penn Manor (0-2, 1-4): The Red Tornado has a chance to pick up its first win under new coach Sam London, as McCaskey is still looking to snap a lengthy losing streak that sits at 11 games. Meanwhile, the Comets have lost four straight but did show some life in last week’s 51-24 loss to Wilson, in which Penn Manor took the first lead, 8-0, and put up a season-high in points.