Mounties rush for 319 yards in win over Raiders
South Williamsport knew it would be a heading into a dog fight Friday night against Montgomery.
The Mounties came prepared and battled through injues to beat Montgomery, 50-36. Luke Winner was an absolute workhorse for South Williamsport, rushing for 177 yards and turning in 4 touchdowns to power South Williamsport.
“We came out of the blocks hard and we started a little slow, but we turned it on in the second half and finished strong,” Winner said. “I know I am a senior, I have been a four year starter so it’s my duty to step up and lead my team and I think I did a pretty good job of that tonight.”
Winner was not the only Mountaineer that stepped up when the moment was on. Lane Lusk also was not afraid of the moment and was everywhere Friday.
Lusk had 74 yards on the ground and perhaps the biggest play of the game came when he stripped the ball from the running back and returned the ball all the way to the endzone.
That was a crucial play the stopped all Montgomery’s momentum and turned the side for South Williamsport.
“I thought we battled through a ton of adversity because Montgomery came in and did a real good job. Every time they would pull ahead, we came right back and make a big play and make a stop, but hats off to them everytime we plugged guys in they all did a really nice job,” South Williamsport coach Chris Eiswerth said. “Nelson with a huge interception return really sparked the momentum and the offensive line really imposed their will and we started getting stops so we were petty happy with that.”
South showed tonight they have strength in numbers and plan on opposing their will the rest of the season.
Logan Almedia had a huge night for the Red Raiders, throwing for 317 yards on 20 completions. Steven Prince led the Red Raiders with 10 receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown and Maurice Walters had 81 receiving yards. Coltin Hans also had 75 receiving yards.
South Williamsport ended with 319 rushing yards on 44 carries and had 439 yards of total offense.
Landon Lorson threw for 120 yards and a touchdown for the Mounties.