Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
Glendale RB's tough on Pirates by John Fleck
WILLIAMSBURG — Glendale dominated Williamsburg on the stat sheet Friday night, but thanks to several big plays from Jahmarea Wansley, the Blue Pirates trailed by just six midway through the fourth quarter.
An interception and long run on back-to-back plays ended Williamsburg’s comeback bid, however, and the Vikings went on to a 26-14 win Friday night at Veterans Memorial Field.
Glendale had two backs rush for over 100 yards and another gain 84 to finish with 374 yards on the ground. Williamsburg managed just 125 yards of total offense and turned the ball over five times.
The game was also the head coaching debut for both Glendale’s Spank Trexler and Williamsburg’s Ryan Hileman.
Plays of the game: With 7:15 left in the game, Williamsburg had the ball at the Glendale 16 down six points when Seth Dudurich snuffed out the drive with an interception. Tristan Rutter broke off a 76-yard touchdown on the next play to put Glendale up 26-14.
Players of the game: Dudurich ran for 121 yards on 14 carries and made a fourth-quarter interception to end Williamsburg’s potential game-winning drive. Rutter ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.
Unsung hero: Glendale center Tim Williams recovered two fumbles.
Most vital statistic: Williamsburg had five turnovers.
Glendale coach Spank Trexler: “We try to wear the other team down. We’re blessed with a lot of size on the line and in the backfield. We have a lot of wrestlers that like the physical part of it and gives us a very punishing style.
Williamsburg coach Ryan Hileman: “It’s hard to overcome turnovers. We weathered them at first. That last one kind of broke our backs. We had hit the slant earlier and were looking to hit again. It was just an overthrow. We wish we could have it back, but you just don’t get that back.”
Notable: Wansley accounted for 212 all-purpose yards. The 5-foot-10 junior had 62 yards rushing, 38 yards receiving, 21 yards passing and 91 return yards. His 77-yard return of the opening kickoff set up the Blue Pirates first touchdown, which came on the team’s first offensive play from scrimmage. Williamsburg center Shane Dixon also suffered a knee injury on the play and did not return.
Records: Glendale (1-0), Williamsburg (0-1)
Next week: Glendale at Bellwood-Antis; Williamsburg hosts Claysburg-Kimmel.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Glendale 7 7 6 6 — 26
Williamsburg 6 0 8 0 — 14
W–McCall 8 pass from Uplinger (pass failed), 11:35.
G–Johnston 22 pass from Misiura (Cavalet kick), 6:28.
G–Rutter 1 run (Cavalet kick), 6:48.
G–Johnston 8 run (kick failed), 3:33.
W–Wansley 60 run (Wansley run), 3:11.
G–Rutter 76 run (run failed), 6:47.
TEAM STATISTICS G W
First downs 17 5
Total yards 396 125
Rushes-yards 54-374 13-30
Yards passing 22 95
Passing (comp.-att.-int.) 1-7-1 8-17-2
Punts-avg. 3-30.7 1-53
Fumbles-lost 2-0 4-3
Penalties-yards 11-68 4-35
RUSHING–Glendale, Johnston 17-84, Dudurich 14-121, Rutter 12-142, Misiura 10-29, TEAM 1(-2). Williamsburg, Brantner 3-3, Uplinger 5-(-25), McCall 1-(-5), Wansley 3-62, TEAM 1-(-5).
PASSING–Glendale, Misiura 1-5-1-22, TEAM 0-2-0-0. Williamsburg, Uplinger 7-14-2-74, Wansley 1-3-0-21.
RECEIVING–Glendale, Johnston 1-22. Williamsburg, McCall 3-16, Palmer 2-35, Brantner 1-6, Wansley 2-38.