Friday, December 19, 2014

Area football teams roll to wins

By The Herald Staff | 9/27/2013

POMONA — Fullback Josh Napper ran for 260 yards and four touchdowns on the way to West Franklin’s 54-7 stomping of Herington Friday in Pomona.

“(Napper) had a lot of long runs like he usually does,” Chris Mickelson, West Franklin coach, said. “The offensive line did a good job of springing him early.”

POMONA — Fullback Josh Napper ran for 260 yards and four touchdowns on the way to West Franklin’s 54-7 stomping of Herington Friday in Pomona.

“(Napper) had a lot of long runs like he usually does,” Chris Mickelson, West Franklin coach, said. “The offensive line did a good job of springing him early.”

Quarterback Emmerson Reece ran for a touchdown and passed for another for the Falcons, Mickelson said.

“We played tough,” he said. “We had some good things and some bad things.”

West Franklin (2-2) plays at home 7 p.m. Friday against Mission Valley.

“They are going to be a good matchup,” Mickelson said. “They are about as good as we are.”

Wellsville 48, Osawatomie 14

OSAWATOMIE — The Eagles racked up 36 second-quarter points on the way to their third consecutive win Friday. Wellsville knocked off Osawatomie 48-14 on the road to move to 3-1 on the season. The win didn’t come without some strategy, head coach Brad Burkdoll, said. Wellsville fell behind 7-6 at the end of the first quarter.

“They did a good job of stopping our rushing inside in the first quarter,” Burkdoll said. “We ran a couple stretch plays and bubble passes that loosened their defense up.”

Burkdoll said once again the defense was the key in the victory.

“Our defense as a whole continues to play good,” he said. “We feed off of our defense.”

Senior linebacker Luke Meyer led the team in tackles with 12.

On the offensive side of the ball, junior running back Brett Osbern had seven carries for 196 yards and three touchdowns.

“(Osbern) had a big week last week and followed it up with a big week this week,” Burkdoll said.

Senior wide receiver Carter Mann added a receiving touchdown and a punt return touchdown for the Eagles. Wellsville piled up 480 yards of total offense, 361 of them coming on the ground.

Wellsville returns home 7 p.m. Friday for their homecoming matchup with Anderson County.

“It is going to be a challenge,” Burkdoll said. “They’ve got some good seniors this year and I know they are hungry for a win.”

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