BROCKWAY - The Kane Wolves travelled to Brockway to take on the Rovers on a good night for high school football.
The Brockway Rovers used a strong running game and got some great blocking up front to open up holes for the running backs. They were able to collect two first downs and put the young defense on their heels early. Then with just a little under nine minutes to go in the first quarter they got back to back nice runs culminating in the first score of the game with a big 43-yard touchdown. The PAT was good.
Kane got a nice 23-yard run back by Sean Rolick to give the visitors some much needed energy. The energy was short-lived as the Rover defense forced a four-and-out. The Rovers took over on downs and continued with their strong running game picking up big chunks of yardage. Then Kane's defense came up strong as they held the Rovers out of the end zone and took over on downs. With their backs to the goal line starting at the 5-yard line they got a big face mask penalty and were able to pick up a first down and give themselves some room to operate.
Brockway was able to hold Kane to only one first down and force another punt. With only 1:17 left in the half the offensive line opened up some huge holes and the quarterback was able to pick up 34 yards. One play later with only 20 seconds to go in the half they got another big run and with the PAT took a 14-0 lead into the second quarter.
The second quarter the teams exchanged punts. Kane was able to win the battle of field position as they started their next possession around midfield. A big pass completion of 20 yards to Tyler Ennis moved the ball inside the 30-yard line. After an incomplete pass Sean Jordan found the tight end Gunnar Emberg for a nice 17-yard completion and now the Wolves had a little momentum on their side with the ball inside the fifteen yard line. Another pass to Rolick moved the ball to the 5-yard line, but, on the next snap Brockway recovered a fumble and took the air out of the bubble for the Wolves.
With the ball on the 10-yard line the Rovers were able to pick up a crucial first down with the aide of an offside penalty on the Wolves. The Wolves defense then buckled down and were able to get good field position around midfield. They couldn't capitalize on that but were able to pin the Rovers back to the 3-yard line as Rolick got off a nice punt and a good roll.
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