THE PHOENIX STAFF REPORT
CHARLESTOWN -- The Phoenixville Marian Youth Club (PMYC) began its 54th season of youth football Sunday, Sept. 13, with opening ceremonies and opening games at Charlestown Park.
Mayor Leo Scoda, Phoenixville head football coach Bill Furlong and Phantom field hockey coach John Tornetta were among the guest dignitaries. Football games and field hockey contests continued throughout the week.
On Thursday night, Sept. 17, the Eagles and Steelers fought to a 0-0 tie in Big Brothers action.
The Eagles' Cody Davis rushed for 16 yards on nine carries while Zach DeCarlo had 13 yards on four tries and Matt Raniszewski 12 yards on three plays. D.J. Brock rushed three times for eight yards, Brian Madden four times for four yards and quarterback Tyler Clark one run for two yards. The Eagles rushed 24 times for 55 yards.
Davis finished 0-for-2 in passing with one interception.
Madden made a team-high 12 tackles while Davis had eight stops and Brock six.
The Steelers' Dante Colonna ran seven times for 52 yards while Sean Hesser had eight attempts for 24 yards and Isaish Johnson five plays for eight yards. The Steelers ran 20 times for 84 yards.
Quarterback Dylan Duncan was 0-for-1 in passing. Hesser was 1-for-1 for 15 yards, and Johnson 1-for-3 for 20 yards. Hesser had one reception for 20 yards and Jake Sweigart made one catch for 15 yards.
Defensively, Paul Elisii led the way with 10 tackles while Scott Plevyak made nine and Colonna seven. Sweigart intercepted a pass.
In a Little Brothers contest, the Giants blanked the Lions, 27-0.
Quarterback Ian Brown ran for two touchdowns while Matt Booth and Dominic Nattle had one TD apiece. Booth opened the scoring with a 6-yard run in the first quarter. Nattle ran for the point after. Brown had a 14-yard scoring run in the second period, and Mikey Ellis ran for the conversion. In the third period, Brown ran 11 yards for a score and Ellis ran for another point after. Nattle capped the scoring with a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Nattle ran 11 times for 48 yards while Berown netted 32 yards on four carries, Booth 26 yards on seven plays, Ryan Shepard 19 yards on five snaps and Ellis 14 yards on five calls. The Giants totaled 139 yards rushing on 32 plays.
Brown finished 2-for-2 in passing for 26 yards. Nattle had one reception for 16 yards and Graham Light one catch for 10 yards.
Nattle (fumble recovery), Jason Kwortnik and Brown anchored the defense.
Durron Johnson rushed eight times for 24 yards for the Lions. Tyler Skomsky picked up nine yards on three tries and Riley Kappenstein had two runs for two yards.
Skomsky registered 10 tackles, Johnson eight and Colby Goldsmith five.
On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Steelers blanked the Vikings, 28-0, in a Big Brothers game.
Sean Hesser and Isaish Johnson each rushed for two touchdowns and Dante Colonna had one score. Johnson scored the first TD on a 9-yard run in the opening quarter and Colonna added the extra point. Colonna ran 12 yards for the next TD with Dylan Duncan, the quarterback, adding the point after. In the second quarter, Johnson raced 23 yards to paydirt and Hesser tacked on the extra point. Hesser scored on a 48-yard romp in the third period. Sweigart ran for the conversion.
Hesser rushed for 121 yards on six tries with Johnson running five times for 50 yards. Jake Sweigart had eight rushes for 31 yards, Paul Elisii five runs for 21 yards and Colonna five totes for 16 yards. Collectively, the Steelers rushed 29 times for 139 yards.
Thomas Michinock, Sweigart and Elisii anchored the defense.
The Vikings' Bill Scherfel ran five times for 22 yards, Everest Williams nine times for 20 yards, Chance DiFebbo five tries for 18 yards and quarterback C.J. Weaver two runs for six yards. In all, the Vikings rushed 21 times for 66 yards. Weaver finished 0-for-5 in the passing department.
Scherfel led the defense with 12 tackles while Kyle Bennick and Owen Carney each recorded five hits.
In the Little Brothers game, the Cardinals defeated the Bears, 19-13.
Christian Dellaquila scored a pair of touchdowns and Mitchell had one score. Coll opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 15-yard TD run. Dellaquila scored on a 7-yard run in the second quarter and a 10-yard run with 3:58 to go in the fourth period. Dellaquila also ran for the point after.
Coll netted 78 yards on eight carries, quarterback Danny Sierzega 48 yards on eight tries and Dellaquila 37 yards on 10 attempts. The Cardinals ran 26 times for 163 yards.
Sierzega was the leading tackler with 10 while Coll made seven, Matt Napolitana six and Gage Leach five.
The Bears' Nasir Green scored two touchdowns on runs of 7 and 20 yards. Matt Osisek-Byrne added the point after following the second TD. in the second period.
Green ran for 78 yardes on 17 plays while Trip Shoemaker had 17 yards on five plays, quarterbac k Christian Samilenko seven yards on two plays and Osisek-Byrne four yards on one snap.
Osisek-Byrne completed his one passing attempt for 16 yards to Green.
Green, Michael Roskos and Osisek-Byrne sparked the defensive charge.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Rams shut out the Packers, 27-0, in a Little Brothers fray.
Anthony Davido, Josh Moon, Jack Martinez and Caleb Moon scored touchdowns for the Rams. Davidso scored on a 20-yard romp in teh first quarter and Josh Moon ran for the point after. In the second quarter, Josh Moon scooted 18 yards for a TD and Josh Moon added the point after. Martinez, the quarter, also scored in the second quarter on a 4-yard run with Davido tacking on the run for the extra point. Caleb Moon tallied on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Davido led the rushers with 98 yards on seven runs while Caleb Moon had 10 for 53, Josh Moon seven for 47, Martinez nine for 20 and Uriah Moon three for 11. The Rams totaled 35 rushes for 229 yards.
Austin Andrews, Niall Cummins, Will Rommel and Virgil Neal recovered fumbles. Caleb Moon intercepted a pass.
Thomas Gaffney rushed nine times for 38 yards while Andre Moffat picked up 21 yards on five plays. Jacob Allen rushed three times for eight yards and quarterback Steve Brill twice for six yards. The Packers had 19 rushes for 73 yards.
Brill was 0-for-1 in passing with one interception.
Gaffney led the tacklers with nine while Justin Bailey had five and Mike Adams three.
In another Little Brothers outing, the Redskins raced past the Lions, 45-7.
Tyrell Barr led the way with four touchdowns and 211 yards rushing on nine carries. Jef Klenk had three TDs and Sean McGinnis three extra points. Klenk ran for 107 yards on five tries.
Barr opened the scoring on a 35-yard run in the first quarter and McGinnish ran for the point after. Klenk ran 35 yards with McGinnis tackling on the PAT run and Klenk a 20-yard scoring run, all in the first quarter for a 19-7 lead at the end of one stanza.
Barr galloped 40 yards for a TD in the second quarter and Klenk had a 20-yard TD run and McGinnis ran for the extra point. The Redskins led 32-7 at halftime.
Barr scored on a 32-yard run in the third quarter and he had another 32-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. McGinnis ran for the conversion.
McGinnish ran five times for five yards and quarterback David Bolles had one run for three yards. The Redskins netted 326 yards rushing on 20 calls.
Barr recorded nine tackles and made one fumble recovery. John Havrilak also had a fumble recovery.
The Lions' Durron Johnson scored on a 64-yard dash in the first quarter and he also ran for the extra point. Johnson gained 80 yards on seven plays. Alex Washington had 21 yards on five calls, Tyler Skomsky nine yards on three totes and Riley Kappenstein five yards on five attempts. In all, the Lions ran 20 times for 116 yards.
Johnson recorded eight tackles and Skomsky was in on six tackles.