Susquehannock Football Starts Off Hot

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Susquehannock Football Starts Off Hot

The Warriors running out pregame before their game against Littlestown.

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The Warriors running out pregame before their game against Littlestown. via @allen.clapp on Instagram

The Warriors running out pregame before their game against Littlestown. via @allen.clapp on Instagram

The Warriors running out pregame before their game against Littlestown. via @allen.clapp on Instagram

Blake Ramey, Sports Editor

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The Warrior football team faced the Littlestown Thunderbolts on August 30.

The Thunderbolts were a strong team last season, posting two shutout wins prior to the game.

After losing some upperclassmen last year, Littlestown had to rely on their younger team more which proved to be effective. 

In their first game of the 2019 season, the Thunderbolts defeated the Boiling Springs Bubblers by a score of 28 to 6. 

In their second game of the season, they faced the Susquehannock Warriors, who also walked away with a week one victory over the Hanover Hawks in a dominant performance, posting a score of 42 to 7. 

The Warriors use a run-based offense that pushes their opponents around.

They did an outstanding job of running the ball last Friday against the Thunderbolts, posting 291 rushing yards on 42 attempts and 6 rushing touchdowns. 

Junior Kadeem Stewart feels that if the team can continue having success on the ground, the Warriors can remain successful. 

“We have been running the ball real well; if we keep it up, I feel that we can keep winning,” said Stewart. 

The Warriors averaged about 7 cards per carry.

The Warriors running off the field after a successful offensive drive.
via @daniel.clapp on Instagram

The rushing game was led by freshman Ben Oestrike, senior Daniel Clapp, senior Allen Clapp and senior Chris Moss. 

The Warriors defense held strong this past week by shutting out the Thunderbolts. 

The Thunderbolts came close to striking in the endzone multiple times, but were stopped short by a defensive effort from the Warriors.

Junior Andrew Fuller had an interception with a 48 yard return for a touchdown.

Seniors Luke Ohmann and Daniel Clapp were all over the field managing to rack up 17 tackles combined. 

Senior Harry Pecunes was a menace in the backfield, racking up 5 tackles and 1 tackle for a loss. 

The Warriors offense was dominant once more in the run game. 

Senior Daniel Clapp went absolutely wild as he had 237 yards on 18 attempts. 

As a team, the Warriors had 330 yards on 41 attempts, as they averaged 8 yards per carry.

The Warriors celebrating after a score against Littlestown.
via @m.allen8 on Instagram

The Warriors passing game was silent once more, but everyone is still waiting for the emergence of the pass game with a senior led offense. 

The Warriors now have their sights set on their next challenge, the York Catholic Fighting Irish. 

The Warriors seem to have tough battles every year they play against the Fighting Irish.

Assistant Coach Bill Kerr feels that hard work and dedication is a big factor of the Warrior’s recent success. 

“We’re going to have to continue to have a solid week of practice and continue playing as a team. Hard work and dedication to the team has got us off to a good start. We must maintain our focus on our next opponent,” said Kerr.

The Fighting Irish are currently on a losing streak with no wins on the 2019 season.

The Warriors have good momentum going after 2 dominant performances and look to keep it going. 

Junior Tyler Evans feels that York Catholic is a beatable team.

“We’ve been playing very strong the past two games and I feel if we keep our momentum, I do not see why we can not beat them,” said Evans. 

The Warriors play against York Catholic on Saturday, September 7 at 6 p.m. 

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