On a wet evening, the Spartans showed signs of maturity that weren't there at the beginning of the year. The offensive line gave the runners plenty of holes to run through and they provided the quarterbacks plenty of time to make the correct reads and throws. The wide receivers made solid blocks that turned short runs into longer ones. And the defense, as a whole, played their best game of the season, which included 4 turnovers.
But the biggest improvement for the Spartans was that they were only called for 4 penalties, down significantly from past weeks (which is a very, very good sign of maturity).
Many players contributed to the offense to help get to that 47-0 score. Aaron Austin found Sean Judge on back to back passes for touchdowns. And Judge, Austin, Chris Melovitz, Zach Davies, and Sean Mikovitch found the end zone on the ground.
Rain? Cooler weather? Bring it on, it's football weather.
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We hope to see you at the stadium.
After an extremely slow and negative start to the game, something clicked. And once it clicked, there was no looking back.
After falling behind 14-0 thanks to a slew a penalties and a turnover, the Spartans started to roll. The Spartans scored 28 points in the second quarter in a matter of only 8 and a half minutes to take the lead, and never give it back. After the first quarter, the Spartans outscored Berwick 48-10.
During the scoring onslaught, Senior Sean Judge also surpassed 4,000 yards from scrimmage (rushing and receiving) and 5,000 All-Purpose yards (rushing, receiving, kickoff returns, punt returns, interception returns, and fumble recovery returns). He also scored the 63rd touchdown of his high school career. Junior Zach Davies also reached 250 career tackles during the game on Friday. Big congrats to both Sean and Zach on their great accomplishments.
The win continues the winning streak in the annual rivalry game for the Spartans. They have now won the last 3 games in the rivalry, 7 of the 8 games under Coach Keating, and 9 of the last 11.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Spartans vs the bulldogs.
Wyoming Valley West vs Berwick.
The game that the entire Wyoming Valley waits for is finally here. Thanks to the schedule changes brought on by the reclassification of schools by the PIAA, the traditional early season rivalry got pushed back this year to game 8.
That doesn't diminish the rivalry, it may actually increase it. Both teams come into this game at 5-2 and needing a victory to help secure higher seeds in the District playoffs.
In honor of the renewal of this rivalry, we decided to take a look back at this rivalry through the Pat Keating era (2009-present day). So take a look at the video posted below and then head to Spartan Stadium on Friday to watch the next chapter of this great rivalry!