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Tyrone Remains Unbeaten With 42-0 Win over Rams

Written by: on Friday, October 29th, 2010
By BILL ALBRIGHT
WesternPAFootball Writer

SPRING MILLS — Simply put, Friday night’s matchup between Tyrone and Penns Valley was one featuring two squads headed in diametrically opposite directions as the Golden Eagles dehorned the Rams 42-0 in Mountain League, Nittany Conference action.

Through nine games, the Golden Eagles are still flawless at 9-0, while the Rams, although showing improvement in certain areas of their game, are still looking for that complete game to give them their first win of the season as they fell to 0-9.

Leading the Tyrone offense to their first eight wins were quarterback Steve Franco, running back Christian Getz and wideout Nick Patton.

Friday night in the win over the Rams, that didn’t change as Getz carried the ball 13 times for 175 yards and three touchdowns, Franco rushed twice for 20 yards and completed three of six passes for another 67 yards and a score, and Patton only caught two balls, but they went for 54 yards and a touchdown.

“When you put the complete package out on the field, it is tough to defend everything they can throw at you,” said Penns Valley head coach Martin Tobias about the well-balanced Tyrone attack. “They played a flawless game in the first quarter, executed very well and we couldn’t slow them down.”

The Eagles set the tone for the night on their first possession as they took the opening kickoff on their own 38. Getz picked up 17 on first down, and on the next play, the scatback ripped his way through the Ram defense for 45 yards and the score.

Following a Ram punt to the Tyrone 9-yard line, the Eagles put their offense in motion one more time as they moved the 91 yards on nine plays for the score.

During the drive, Getz carried five times for 50 yards before Nick Romano carried the mail for the final five yards and the score. The second of six straight PATs by Jared Templeton made it 14-0 Tyrone, and the race was on.

With the offense was in high gear, the Tyrone defense set up the next score when linebacker J. D. Dorminy recovered a Ram fumble on the Penns Valley 32. Five plays later plus a face mask penalty, Getz went in from 14 yards. Templeton made it 21-0 Eagles at the first turn.

“The big plays hurt all year and that is something we have tried to limit,” said Tobias. “Every time other teams are getting big plays it winds up putting points on the board and putting us behind.”

As though the Rams didn’t have enough problems against the unbeaten Eagles, they suffered a big blow when starting quarterback and defensive end Sam Snyder left the game and never returned.

“Obviously it hurt losing our quarterback,” said Tobias about the absence of Snyder from the field. “He has really come a long way the past couple of weeks and to have him get knocked out like that put us in a tough spot. We are already behind the 8-ball playing a good like team like them, and that certainly didn’t help matters.”

Although they didn’t score, the Penns Valley offense woke up in the second period as the Rams marched inside the Tyrone 10-yard line twice, but in both cases came away from the well with an empty bucket.

“I thought we lost our focus a little bit in the second quarter,” said Tyrone coach John Franco. “But I thought we regained it and keeping them out of the end zone twice was a nice touch to the first half. We gave up a couple of third-down conversions that didn’t make me happy, but I thought they did a nice job. Give them credit because on those situations, they made the plays and we didn’t.”

Regardless of the final score, Tobias is happy with the intensity his players show on the field.

“That (playing hard) is something we take a lot of pride in,” he said. “Our kids have always played hard, they continue to play hard no matter what the score is and they are going to do their best.”

Leading 28-0 entering the second half, the Eagles put the game in Mercy Rule four minutes into the third period when Getz complete his “hat trick” on a 26-yard run to paydirt before Zachary Burke completed the game scoring with two minutes left in the third quarter to set the final.

The Rams will have one more opportunity to put a result in the win column Friday when they close out the season by traveling to Mount Union for a battle with the Trojans, while the Golden Eagles will try and complete the regular season unbeaten when they make their way to Mifflintown to face the Juniata Indians.

Tyrone        21 7 14 0 — 42
Penns Valley 0  0  0  0 — 0

Scoring Summary:

First Quarter
T — Christian Getz 45 run. (Jared Templeton kick)(11:46
T — Nick Romano 5 run (Templeton kick)(4:01)
T — Getz 14 run (Temple kick)(1:03)

Second Quarter
T — Nick Patton 48 pass from Steve Franco. (Temple kick)(11:45)

Third Quarter
T — Getz 26 run. (Templeton kick)(8:18)
T — Zachary Burke 4 run (Templeton kick)(2:23)

Team Statistics T        PV

First Downs      14        8

Rushes-Yards 32-327  30-4

Passing Yards   67       87

Passing         3-6-0    7-15-0

Fumbles-Lost  1-1        2-1

Penalties Yards 4-38    6-50

Individual Statistics

Rushing
T: Christian Getz 13-175, 3 TDs; Zachary Burke 3-57, 1 TD; Charles Wilson 1-22, Steve Franco 2-20, Trevor Swartzendruber 4-18, Joe Gearhart 2-17, J. D. Dorminy 2-9, Nick Romano 3-7, 1 TD; Colton Taylor 2-2.
PV: Sam Snyder 3-13, Dom Hook 4-9, Austin Auman 7-6, Mike Owens 5-1, Taylor Collison 2-1, Seth Decker 2-minus 4, Carmen Tobias 7-minus 22.

Passing
T: Steve Franco 3-6-0, 67 yards, 1 TD.
PV: Carmen Tobias 6-11-0, 79 yards; Sam Snyder 1-4, 8 yards.

Receiving
T: Nick Patton 2-54, 1 TD; Derrick Emigh 1-13.
PV: Kevin Montminy 4-52, Ryan Baker 1-13, Ryan Patten 1-13, Seth Decker 1-9.

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