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Berlin Claims Championship, 14-6

Written by: on Saturday, November 24th, 2012

It is sometimes humorous how history has a habit of repeating itself year after year.  This year, the Berlin Mountaineers had a plan to foil this pattern.

For the past two seasons, the North Star deemed dynasty has toppled Berlin in order to claim consecutive District 5 Championships.

Having already proved themselves during a Week 5, 28-19 victory in the regular season, Berlin looked to contain the Cougars once and for all.

The battle on the gridiron seemed to better resemble a rhythmic game of chess with each team having swapped promising scoring opportunities as well as their share of mistakes. The score remained deadlocked at 0-0 until well after halftime.  It was only a matter of time before either of these two teams caught a spark to ignite their highflying offensive units.

The Cougars knew very well that they could not keep “Mr. Versatility” quiet forever.

Berlin superstar Drew Glotfelty pounded the pigskin home for a three yard score to finally tip the scales in the third. The Mountaineers played it safe offensively all night, staying faithful to their run game.  Glotfelty, who many have labeled the best player in District 5, managed to accumulate 163 yards rushing and another TD later in the game.  29 of those yards allowed him to pass up Eric D’Carrion’s school record for yards in a single season. His fabled predecessor set that record back in 2004 when he stormed his way to 1,798 yards.

During a post game briefing, Glotflety chose to steer clear of discussing his individual feat by instead shining light on the team and the success that they have shared thus far.

“We came out and played with heart and it just paid off for us.  It feels good because we played hard all season.  Our line played great again and if it wasn’t for them, we probably wouldn’t be here.”

On the other side of the football, Berlin was able to keep Cougar offensive standouts in check.  Overwhelmingly tight coverage by Berlin’s defense on Senior Receiver Tony Straisser kept him scoreless and limited his catches all together.

North Star RB Shawn Costas tallied the Cougar’s lone touchdown on a one-yard rush.

Berlin’s defensive units managed to end scoring threats for the remainder of the night.  Braden Fotchman managed a pick while Glotfelty and Nick Stockwell combined for a team leading 24 stops.  Also to be noted are the five fumbles that Berlin was able to force and then recover in order to strip the Cougars of all momentum.

Next week Berlin will square up against Divison I bound, Tyler Boyd and the Clairton Bears.  It will be a match up that is guaranteed to be anything but easy especially against a team that has set a record of its own: the longest win streak in the nation.

 

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4 Responses to “Berlin Claims Championship, 14-6”

  1. Jeff says:

    No surprise Berlin ran it. great article!!

  2. Erin says:

    Agreed! Thanks, Alex!

  3. Michele Nakich says:

    Great team, great player(s), great journalism! Thanks, Alex.

  4. Maria says:

    Thanks for the eloquent recap Alex.



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