Rustin shuts out Oxford

WESTTOWN – On Friday evening, West Chester Rustin continued their dominance in the Ches-Mont League American Division, defeating Oxford, 45-0. The Golden Knights proved that they could attack their opposition on the ground and through the air.

On their second drive of the game, they marched 76 yards in five plays, capping the drive off with a Terry Loper 33-yard touchdown run along the home team’s sideline.

In the second quarter junior quarterback Evan Wlock showcased his arm, throwing two touchdown passes. The first came halfway through the quarter, when he threw a beautiful ball in the back of the end zone, to Jordan Fulton for the 15-yard touchdown reception.

After a Mike McKnight 50-yard punt return, the Golden Knights air attack struck again. This time Wlock connected with Matt Hosking from 15-yards out. They carried a 20-0 lead entering halftime.

On their first drive in the second half, McKnight made his presence known again, punching in a one-yard rushing touchdown.

“It is very good to have a running game where we can hand it off to a bunch of different backs. They did a great job tonight,’ Rustin’s head coach Mike St. Clair said.

While the offense put up impressive numbers, the Golden Knights’ defense put on a show for the fans at Rustin Stadium. They kept the Hornets off the scoreboard, forced four turnovers and recorded three sacks.

“Tonight was all about the defensive line,’ McKnight said. “Bob Doughtery, Matt Hosking, Tyler Blake, Isaiah Spriggs got a rush on all night, it made our jobs as defensive backs so much easier. It allowed us to drop back easier, and make the picks we made tonight.’

It was a tough night for Oxford, their biggest problem was the lack in ability to create any type of run game.

“In the past few weeks we have had success on offense because we have been able to run the football. We weren’t able to do that tonight,’ Hornets’ head coach Mike Pietlock said. “Their front four did a great job, they stopped our running game, and that kept our offense from developing any type of rhythm.

One of the biggest questions that may have come up from Friday night’s contest was the disappearance from Rustin’s top player, and Ches-Mont League leading rusher, Terry Loper, who left the game at the end of the first quarter and did not return.

“He had a sore shoulder entering tonight’s game and he banged it again tonight,’ St. Clair said. “If he absolutely had to come back into the game he could have but we felt it would be better to keep him out.’

The win improves the Golden Knight’s record to 2-0 in the Ches-Mont American and 5-1 overall. They will have a tough test on the road next week, when they face-off against Unionville. As for Oxford (1-2, 1-5), they will host Great Valley.


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