Spring-Ford posts record-breaking win over Methacton

ROYERSFORD >> The 2015 season has been all about breaking records for the Spring-Ford football team.

Just two weeks ago, the Rams broke a school record by scoring 53 first-half points in a rout of Upper Perkiomen.

Flash forward to Friday night.

On a soggy night with winds swirling through Coach McNelly Stadium, Spring-Ford shattered that mark, jumping out to a 55-point halftime lead before breaking a Pioneer Athletic Conference record for points scored with an 82-0 win over Methacton.

“Our guys have been playing really hard all season long, and it shows,” said Spring-Ford head coach Chad Brubaker. “They came out, played hard and stayed focused.”

The Rams’ 82-point mark was the most points scored by a PAC-10 team since Pottsgrove’s 69-19 win over Upper Perkiomen during the 2010 season.

It was also the most points Spring-Ford had put up in a game since the 2014.

Quarterback Ricky Venuto set the tone early for the Rams, having all six of his completions (6-for-8) go for touchdowns and 154 yards in the first half.

With the win, Spring-Ford improves to 4-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference and 5-0 overall on the season. The loss drops Methacton to 0-4 in conference and 0-5 overall.

Outnumbered and undersized compared to a physical, well-rounded Spring-Ford team, Methacton head coach Paul Lepre says the Warriors never quit.

“Our guys never stopped working,” he said. “Spring-Ford is a very big and physical football team. They’re a very good team all-around. It’s hard to have success when you’re going up against a team like that.”

Despite the lopsided loss, he says his team showed plenty of heart, even down to the final whistle.

“Our guys never gave up, no matter what the score said. We made some mistakes out there, but we’re going to continue learning from those mistakes and keep playing hard.”

After going three-and-out on the opening possession, the Rams offense settled in.

Quinn McKenna (102 yards receiving) was on the receiving end of three of Venuto’s passes, hauling in touchdown catches from 26, 58 and 18 yards out.

“We’ve been working hard and practicing hard, which has been paying off for us,” said Venuto. “We got off to a fast start and played really well (against Methacton). Hopefully we can keep it rolling into next week.”

The Rams scored on 12 of their 14 possessions.

Running back Selwyn Simpson spearheaded the running game, tallying 92 yards and two scores on nine carries in the first half.

Quarterback Bryce Dorsey, who went under center in the second half, carried it twice for 26 yards and two scores while running back Jason Wilson took it eight times for 72 yards and two touchdowns.

Trey Jarmon, Teddy Dylinski and Brad Heininger each hauled in a touchdown catch during the opening half.

Brubaker hopes his team will put the win behind them and start to shift focus to next week’s game at home against Pottsgrove.

“On to Pottsgrove,” he said. “We’ve struggled against them the past few seasons. They always seem to play their best games against us, so we have a lot to prepare for during the week.”

“We’re still hungry,” said Venuto. “We’ve got a big test next week, so we’ve got to start fast and play fast like we did tonight. Hopefully we can keep it rolling.”

On the other side, the Warriors hope their never-quit attitude will help them to get their first win of the season as they travel to Boyertown on Friday.

“We pride ourselves on our attitude,” said Lepre. “We’ll continue to battle and continue to work hard.”

NOTES >> Jarmon recorded an interception on defense for the Rams. … Defensive lineman Tim Rudderow had a sack.

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