Red-hot Hatboro-Horsham streaks past Springfield in SOL American action

Every now and then in a football game the home team is able to jump on its opponent from the start and never look back. That was Hatboro-Horsham’s goal during their SOL American matchup against Springfield Friday night.
“I think our players were well-prepared and they came out and executed,” Hatter coach Mike Kapusta said. “That’s what you plan on doing and it worked out tonight.”
That simple but effective game plan had Hatboro outscore the Spartans 49-0 in the first half en route to a dominating 63-21 win.
Jordan Mason led the charge from the fullback position, as the senior used the most of his three carries to total 158 yards and score every time he touched the ball in the first half. His first carry went for 87 yards, and the two others produced 28 and 43-yard touchdowns. He finished the game with 163 yards rushing.
“The line did extremely well with blocking,” Mason said. “I saw the hole and I took it. Every time I got to the second level I just wanted to burst out and try my hardest.
The offense played extremely well. I think we wanted to come out here and show them that we’re a team in the conference and we can play.”
Hatboro Horsham ran 16 plays to score 49 points in the first 24 minutes.
Also getting in on the action was signal caller Casey Walsh, who started the scoring for Hatboro with a 20-yard touchdown run after the Hatters recovered the opening kickoff, which was squibbed. He also hit Joe Lee on a 59-yard touchdown pass after Luke Gehlhaus recovered a fumble to set the Hatters up at their own 41-yard line. Walsh finished the game with 96 yards passing and 23 yards rushing.
Gehlhaus also had a sack in the first half.
“We played very good positional defense against a very dangerous quarterback,” Kapusta said.
Kingsley Nworu also scored in the first half on a 7-yard touchdown run. In all the Hatters outgained Springfield 359 to 114 in the first half, including 263 to 88 on the ground.
Hatboro registered 508 yards on offense in the game, which included 385 yards on the ground.
Phil Pagliaro finished off the scoring in the first half on defense for Hatboro Horsham with a five-yard scoop-and-score. In addition to his touchdown Pagliaro contributed a sack for a loss of nine yards in the first half.


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