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Mercury Football Roundup: Spring-Ford storms past West Chester East

Spring-Ford’s 2021 season got out to a storming start on Friday night as the Rams took down West Chester East, 44-0.

After tallying three points in the first quarter, Spring-Ford scored a pair of touchdowns in each of the second, third and fourth quarters.

Senior quarterback Ryan Freed completed 20-of-25 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns.

Junior wideout Zach Zollers caught six passes for 110 yards and two scores. Kolten Kqira added six catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.

On the ground, senior running back Harry Adieyefeh Jr. complemented the aerial attack with 20 carries for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Sophomore Chris Brittingham added a touchdown run. Junior Sam Herman booted five extra points and a 35-yard field goal to round out the Rams’ scoring.

Spring-Ford’s defense pitched shutouts in three of its six regular-season games in 2020 and started out in similar fashion Friday night by holding the Vikings to a goose egg.

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Lower Merion 48, Pottstown 25 >> Jack Lledo’s four total touchdowns guided Lower Merion past the Trojans during Friday’s game.

Lledo tossed a pair of long touchdown passes to Lance Kim in the first quarter and added a touchdown run and another long touchdown toss to Sam Zheng in quarter two.

Zheng chipped in a 64-yard touchdown run and 80-yard kickoff return touchdown to give Lower Merion a 42-19 lead at halftime.

Gabe Hicks tossed a 72-yard touchdown pass to Dillon Mayes for Pottstown’s biggest play of the game. Hicks added another short touchdown run, set up by a 40-yard run by Mayes on a trick play.

Hicks totaled three touchdowns in the game, also tossing a 12-yard touchdown to Nyles Bunn-McNeil on fourth down, which Bunn-McNeil hauled in with one hand over a defender.

Freshman Chris Thomas rounded out the Trojans’ scoring with a 40-yard touchdown run in the second half.

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