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Plymouth Whitemarsh completes undefeated SOL American season with win over Wissahickon

WHITEMARSH >> Plymouth Whitemarsh entered Friday night’s game against Wissahickon knowing it would be hanging a Suburban One League American Conference championship banner for the 2021 season. The only question remaining was whether the Colonials would be outright champions or have to share the league crown.

It didn’t take long to answer that question. Plymouth Whitemarsh jumped all over Wissahickon, scoring 47 points in a dominant first half before winning, 54-7, at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School to complete an undefeated SOL American season.

“It was big for us,” PW coach Dan Chang said. “We talked all week about how we’re happy with the share, but we absolutely want the outright league title. We wanted to go out strong for our seniors on Senior Night. Knowing the weather was going to be like this, not a big crowd or anything, we wanted to make sure we came out and showed up for our seniors.

The Colonials (8-1, 6-0 SOL American) totaled 251 yards in the first half to Wissahickon’s five. they ran 29 times for 135 yards and completed their only pass attempt for 16 yards. The Trojan’s (3-7, 2-4 SOL American) ran the ball 20 times in the first half for five yards and went 0-for-5 through the air with an interception.

“Wissahickon definitely throws the ball more than we do,” Chang said, “so the weather was obviously tough for them. We did a good job of minimizing our mistakes with the exchanges and the wet balls. I was pretty happy about that. It came down to our guys up front. We’re coming off the ball, we’re running the ball tough and making some good decisions.”

“We were just doing our normal stuff, running our thing,” PW quarterback Aiden O’Brien said. “They couldn’t stop our o-line. Defense was flying around, making plays. Shoutout to my tight end Jared Kolsun, always making great blocks for me. That’s really all it was. We were just the better team.”

O’Brien totaled three touchdowns in the first half. He scored on the ground from nine and 26 yards away while also throwing a 16-yard touchdown to Dominic Konieczka.

“I was surprised they called it in as a pass play,” O’Brien said of his one attempt on a windy and rainy night, “but it ended up working out.”

Konieczka also scored on the ground with a five-yard run to make it 7-0 early in the first quarter.

Greg Feinberg ran for two first-half touchdowns – 27 and seven-yard scores – while Anthony Iannozzi ran 29 yards to the endzone to give PW a 47-0 halftime lead.

On the first play of the second half, Thomas Montemayor closed out the Colonials scoring with a 57-yard touchdown run to make it 54-0.

None of Plymouth Whitemarsh’s starters played in the second half. The Colonials entered the game ranked No. 5 in District 1-5A and will see where they land when the teams ahead of them finish their regular season games Saturday. Regardless of whether they finish fifth or better they will host a playoff game next weekend.

“We are banged up, definitely, for sure,” Chang said. “We’re going to take this weekend to recover as much as possible and try to get ready. You know whoever we’re matched up with is going to be a great team. We have to get everybody ready to go.”

Wissahickon entered the game ranked No. 17 in District 1-5A, where the top 16 teams qualify for playoffs. The Trojans were still No. 17 after Friday’s slate of games, but some teams ahead of them were scheduled to play Saturday.

Plymouth Whitemarsh 54, Wissahickon 7

Wissahickon 0 0 0 7 – 7

Plymouth Whitemarsh 20 27 7 0 – 54

Scoring

First Quarter

PW – Dominic Konieczka 5-yard run (kick failed) 8:50

PW – Aiden O’Brien 9-yard run (Aiden O’Brien run for 2) 5:00

PW – Dominic Konieczka 16-yard reception from Aiden O’Brien (2-point failed) :21.9

Second Quarter

PW – Aiden O’Brien 26-yard run (Zion East run for 2) 6:48

PW – Gregory Feinberg 27-yard run (2-point failed) 4:20

PW – Anthony Iannozzi 29-yard run (2-point failed) 2:36

PW – Gregory Feinberg 7-yard run (Seve Spruill kick) :17.7

Third Quarter

PW – Thomas Montemayor 57-yard run (Seve Spruill kick) 10:55

Fourth Quarter

W – Jeremiah Clark 9-yard run (Nate DeVincent kick) 5:35

TEAM STATISTICS

W           PW

First downs 6           17

Rushes-Yards 40-101   36-285

Passing yards 0           16

Total yards 101         301

Passing 0-6-1     1-1-0

Punts 4            1

Fumbles-Lost 7-3         5-1

Penalties-Yards 5-28        0-0

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING

W: Kyle Lehman 21-60; Aidan Defeo 8-(-10); Nolan Pounds 1-(-3); Ronnie Weldon 4-29; Jeremiah Clark 6-25, TD.

PW: Nate Kern 8-60; Zion East 4-24; Aiden O’Brien 10-84, 2 TD; Dominic Konieczka 3-2, TD; Anthony Iannozzi 5-28, TD; Gregory Feinberg 3-34, 2 TD; Thomas Montemayor 2-59, TD; Luke Winterbottom 1-(-8).

PASSING

W: Aidan Defeo 0-6-0-0-1.

PW: Aiden O’Brien 1-1-16-1-0.

RECEIVING

PW: Dominic Konieczka 1-16, TD.

INTERCEPTIONS

PW: Chris Mclaughlin.

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