The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


October 20, 2013

Roundup: WM rolls past KC in Region 1-A contest

- — Eric Lucich launched a 12-carry, 266-yard, 4-touchdown rushing performance and Trey Staunch accounted for another 4 TDs, leading West Middlesex High football team to a 55-12 District 10 Region 1-A rout of Kennedy Catholic.

During the Saturday matinee at Butala Stadium, West Middlesex mustered a 35-0 margin at intermission. Lucich lent 3rd-quarter scoring sprints of 57, 5 and 48 yards to his 1st-frame 53-yarder that commenced the game’s scoring.

Staunch stroked 15- and 11-yard TD tosses to Nate Patten and Dillon Fair, sandwiching his own 19-yard run and 39-yard fumble return during the 2nd stanza.

Led by Lucich, West Middlesex (4-1, 5-3) mounted 509 total yards.

For Kennedy Catholic (0-5, 0-8), Zach Zehner sprinted 65 yards for a 4th-frame score — sprung by John Sneider’s kick-out block. Also, following Brad Nulsen’s blocked punt, Garrett Ammann added a 1-yard TD sneak.

Kahliq Ragster and Carmen Schuville recovered fumbles and Zehner added an interception for KC, while Sam Crow caught 4 Ammann aerials for 53 yards. Also, Mark Robinson never left the field, playing offense, defense and special teams, while punting and returning a trio of kickoffs.

Bender and Dustin Murray pilfered passes and Murray, Josh Porterfield and Isaiah Basham were credited with quarterback sacks for West Middlesex, which will host Lakeview next Friday for the Region 1-A crown. — By Ed Farrell, Herald assistant sports editor.


ä Sharpsville 3, Sharon 1 —
At Tiger Stadium, Aislinn Frazer scored a pair of goals and Rose Stoyer had the other as Sharpsville (3-7, 4-12) beat Sharon in a Region 1-A match.

Juliana Sickafus, Flora Commisso and Madison Gongloff had assists for the Lady Blue Devils.

Rachel Toy and Sickafus split time in goal for Sharpsville. They combined for 10 saves.

Emma Levitt had the lone goal for the Lady Tigers.


MIDDLESEX    14    21    20    0    55

KENNEDY    0    0    0    12    12

Scoring plays

WM — Patten, 15 pass from Staunch (Thompson kick)

WM — Staunch, 19 run (Thompson kick)

WM — Staunch, 39 fumble return (Thompson kick)

WM — Fair, 11 pass from Staunch (Thompson kick)

WM — Lucich, 57 run (Thompson kick)

WM — Lucich, 5 run (kick failed)

WM — Lucich, 48 run (Thompson kick)

KC  — Zehner, 65 run (run failed)

KC  — Ammann, 1 run (run failed)

Team stats


21    First downs    6

372    Rushing yards    27

137    Passing yards    120

15-10-1    Att-comp-int    16-7-2

509    Total yards    147

5-47    Fumbles-lost    4-20

5-3    Penalties-yards lost    3-2

Individual stats

Rushing: WEST MIDDLESEX — Lucich 12-266, Patten 3-39, Staunch 4-38, Trippy 7-34, Rust 3-11, Kubelius 3-11, Jarzenske 1-0, Murray 1-(-27); KENNEDY CATHOLIC — Zehner 9-60, Ragster 6-16, Schuville 1-(-3), Crow 1-(-6), Ammann 8-(-40).

Passing: WEST MIDDLESEX — Staunch 15-10-1, 137; KENNEDY CATHOLIC — Ammann 16-7-2, 120.

Receiving: WEST MIDDLESEX — Fair 4-80, Patten 3-25, Murray 1-15, Lucich 1-14, Bender 1-11; KENNEDY CATHOLIC — Crow 4-53, Schuville 2-51, Branca 1-16.

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