EVERETT – Southern Huntingdon had several big points and virtually halted any form of offense en route to a 40-14 win at Everett on Friday.
The Rockets had 236 yards and four goals, while Kendrel Marino had 151 yards in 18 carries with two touchdowns.
Everett was limited to 174 yards of total attack.
A defensive touch briefly gave the Warriors a 7-6 lead in the first quarter, but the Rockets took the lead in the next possession and never gave up.
Game play: SH halfback Kendrel Marino crossed the finish line with a 59-yard outside pass to give the Rockets a 26-14 lead in the third.
Player of the Match: QB SH Scott Garlock avoided tremendous pressure throughout the match by completing 13 of 25 passes for 247 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Unsung heroes: SH WR Haiden Garner caught eight passes for 148 yards and one touchdown.
Most important data: Everett had accumulated only 84 rushing yards and 90 passing yards in two finals while Southern Huntingdon was running for a 236-yard record. The Rockets also converted seven of the twelve game pieces and one of the two fourth checks. It was also a penalty game: the Rockets received 10 flags for 100 yards and the Warriors six for 65 yards.
Ryan Garlock, HS coach: "We made half-time and long-term adjustments to Kendrel Marino was one of those games. It's good when it works. We played a lot in the passing game, some were recalled on penalties. We had several guys catching footballs and making it work. "
Dave Lightner, Everett's head coach: "We just need to finish the games. We get them in third and long position, then they convert. We were aggressive with our defense and they saw that and we caught up a few times in the second half. We must fight back.
Scott Garlock: "I know I will not have excellent protection against passing. Sometimes I do it, sometimes I do not do it. I just practiced running and finding guys down there. My recipients know how to open.
Notable: Everett's Hunter Browning scored one of his team's touchdowns with an interception just outside the end zone returned to score a goal. Junior catcher Brandon Mills scored the other touchdown on a 69-yard pass from sophomore Malex Akers.
Records: Southern Huntingdon (4-4). Everett (1-7).
Next week: Claysburg-Kimmel south of Huntingdon. Everett in Williamsburg.
SCORE BY QUARTER
Southern Huntingdon 12 8 14 6 – 40
Everett 7 7 0 0 – 14
SH – Hunsinger 40, pass Garlock (kick failure), 9:42.
E – Browning 5 int. ret. (Kick Fierro), 7:45.
SH – Myers 11 run, 5:47
SH – Marino 1 point (Garner pass), 11:18.
E – Mills 69 passes for Akers (Fierro kick), 11:02.
SH – Marino 59 run (pass failure), 8:41.
SH – Garner 55 Garlock Pass (Hunsinger Pass), 7:12 am.
SH – Moore 20 points (kick failure), 4:24.
STATISTICS OF SH TE TEAM
First tests 21 7
Total yards 483,174
Power yards 35-236 34-84
Yards passing 247 90
Passing (comp.-Att-int.) 13-25-2 2-12-0
Punts-avg. 3-32.0 7-33.7
Fumbles-lost 2-0 4-0
Penalty-yards 10-100 6-65
RUSHING – Southern Huntingdon, Marino 18-151; Garlock 9-46; Myers 5-29; Moore 1-20; Knier 1-0; Team 1 – (- 10). Everett, Mellott 9-42; Iseminger 7-21; Grove 2-14; Akers 12-5; Jay 2-4; Dietrick 2 – (- 2).
PASSING- Southern Huntingdon, Garlock 13-25-2-247. Everett, Akers 2-11-0-90; Grove 0-1-0-0.
RECEPTION – Southern Huntingdon, Garner 8148-1; Marino 2-27-0; Hunsinger 1-40-1; Myers 1-18-0; Booher 1-14-0. Everett, Mills 1-69-1; Weaver 1-21-0.