On Friday, September 1, the Mules opened up their season hosting the Pottstown Trojans, a District I team from out of the Pioneer Athletic Conference’s Frontier Division.
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Solanco’s junior varsity football team had trouble with visiting Kennard Dale on Monday, October 27. Kennard Dale won the game 38-24.
The Solanco JV football team routed visiting Elizabethtown 35-8 Monday, October 21.
Quarterback Tyler Turpen and running backs Austin Polizzi, Prosper Eguzouwa and Kyle Allen each turned in a strong performance. Allen and Eguzouwa both scored two touchdowns and Polizzi punched in a score behind the dominant performance of the offensive line – Curtis Herr, Hayden Herr, Christian Weder, JJ Gamber, and Dawson Gote.
Cody Kauffman, Keith Carnrike, Blade Sedner, and Jarrett McGuire led a stout Mules' defense.
"Overall, it was a great team effort," coach Chris Lenhart said.
Lenhart said it may be the final game of the season for Solanco (2-2).
"Each week the guys have improved and remained patient, waiting for opportunities to come their way" the coach said. "This group of young players takes pride in battling the varsity offense and defense every week, and were just as much a part of the win (against Elizabethtown in the varsity game) as the guys who were on the field. Coach Hammel, Coach Glackin, and myself are proud of their effort, dedication, hard work, and positive contributions to the Solanco football program."
The Solanco Junior High football team lost 24-14 to Elizabethtown.
Jayson Hopkins returned a kick 63 yards for a touchdown and Nate Kellenberger hauled in a 31-yard pass for the other score.
"We continued to show improvement and work together as a team," Solanco coach Todd Brown said. "We had a few good stands on defense and our offense was able to consistently move the ball. This week we installed a no-huddle attack which kept Elizabethtown off-balance and unable to blitz their linebackers. David Baughman and Nate Kellenberger played very well on defense and both had key catches on offense."
The Solanco JV football team suffered a 19-16 setback to Lampeter-Strasburg Monday, September 23.
The Mules "played with great emotion and energy" and with the ball at the end of the game, came up just short of the go-ahead score, coach Chris Lenhart said. Vince Ortiz tossed two touchdown passes, one to Troy Berry and another to Billy Cooney. Prosper Eguzouwa punched in a two-point conversion. The Solanco defense, anchored by J.J. Gamber, Kyle Allen, and Zab Eshleman, recorded their first safety of the season.
The Solanco JV football team dropped a 28-6 decision to visiting Oxford Monday, September 16.
The Mules' Troy Berry returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown but that was the end of the offense. The Hornets used a strong running game to score four touchdowns.
Hayden Herr and Zeb Eshelman both turned in strong performances on defense for Solanco.
The loss evened the Mules record at 1-1 after an impressive win over Garden Spot in the opener.
"One of the big differences between the last two weeks was the level of energy and emotion the young Mules played with," coach Chris Lenhart said via email. "The energy level, passion and emotion must raise to a consistently higher level to see continued improvement."
The Solanco JV football team opened its season with a 28-20 triumph over visiting Garden Spot Monday, September 9.
Prosper Eguzouwa returned a fumble and an interception for a touchdown to highlight a strong defensive performance. The defensive line was dominant, recording numerous sacks and tackles for losses. Hayden Herr, Dawson Gote, JJ Gamber, Billy Cooney, and Kodie Conrad anchored the defensive line.