Springdale dominates Summit Academy to stay unbeaten


Saturday, September 11, 2021 | 4:44 PM

Right after what has develop into a customary sluggish start off for visiting groups at Summit Academy’s Steve Sherer Field, the Springdale Dynamos put it all jointly for a 26-position next quarter and cruised to a 40-14 victory Saturday afternoon.

Legend Ausk threw for 100 yards and scored a pair of speeding touchdowns as Springdale, the No. 4 team in this week’s TribHSSN Class A rankings, went to 3-.

“There’s a little something about this position, I come to feel it’s like a Saturday afternoon environment matter when you enjoy groups come in right here,” Dynamos mentor Seth Napierkowski explained. “Leechburg did the same factor past week. It seems like you get a tiny caught and choose some dumb penalties. But we refocused and took treatment of our business enterprise.”

Ausk accomplished only 4 passes, but all went for significant yardage. Springdale’s to start with-group protection held the Knights to negative rushing yardage before reserves bought in right after the sport acquired out of hand.

Stated Napierkowski: “Some fellas built some major plays for us, and it was nice to get the clock shifting and give some of our younger guys some work.”

Summit Academy is -3, but the Knights have performed the No. 2 Course 3A group (Avonworth), a Leechburg group knocking on the door of the top rated 5 and Springdale.

But mentor John McCloud, who arrived out of retirement this 12 months to guideline the Knights, is seeing some advancement.

“We have some talent,” the Arnold indigenous stated. “The most difficult thing is to provide it all jointly.”

Summit is able of building some wonderful performs but not plenty of of them.

Jonuel Rosa-Flores caught an about-the-shoulder go for 34 yards in the 2nd quarter and a 27-yarder late. Razir Anderson experienced two kickoff returns for extra than 25 yards and a 50-lawn touchdown run late.

“We played the heck out of Leechburg final week,” McCloud claimed. “And in some various areas these days, we played some fairly fantastic football. We have to have a much better knowledge of the sport in that Monday-via-Thursday time body, and that is my work.”

In its opening possession, Springdale went strictly out of the Big-I formation with 3 gamers lined up directly at the rear of the quarterback. The Dynamos moved the ball to the Summit 5 prior to fumbling. Benjamin Wilson picked up the free ball for the Knights, but Springdale’s Josh Kaminski recovered a fumble on the subsequent enjoy.

Ausk then scored on a keeper from the 2. A few plays into the 2nd quarter, Ausk scored on a rollout still left from 15 yards, and the dynamos experienced a 14- lead.

The Knights had been moving the ball well before Chase Weihrauch recovered a Summit fumble at the Springdale 25. The Dynamos went 75 yards in just four performs with Dexter scoring on an 18-yard operate, dragging Ja’ Mari Anglen into the end zone.

Dexter then picked off a Kylee Davenport go at the 41, environment up a 59-property touchdown generate in a few performs.

On the remaining enjoy of the half, Logan Dexter, very last year’s Valley Information Dispatch defensive Player of the Calendar year, picked off a desperation pass at the Springdale 36 and weaved his way 64 yards to make it 33- at halftime.

“When they referred to as that timeout in advance of the half, we understood they had been heading for a deep ball,” Dexter stated. “I’m was just dropping back, and he threw it my way. It was the 1st select-6 of my superior college career. It was truly exciting.”

Dexter ran for a landing in the third quarter to give the Dynamos a 40- lead, and Davenport concluded the scoring with a 53-property run.

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