Football - Southmoreland vs Derry Area

October 01, 2021

Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7813Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7813

Southmoreland Trounces Derry Area 41-0

Southmoreland used their multiple offensive weapons, and a stingy defense that bent but didn't break, to roll over Derry Area in a Class 3A non-conference game on Friday, October 1, at Russ Grimm Field in Alverton.

Southmoreland won the coin toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff, from which they quickly turned into points. Isaac Trout took the opening kickoff back to around midfield, then moved the Scotties into scoring position with a long pass reception. When Anthony Govern's dive on a keeper came up just short of the goal line, Noah Phillips followed the pile into the endzone on the next play for a Southmoreland touchdown. Jake Kaylor's PAT put the Scotties up 7-0 with 9:20 to play in the first, and it was Derry's turn to get the ball. 

Derry went three-and-out on their possession and was set up to punt, but a bad snap resulted in no kick and set the Scotties up at the Derry 15 yard line. Southmoreland needed only one play to double their lead, scoring on a Jeffrey Johnson 15-yard touchdown run, with Kaylor's PAT kick tacked on for a 14-0 lead at 7:02 remaining in the first. 

The Trojans were moving the ball well on their next series, advancing into Southmoreland territory where the Trojans set up for a 51-yard field goal attempt on fourth down. But the field goal was a fake, and Derry was awarded a new set of downs when punter Nate Gray's incomplete pass drew an interference call. However, the Trojans missed an opportunity to put up points when they fumbled and Travon Lee recovered for the Scotties at the 20 yard line.

Southmoreland gave the ball back to the Trojans shortly after, as Conner Lucas grabbed a Govern pass intended for JJ Bloom at the 46 yard line with 33 seconds left in the first quarter. The quarter ended with the Scotties leading 14-0.

Derry turned the ball over on downs to open the second quarter, and Southmoreland was driving, aided by a 36-yard pass completion to Trevell Clayton. But the Trojans foiled the drive once again when Nate Gray picked off Govern's second interception toss of the night. A halfback pass to Conner Lucas moved Derry to the Scotties 45 yard line. Once again, the Scotties defense tightened, and a couple of stops in the backfield forced Derry to punt. 

Southmoreland's ensuing drive ended when Derry stopped them on a 4th-and-2 on their 42 yard line. Derry was moving the ball again, aided by another Derry fake field goal which Gray ran for a first down. Yet the turnovers for both sides continued, as Southmoreland's Tray Whetsel scooped up a Derry fumble and ran 75 yards to the house with 15 seconds remaining in the half. Kaylor added the PAT, and Derry soon went to the locker room trailing 21-0 at the half. 

Southmoreland continued their dominance in the third quarter. Isaac Trout grabbed a pass in the backfield and trotted into the endzone with 4:12 on the clock. Kaylor added the PAT point. 

Derry's next possession ended quickly as quarterback Mason Beeman threw an interception to a leaping Michael Oravetz, setting Southmoreland up in Derry territory. The Scotties capitalized again on the turnover, with Govern calling his own number and diving inside the pylon for the touchdown. Kaylor's PAT kick bumped the Scotties lead to 35-0 and triggered a running clock for the remainder of the game. 

Southmoreland added one final score in the fourth. A 32-yard pass completion from Govern to Ronnie Collins took the ball to the 1 yard line. After a Derry penalty moved the ball the the half-yard line, Lilly Wasmund took a direct snap and followed good blocking into the endzone for a touchdown. This time Kaylor's kick failed, and the 41-0 score would end up being final minutes later. 

Southmoreland (4-2, 1-1) Will host Yough next week in a conference game. Derry Area (0-5, 0-1) is home next week in a conference game with Valley.    

        

Follow this link for a gallery of over 350 action photos from this game, including both bands, available for purchase or sharing

Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0386Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0386 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0395Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0395 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0408Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0408 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7684Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7684 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7719Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7719 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7764Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7764 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7794Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7794 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7813Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7813 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0456Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0456 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0461Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0461 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0478Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0478 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0499Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0499 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7834Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7834 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7848Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7848 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7882Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7882 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7930Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7930 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7961Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7961 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7967Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7967 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7975Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_7975 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8027Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8027 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8076Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8076 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8142Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8142 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8143Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8143 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8155Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8155 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8204Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8204 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8236Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8236 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8254Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8254 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8303Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8303 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8332Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8332 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8428Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8428 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8459Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8459 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8464Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8464 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8482Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8482 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8515Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8515 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8541Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8541 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8553Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8553 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8556Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8556 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8553Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8553 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8607Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8607 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8620Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8620 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8731Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8731 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8734Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8734 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8757Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8757 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8788Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8788 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8811Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8811 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8817Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8817 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8818Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8818 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8846Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8846 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8851Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8851 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8866Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8866 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8871Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8871 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0558Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0558 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8877Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8877 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8887Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8887 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8903Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8903 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8942Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8942 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8961Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8961 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8971Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8971 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8992Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_8992 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9010Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9010 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9046Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9046 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9087Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9087 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9098Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9098 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9117Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9117 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9156Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9156 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9171Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9171 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9190Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9190 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9223Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9223 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0620Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0620 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0639Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0639 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0647Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0647 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0702Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0702 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0724Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0724 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9255Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9255 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9279Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9279 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9290Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9290 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9315Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9315 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9321Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9321 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0744Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-WP1_0744 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9335Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9335 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9414Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9414 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9418Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9418 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9445Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9445 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9469Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9469 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9475Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9475 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9564Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9564 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9569Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9569 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9579Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9579 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9660Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9660 Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9717Football-Southmoreland vs Derry_20211001-KR1_9717