Tommy Grabowski learn his keys accurately, noticed what was coming and jumped the cross route.
Wyomissing’s junior linebacker loved a kind of highlight-reel moments each highschool soccer participant lives for, taking an interception again 26 yards for a landing in a 62-0 win Saturday over Kutztown.
Grabowski’s had greater moments on the A-Subject. He made the ultimate play of the Spartans’ District 3 Class 3A championship recreation a 12 months in the past towards Middletown, stepping in entrance of a cross to finish the Blue Raiders’ reign.
“I will not neglect that,” he stated.
Saturday was pretty forgettable. It was extra about crossing the I’s and dotting the T’s for the state-ranked Spartans (3-0, 4-0). They knew the undermanned Cougars (0-3, 0-4) wouldn’t current a problem.
Wyomissing basically used the sport as a managed scrimmage to sharpen up for the upcoming playoffs.
If the Spartans care for enterprise Friday of their common season finale at Schuylkill Valley they will once more find yourself with the No. 1 seed within the Class 3A event and host a semifinal Oct. 31.
That is why Wyomissing coach Bob Wolfrum punted as soon as on first down and despatched his area objective unit out instantly after taking possession on the Kutztown 15 with a number of minutes nonetheless left on the clock late within the first half.
The Spartans did not want one other landing at that time – they had been already forward 34-0. They want work on particular groups items which were threatened by rust.
Till all-league punter Aidan Cirulli lined up on the primary snap of the third quarter he had not tried a punt this season. That is how dominant the Spartans, ranked No. 2 within the state in Class 3A, have been.
“We stated (earlier than the sport) we wished to punt the ball at this time, and we wished to attempt a area objective,” stated Wolfrum, who’s possible by no means ready a recreation plan with such priorities. “We determined we have to try this. After we acquired the (tried onside) kick at halftime we thought that may be a superb time (to punt) as a result of the primary group wasn’t going again in.”
The Cougars, for his or her half, did not again down. They dressed solely 18 gamers however the ones on the sphere performed onerous the entire approach. They went for it on each fourth down they confronted; they transformed the primary, on a fourth-and-4 from their very own 28 as Jake Lafferty discovered Dylan Miller with a brief cross.
In addition they went for it from their very own 20, 16, 15 and 5.
“I believed we did all we might (to maintain the rating down), and I believed their youngsters performed onerous by way of (troublesome) circumstances,” Wolfrum stated.
He gave Kutztown coach Larry Chester props for working an possibility offense that would result in higher days.
“They cannot do it towards us at this level however that is what a program that does not have the youngsters… that is what you do, as a result of you’ll be able to management the clock a little bit bit with it,” Wolfrum stated. “Once they get a little bit higher they will trigger folks issues with that.”
Grabowski was certainly one of eight Wyomissing gamers to achieve the top zone as Wolfrum liberally combined in his backups as early as the primary quarter. Grabowski additionally scored on a 7-yard run.
The Spartans haven’t been challenged but. They’ve recorded three shutouts and outscored their opponents 200-9.
The important thing, Grabowski stated, is taking part in onerous regardless of the rating or the opponent.
“We’ve to present Kutztown respect to return out right here and play us, as a result of they’ve 18 gamers, and it is robust for them,” he stated. “We nonetheless performed our hardest, as a result of if you happen to do not you will get harm. Each recreation we go onerous, it doesn’t matter what.”