Spotlight: Yough at No. 10 Greensburg Salem
Who: Yough (3-2, 3-0) at No. 10 Greensburg Salem (3-2, 2-0)
Conference: Keystone Conference
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Offutt Field
For the second consecutive week, Greensburg Salem is involved in a first-place battle.
The Golden Lions used a three-touchdown performance from running back Matt Adams, good special teams play and a couple of late defensive stands to edge Uniontown, 35-34.
Junior defensive end Vinnie Mongelluzzo intercepted a pass with 1:31 left to clinch the win for the Golden Lions. Mongelluzzo also blocked an extra point in the second quarter.
Defensive back Jerry Cooley blocked a punt, and Adam Short had two long kickoff returns, including a 64-yard run to open the game.
The Golden Lions’ defense, which gave up 216 yards passing last week, must contain Yough’s new flexbone offense.
Yough has chewed up a lot of yards on the ground. Bob Bridge (121 yards) and Ben Hoffer (160) each rushed for more than 100 yards in a victory last week against Albert Gallatin. Hoffer had a 99-yard touchdown run.
Hoffer has rushed for 545 yards and nine touchdowns and Bridge 530 and five.
Matt Adams has rushed for 731 and scored eight touchdowns for Greensburg Salem, and quarterback Steve Fagert has completed 35 of 67 passes for 638 yards and nine touchdowns.
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