UV-Edmeston 27, Southern Springs 7
NEW BERLIN – Jordan Williams didn’t play like a third-string quarterback, and he’ll like man the starting QB spot the rest of the season after the Storm evened their log Saturday afternoon against Southern Springs.
With UV-E’s top two signal-callers Mason Wyman and Josh Wright out of the lineup with injuries – Wright lost for the season, in fact – Williams had two TD runs and returned the opening kickoff 72 yards to put his team on the board. It was a big improvement for Williams, who struggled as the season-opening starter against B-G. “We’ve been working (Williams) in during practice ‘just in case,’” said UV-E coach Jack Loeffler. “He’s had some success at other positions this season, so I think that helped him.”
Tom Giordano served as the workhorse running back finishing with 94 yards on the ground and a nine-yard TD run in the third quarter. Matt Harrington and Zach Rifanburg led a UV defense that allowed just 52 yards rushing combining for 12 tackles. “Our confidence is growing each week,” Loeffler said. “We’re stepping on the field expecting to win, not hoping that we’ll win.”
UV-E (3-3) plays at Harpursville Saturday afternoon.
Score by quarters
SSprings 0 0 7 0–7
UV-Edm 14 0 6 7–27
UVE: Jordan Williams 72 kickoff return (Williams kick)
UVE: Williams 2 run (Williams kick)
SS: Collella 1 run (kick good)
UVE: Tom Giordano 1 run (kick failed)
UVE: Williams 9 run (Williams kick)
First downs 13 7
Rushes-yds 44-219 28-52
Passing yds 51 120
Comp-att-int 3-6-1 3-8-1
Punts-avg 1-60 3-32.3
Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties-yds 8-80 3-15
Rushing: (UVE) Giordano, 19-94, Williams, 6-49; Harrington, 5-41, Lloyd, 8-23, Bennett, 6-12. (SS) Ryan Cole, 13-29, Nate Markham, 5-17, Vinnie Salato, 6-10, Dustin Collella, 4-(-4).
Passing: (UVE) Williams, 3-6-1, 51 yds; (SS) Jason Wright, 1-4-0, 72 yds, Markham, 2-4-1, 48 yds.
Receiving: (UVE) Patrick Fallon, 2-33, Garcia, 1-18; (SS) Lawyer, 1-72, Wood, 1-40, McClary, 1-8.
Oxford 21, Delhi 16
OXFORD – Oxford shook off the potentially devastating effects of losing a two-touchdown lead by driving for the winning touchdown in the waning moments Friday night for a Class D division win over Delhi.
The Blackhawks (3-3), out of the playoff mix and playing for respectability, put a huge dent in Delhi’s postseason hopes with the win. “At this point of the season, win or lose, we want to play well and put together some solid games,” said Oxford coach Mike Chrystie. “We know we’re a good football team, and we want to go out and prove it.”
The Blackhawks needed to regroup quickly after Delhi scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to erase a 15-0 deficit. Trent Kathmann’s TD run with four minutes left put the visiting club up by one.