Ambush at WarVets Field
Written by: Chad States on Saturday, September 8th, 2018
On a very humid night at Huntingdon’s War Vet’s field, Susquehanna Twp running back Troy Ambush was setting to the tone for the visiting Indians as they handed the Bearcats at 26-21 defeat in a back and forth contest.
Signal Caller Rashan Carlton got things started on the third play of the game with a 74 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jequest Garced. The pass was beautifully thrown over top of the Huntingdon secondary as Garced out reached the defender and raced in for the only score of the quarter.
The Bearcats struck back in the 2nd quarter to tie the score at 7-7 when RB Ryder Kocik took an inside hand off and turned it into a 36 yard touchdown scamper. 6 minutes later, QB Andrew Hudy threaded the needle to slot receiver Draven Zook on a beautiful 21 yard scoring strike in the corner of the end zone and the Bearcats suddenly had a 14-7 lead.
After the kickoff placed the ball at the Indians 25 yard line, it became the Troy Ambush show. On his first carry of the game at 5:26 in the second quarter the senior running back raced 75 yards down the right sideline past the Bearcat defense for the defense. Kicker Aiden Stare missed the extra point which made the score 14-13 Huntingdon. Ambush would finish the evening with 10 carries for 139 yards and 1 touchdown. Ambush had another TD run called back just before half as he raced 80 yards on his 2nd carry of the night but it was negated by a holding call.
The third quarter saw much of the same for Susquehanna Township as they tacked on 2 more touchdowns on a pair of 3 yard runs by Jayden Ross and the Indians extended their lead to 26-14 by the end of the period.
Huntingdon got back into the game when Carlton connected with RB Jordan Spencer at the Indians 23 yard line, but an excellent play by the Bearcat defense forced Spencer to fumble the ball and Jr linebacker Derrick Fultz picked up the ball and returned it for a touchdown with to bring the score to 26-21 with 7:55 left to go in the 4th quarter.
The Bearcats would have the last possession of the evening and almost pulled out a last second victory as QB Nick Troha’s pass to receiver Andrew Miller fell just off the finger tips on a 4th and 19 play.
Huntingdon now falls to 1-2 on the year and will entertain the Bison of Clearfield at War Vets Field next week. Susquehanna Township also moves to 1-2 on the year.
The Indians tallied 314 yards of offense led by Ambush’s 136 on the ground……Carlton was 9-18 for 121 yards and 1 TD and Garced finished as the leading receiver for the Indians with 5 grabs for 98 yards. Andrew Hudy led the Bearcat attack finishing with 102 yards passing and 1 TD. Draven Zook 5 catches for 56 yards paced the receiving corps and Kocik led all Bearcat rushers with 43 yards on the ground. Susquehanna Township ended the night with 8 quarterback sacks.
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