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Jenkintown rolls over Schuylkill Valley

Varsity vs Schuylkill Valley HS on 9/12/2008
Posted Thursday, September 18, 2008 by By Nate Oxman, Sportswriter
What began last year has a budding pass-and-catch combo between Jenkintown quarterback Conor Beltz and wide receiver Aden Twer has blossomed into a thing of beauty.
The big-play duo hooked up for a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter to ignite a Drakes' offense that turned a 21-0 first-quarter lead into a 37-13 thrashing of host Schuylkill Valley last Saturday in Leesport, Pa.
On the Drakes' second play from scrimmage - following a Jack Kinniry first-down run - Beltz found Twer down the left sideline for a 43-yard score.
After the Drakes' second straight defensive stop, Beltz and Twer put their team ahead 14-0 courtesy of a 60-yard score.
"We saw some things on film with their coverage and we wanted to take some shots down the field early on," said Jenkintown coach Hal Smith. "Conor threw two great balls and Aden made two great plays."
Beltz capped another Drakes' scoring drive with a 1-yard plunge on a possession that featured some strong runs by sophomore running back Shawn McCarthy.
Schuylkill Valley showed its only sign of life on the next drive, with running back Giuliano Caloiero taking it in from 10 yards out as the second quarter began. But with the score still a competitive 21-7, the Drakes put down the hammer. Senior running back Rob Kilby scored on an 11-yard power run up the middle with six minutes, 33 seconds left in the half and later, with 1:09 remaining from the Jenkintown 32-yard line, Kinniry turned the right corner and did not stop until he crossed the goal line 68 yards later to give the Drakes a 34-7 at the half.
The second half was less eventful, with Jenkintown's only points coming on Hudson's 30-yard third-quarter field goal. The Panthers closed out the scoring with 11:50 remaining in the game on a 35-yard scamper by Caloiero.
"There was a time in the third quarter where our offense kind of stalled a little bit, but for the most part we were able to do what we wanted and score or get into scoring position so I was pleased with that," said Smith.
For the day, Beltz was 10-for-18 for 199 yards, accounting for two TDs through the air and one rushing. Twer caught six balls for 148 yards and two touchdowns. McCarthy rushed for 95 yards while Kinniry totaled 89. Senior fullback Alex Flood pitched in with 42 yards on two receptions.
Next up for the Drakes (3-0) is undefeated Bristol.
"Bristol is undefeated," said Smith. "They're a tough team and they have a very, very good running back. It's going to be a tough game. We have to control the ball, not make mental errors and work well on all phases."

Jenkintown      21      13      3      0-   37
Schuylkill Valley      0      7      0      6-13

J-Twer 43 pass from Beltz (Hudson kick)
J-Twer 60 pass from Beltz (Hudson kick)
J-Beltz 1 run (Hudson kick)
SV-Caloiero 10 run (Caloiero kick)
J-Kilby 11 run (kick failed)
J-Kinniry 68 run (Hudson kick)
J-Hudson 30 FG
SV-Caloiero 35 run (run failed)
                    Jenkintown                  S.Valley
First downs      15                                7
Yards rushing  224                           109
Yards passing 199                             49
Total offense    423                             96
Passing      18-10-0                         10-6-1
Fumbles-lost      0-0                           4-0
Penalites          3-24                           4-29
Punts                5-31.0                      4-29.0
Jenkintown-McCarthy 22-95; Kinniry 6-89, TD; Kilby 4-24, TD; Flood 6-16; Beltz 1-1.
Schuylkill Valley-Mohring 4-47; Caloiero 11-30, 2TD; Gaul 9-26; Noll 2-6; Scheidt 1-0; Wilkens 1-0.
Jenkintown-Beltz 18-10-0-199, 2TD.
Schuylkill Valley-Gaul 10-6-1-49.
Jenkintown-Twer 6-148, 2TD; Flood 2-30; Stumpo 1-12; McCarthy 1-5.
Schuylkill Valley-Scheidt 2-24; Enouf 2-18; Mohring 2-7.


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