Wednesday, September 14, 2011

RECAP: Bulldogs Earn First Victory Behind Gillin

The Bulldogs best player returned to the field on Friday Monday & eventually his presence was felt.

Just ask the Barons.

Rodney Gillin returned from his 1-game team suspension (undisclosed reason) to rush 27 times for 216 yards, including a game-clinching 80 yard TD run in the 4th quarter. He had scored twice earlier as well. Wilson left a still-wet Manheim, PA, with a 27-13 win, their first of the season.

The game was played at 5:00 PM Monday, September 9th instead of the original time of 7:00 PM on Friday, September 12th due to massive flooding in the Lancaster-Lebanon area. The region received over a foot of rain in less than a week.

The loss was Manheim Central's first of the season & for most of the game it didn't appear that would happen. Then the 4th quarter began & the wheels fell off. Central was stopped inside the 5-yard line twice during the game, resulting in 2 field goals by their highly touted placekicker. Wilson's defense was impressive throughout, stepping up at key moments & forcing turnovers. They held the Barons to just 12 yards rushing, including -1 in the second half. The Bulldogs also made 13 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, led by strong games from Domonic Moyer & Junior Joseph.

It's a good thing that Gillin made a triumphant return because for the second straight week Wilson QB Seth Klein struggled. He was just 6 of 12 for 96 yards with 1 TD & 2 INTs. He has thrown 4 INTs already. If the Bulldogs hope to extend their league-record winning streak, Klein will need to imrpove. Quickly.

Wilson opens their home schedule this Friday at 7pm with their final non-league game versus rival Reading.

First Downs: 15
Rushing Attempts / Yards / TDs: 41 / 212 / 3
Passing Attempts / Yards / TDs: 12 / 97 / 1
Total Yards: 309
Penalties / Yards: 7 / 69

First Downs Allowed: 11
Rushing Attempts / Yards / TDs Allowed: 27 / 12 / 1
Passing Attempts / Yards / TDs Allowed: 23 / 150 / 1
Total Yards Allowed: 162

Passing: Klein - 6 of 12, 97 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs
Rushing: Gillin - 27 carries, 216 yards, 3 TDs, 0 fumbles
Receiving: Morgan - 4 catches, 66 yards, 1 TD

Tackles: Moyer - 11
Interceptions: Harrop - 1
Statistics [BERKS GAMEDAY]

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