Fort Washington — Upper Dublin felt it was enough to win against visiting Pennsbury on Saturday, but wanted to do more.
“We want to be clean. We want to give momentum to the playoffs,” said Cardinals coach Brett Stover. “We played well in the spot. We just didn’t play as we expected. We didn’t play clean. It wasn’t a clean game for us. We won. I’m glad I got it – we needed a win. We took a great step (to beat Truman) and then leveled off. We need to understand how to keep climbing the hills. I have.”
The Cardinals overcame a sluggish start to beat the Falcons 28-9 and set the overall record to 5-2. Upper Dublin is still 3-1 at the Suburban One League Continental Conference.
Pensbury took a 3-0 lead in the opening series as the triple option looked good early on, but didn’t score again halfway through the fourth quarter. The Falcons are 0-7 this season and remain 0-4 at SOL National.
Upper Dublin gained control by reaching the end zone on a back-to-back drive in the second quarter.
The quarterback Colin O’Sullivan’s possessions, including both running and passing, were closed by a 4-yard touchdown burst by Naifis McIntyre, who rushed 73 yards with 14 carries in the contest.
“There was great potential for this team. Everyone knows that we have potential,” said McIntyre, who had a pair of TDs running through in a hurry. “Victory is victory, but for us there is still something to be achieved and to do. To be honest, it didn’t work very well.
“We put together some really good drives. It made us a little hype. After those drives we scored and we felt good about it. But in the end, we still have to do what we have to do. “
Upper Dublin took the lead 14-3 after O’Sullivan hit Griffin Pensaven with a score of 11 yards.
The Cardinals filled their advantage with the opening drive in the third quarter. Upper Dublin chewed for nearly six minutes, driving 80 yards in 12 plays and McIntyre went 21-3 on a 14-yard run.
“When we started, we were fine. It can take some time for us to get started,” Stover said.
The card was held scoreless until 8:12 remained in the second quarter.
“We either have offside or miss the block. That’s just the little thing we’ve been doing all year long. We need to fix that,” he said.
In addition to McIntyre’s production, Taufik Hidayat added 21 yards to the ground, O’Sullivan ran at 44, and Michael Wright chipped in at 14. Six different players caught the pass, including Noary, who caught six balls at 55 yards.
“We have a nice little stable thing on the back and receiver, there are a lot of people who can catch the ball and run it, it’s great,” said Stover. “We are all thinking about how we work together, and that gives our opponents a lot to watch and understand the movie.”
The Falcons recorded the only touchdown for the fourth time on the pitch to Nathan Bailey, who raced in from 5 yards to 21-9. Two run attempts have failed. Upper Dublin then limited the score with a one-yard surge due to Wright.
Galamama Malva was in a hurry to the Falcons 81 yards, including 29 yards in the opening series, which resulted in a 30-yard field goal by Jon Brady Bergfectel.
“In that triple, it’s hard to reproduce their speed and how they hit it and how they block it,” Stover said. “Once we speeded up, we understood it. It’s very difficult to reproduce a triple in four days of practice. But we understood it. (Pensbury coach Dave McShane) Had a good plan. We did enough to win. “
Upper Dublin 28, Pensbury 9
Pensbury 30 0 6 – 9
Upper Dublin 014 7 7 – 28
P-John Bradyberg Fectel 30 Field Goal, 5:49.
UD-Nyfise McIntyre 4 run (Owenkar kick), 8:12.
Griffin Pensabene 11 pass (curl kick) from UD-Colin O’Sullivan, 1:16.
UD-McIntyre 14 run (curl kick), 6:15.
P-Nathan Bailey 5 runs (run failed), 7:02.
UD-Michael Wright 1 Run (Curl Kick) ,: 53.
First down 1018
Pass (cai) 3-12-1 13-16-1
Passage yard 37125
Total yard 196282
P: Galamama Malva 12-81; Shane McGrin 13-27; Nathan Bailey 4-33, TD; Markis Rogers 1-9; Jordan Cherniac 2-9.
UD: McIntyre 14-73, 2 TD; Tawfiq Bartlett 7-21; O’Sullivan 8-44; Chris Cole Brenner 1-5; Michael Wright 6-14.
P: McGrin 3-12-37-0-1.
UD: O’Sullivan 13-16-125-1-1.
P: Chelniac 1-8; Beeley 1-19; Jace Secoda 1-10.
UD: Cole Brenner 1-1; Ryan Malroy 1-7; Noary 6-55; Pensaven 3-32, TD; Bartlett 1-20; Dan Johnson 1-10.
P: Daniel Miller.
UD: Tristan Cairns.
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