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Meadowbrook Beats River In Homecoming Tilt, 48-14

By Staff | Sep 27, 2017

Photos by Pam Bennett River Pilot Lukas Isaly encounters heavy traffic while attempting to pick up some positive yardage.

The River Pilots’ Carter Dennis opened the game with a 21-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, but itwouldn’t hold up as Meadowbrook would out-score the Pilots, 48-7, the rest of the way to spoil the River Pilots’ homecoming night on Sept. 22 at Martin Flannery Field.

After the River fumble recovery and score, Meadowbrook scored on a 44-yard pass play, but the extra point kick was off its mark, and River still led, 7-6.

There was no more scoring in the first quarter, but the Pilots would tally on a Lukas Isaly seven-yard run to give the home team a 14-6 advantage after the Grant Williams conversion kick.

However, Medowbrook would give the Pilots a headache, scoring 22 points in the second period to give the visitors a comfortable 28-14 lead at the break.

At halftime, River crowned Rachel Indermuhle homecoming queen, while Luc Baker was named the Tim Rush Memorial Mr. River award.

Meadowbrook scored twice in the third period, and once in the fourth, while holding River scoreless in the second half to get the win.

Meadowbrook rushed for 391-yards on 40 carries, with Tim Ferguson doing the most damage, running for 266-yards and making touchdowns to pace the visitors.

River rushed the ball 30 times for 158-yards, with Drew Wagnild putting up 79-yards on 11 carries, while Isaly added 67-yards on 15 carries and a touchdown.

Michael Johnson ended the rushing yardage with two carries for 14-yards.

Isaly was 12-24 for 113-yards, and Wagnild tossed one for three yards.

Defensively Wagnild and Carter Dennis each made 11 tackles and both made a fumble recovery. Isaly made nine tackles, while Luc Baker and Colton Lawrence each made seven tackles.

“We got a good old-fashioned butt whooping,” said a disgusted Pilots head coach Mike Flannery, who saw his Pilots’ two-game streak end. “We didn’t tackle well and were bad in all aspects.”

It won’t get any easier for the Pilots as they will travel up the river Friday, taking on Shadyside at 7 p.m.