LEVITTOWN – On a gorgeous night at Harry S. Truman Tigers squared off against their SOL rival Pennsbury.
The scoring opened up when the Tiger’s drove down the field on their first drive of the game. After a big fourth down conversion, and a 28-yard rush from Javeer Peterson, Truman was able to punch in a 31-yard touchdown run from Terrance Rodgers.
The Falcons answered right back with a touchdown of their own. With 6:23 to play in the first quarter, Pennsbury QB Zach DeMarchis rushed for a 14-yard TD. That would be the end of the scoring for the first quarter.
Pennsbury opened up the scoring in the second quarter on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by DeMarchis. A missed extra point made the game 13-7. Truman added to the total once again with a 22-yard TD run from Dylan Snelling.
Just before the half ended, Pennsbury struck one more time. With a mere 10 seconds remaining, DeMarchis ran into the end zone for yet another rushing touchdown. This placed the score at 20-13 heading into halftime.
With 4:43 left in the third quarter, DeMarchis scored his fourth touchdown of the game. Pennsbury would score three minutes after on a 7-yard TD rush from JayVon Mcneil to put the score at 34-13.
The Tigers came to life on the ensuing kickoff when Javeer Peterson took it 95-yards to the house. This inched the Tigers closer trailing 34-20.
In the fourth quarter, the Tigers were driving down the field. On a third down play Pennsbury’s Gary Minnes picked off Truman QB. The interception proved to be the ultimate game changer. The very next play QB Zach DeMarchis took the snap and ran 90-yards for another score. Pennsbury also added a touchdown pass from DeMarchis to Austin Palmer.
Truman pushed, however it was too little too late. Pennsbury outlasted Truman by a score of 47-32. QB Zach DeMarchis ran for 162-yards and 5 touchdowns, while throwing for 115-yards and a touchdown.
WBCB’s Brandon Garrett contributed to this report.