LANGHORNE – Council Rock South (7-0) scored four touchdowns over the final 24 minutes on the ground as the Golden Hawks stunned Neshaminy (6-1) 28-21 at Harry E. Franks Stadium.
Senior quarterback Billy Fleming led the Golden Hawks rushing with 150 yards on 24 carries and three scores. This was the biggest win in their nine-year history.
If you don’t believe it, all you had to see was the Golden Hawk fans storm the field after the win.
Fleming scored on runs of 5, 28 and two yards in the second half. Mark Damirgian added 93 yards rushing.
The Redskins took the lead in the second quarter on a seven-play 60-yard drive. Charlie Marterella scored on a run and they led 6-0. Marterella finished with 214 yards passing.
After a quiet first half both teams exploded in the second half with one huge play after another. For every score the other team had an answer.
Council Rock South quarterback Billy Fleming said, “We made some adjustments with our blocking schemes at halftime and came out fired up.”
Boy did they ever as the Golden Hawks drove right down the field on the opening second half drive as Flemings scored on the five-yard touchdown run to start the wild second half.
But Neshaminy came back on a long kickoff return by Sean Ulmer and a one-yard score by Anthony Woodroffe put them back up.
With the Redskins leading 14-7 in the third quarter, Fleming’s 28-yard touchdown run tied the game up at 14.
With the game tied at 14, the Redskins quarterback Charlie Martarella’s 57-yard touchdown bomb to Dwight Williams put the Redskins up 21-14 on the last play of the third quarter.
Now trailing 21-14 in the fourth quarter Council Rock South drove 67-yards and scored on a Fleming two-yard keeper tying the game up at 21.
The Golden Hawks’ defense stopped Neshaminy and got the ball back on downs. Mark Damirgian’s 36-yard touchdown run with 2:27 remaining gave Council Rock South the lead, 28-21.
The Redskins would get the ball back but time ran out on them.