|Phoenixville's Ryan Yenchick is tackled by Methacton's Sean O'Neill during Friday's game. (Photo by Barry Taglieber)|
By Barry Sankey
PHOENIXVILLE — Ryan Yenchick rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns as Phoenixville jumped out to a 16-3 halftime lead and used a number of big plays to defeat Methacton, 37-10, in the Phantoms’ Pioneer Athletic Conference opening game Friday night at Washington Field.
Yenchick scored on runs of seven, one and two yards as the Phantoms (1-0, 2-1) controlled the line of scrimmage against the Warriors (0-2, 0-3).
“We came out and played very well with pride today like we did against Exeter,” said Yenchick, who doubles as a safety on defense. “That is Phoenixville football. We show passion and pride. It felt good, but I wouldn’t be anything without my line.”
Phoenixville’s Cole Luzins returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown to give the Phantoms the lead for good in the opening quarter. Ian Harrigan booted a 27-yard field goal to stretch Phoenixville’s lead to 10-0 by the end of the first period.
“Cole got the touchdown on the interception, that was a huge play,” said Yenchick, “especially with him stepping up on defense in his first start at safety. He played an incredible game.”