Friday, November 2, 2012

Exeter 35, Daniel Boone 7

Quarterback Kyle Yocum, right, led Exeter to a 35-7 win over Daniel Boone Friday. (JRC file photo)

By Jeff Stover
UNION — It had occupied a spot in the Daniel Boone High School trophy case for the past eight years.
But after Friday evening’s game with Exeter, the “Pig Iron” Trophy — symbol of the longtime rivalry between the Blazers and their neighbors to their north — will be taking up a new home in the Reading area school. And to a degree, the trophy’s change of venue characterizes the different directions in which the Berks County grid programs were heading this fall.
The schools closed out their Berks Football League (Section One) regular seasons with the Eagles rolling up a 35-7 victory in the “Pig Iron Bowl.” That ended Boone’s eight-year domination of a series in its 55th matchup, not to mention giving Exeter a decided head of steam heading into the postseason phase of its 2012 campaign.
And as for the trophy ...
“I think we have a spot for it,” Matt Connelly, the star of the Eagles’ offense with close to 150 yards’ total offense, said afterward. Connelly rushed for a game-high 138 yards on 24 carries, scoring Exeter’s first two touchdowns in addition to catching one Kyle Yocum pass for another nine.

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