Reading rolls over Raiders

This article can be found published on the Reading Eagle‘s website.
(Reading Eagle)

(Reading Eagle)

An early fumble by Reading High could have set a bad tone for the visiting Red Knights, but they were able to put it behind them and beat Twin Valley 52-16 in a Berks Football League Section 1 game Friday night.

Sophomore quarterback Sterling Young-Trapp fumbled on just the second play. Twin Valley recovered and the ensuing drive gave the Raiders a 7-0 lead.

“I just told them we’ve got to move on,” said Reading coach Rob Flowers. “We don’t want to give anybody more opportunities than they already have to score points. We have to learn to move forward from those turnovers.”

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Reading did move forward and scored 12 points to end the first quarter, one score coming off a turnover.

For Twin Valley, the turnover would mark the first of four (one interception, three fumbles). Each one led to a touchdown for Reading.

“The big turning point was when we had the pick six when Jalan (Branford) had the interception and scored,” Flowers said. “We haven’t had that happen in a while for us, so that was it for us.”

The interception by Branford led to 34 unanswered points by Reading, until a safety in the fourth quarter sparked some life back into Twin Valley, but it was too little too late.

“We have guys that just want to play football and just want to be a part of this program that we’re going to build,” Young-Trapp said. “It feels good to know that every day we wake up and we come to practice, we have guys that have the same desire that I have.”

Flowers echoed his quarterback’s sentiments.

“I attribute it to the guys, with their commitment to the program, to everything they have going on,” Flowers said.

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