Exeter beats Twin Valley 40-18

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

(Reading Eagle)

Exeter 40, Twin Valley 18

At Twin Valley, lightning provided the spark which ignited senior running back Matt Connelly to 138 yards and four touchdowns as Exeter (3-2, 5-3) beat Twin Valley (0-5, 0-8).

It was a slow start to the game, but after a 50-minute storm delay, both teams ramped up the scoring with five touchdowns for 31 points.

Keeping the focus of the players became a challenge during the delay for Exeter head coach Matt Bauer.

“It’s very difficult,” Bauer said. “I think we did an OK job with it. We made a lot of mistakes tonight. We just have to improve from week to week.”

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It seemed as if the Raiders were going to make a game of it during the fourth quarter with a re-energized team after the break, which came with 4:09 remaining in the third quarter.

But Connelly made sure the Eagles weren’t going to lose it. He scored all three of Exeter’s touchdowns after the delay.

“It was just a good night,” Connelly said. “The first half started out slow, but I just felt different the second half. It was just all working.”

Despite an 0-8 record, Twin Valley’s offense had a noticeable improvement.

After going four games without a pass completion, freshman quarterback Alec Ranck went 2-for-5 for 63 yards and a touchdown.

The touchdown catch marked the first of the season for Twin Valley.


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