Noah Myers can chuck a football a country mile. But it’s his legs – and eyes – which have been the Annville-Cleona football team’s biggest offensive weapon this season.
On Friday night, Myers’ running ability helped produce another Annville-Cleona victory, this time over rival Elco.
At Elco Stadium, Myers’ execution of the Little Dutchmen’s triple-option offense proved critical in a 27-21 triumph over the Raiders. As the quarterback and initiator, Myers showed the way for an Annville-Cleona attack which churned out 355 yards on the ground.
Myers did his part with 115 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns.
Facing a 7-0 deficit midway through the second period, Myers got the Little Dutchmen on the scoreboard. He exploited a crease in the Elco defense and then out ran the Raiders 77 yards to pay dirt.
It was also a Myers touchdown run late in the same quarter that gave Annville-Cleona the lead at halftime, one it would never relinquish. Myers 12-yard scamper 27 seconds before the break put the Little Dutchmen ahead 20-14.
With the Lancaster-Lebanon Section Three opening win, Annville-Cleona improved to 3-2 on the year.
– Jeff Falk