You’ve undoubtedly heard of ‘three yards and a cloud of dust’. Well this is ‘get two yards at the line of scrimmage and fall forward for two more’.
In other words ‘second-down-and-six-yards-to-go’ is much better than ‘second-down-and-eight-yards-to-go’, or ‘it ain’t no fun trying to tackle Noah Myers’.
On Friday night at Annville-Cleona High School, Myers’ running and decision-making continued to key the success of the Little Dutchmen football squad, as the home team spanked their guests from Camp Hill, 39-20. Myers, a 6-4 220-pound senior quarterback, tallied five touchdowns, all on the ground, all on keepers and gained a total of 161 rushing yards on 22 carries.
Myers, who is speedier than he leaves on, scored his first touchdown early in the first quarter, on a 59-yard jaunt to put Annville-Cleona up 6-0. Myers scored again in the middle of the second quarter to push the Little Dutchmen’s advantage to 19-7.
And his third TD, a one-yard plunge after halftime, proved to be the winning score. Myers’ final two touchdowns, a 14-yard run and a ten-yard scamper, put the outcome out of reach.
With Myers showing the way, Annville-Cleona, now 2-1, piled up a total of 389 yards on the ground.
– Jeff Falk