Friday night’s battle in Robesonia between Conrad Weiser and visiting Muhlenberg certainly had a playoff feel. There was not only bragging rights on the line, but rather a shot at a shared Berks Football League Section 1 title, and also seeding in the district 3 AAA playoffs.
When the 6-1 teams collided on the field it did not take long to get the scoring started. After forcing a Muhlenberg punt, the Scouts were able to score on a 3rd and 18 play. Aidan Brosious ran 74 yards along the left side and into the endzone to put the Scouts up 7-0 just 3 minutes into the contest.
Following a Malik Shivers sack fumble of Muhlenberg’s Antonieo Dominguez, the Scouts took over on the Muhls 14 yard line. However, the Muhls defense proved as tough as ever forcing a turnover on downs deep in their own territory.
The Muhls were able to get into the end zone early in the 2nd quarter on a Ben Ortiz 1 yard touchdown run. It was Ortiz’s 16th rushing touchdown of the season, best in Berks County. After a botched extra point attempt, the Muhls trailed the Scouts 7-6.
On the ensuing kickoff, behind loud applause from the hometown crowd, senior playmaker Aidan Brosious returned the ball 91 yards for the score, putting the Scouts up 14-6, a score which held until halftime.
A 3rd quarter field goal by Jake Roth put the Scouts up 17-6.
The Muhls had chances in the fourth quarter, but were unable to capitalize on two separate goal line stands, leaving the final score at 17-6 in favor of Conrad Weiser.
Aidan Brosious led the way for the Scouts completing 3 of 6 pass attempts for 53 yards. Brosious also carried the ball 10 times for 110 yards and a score.
Alex Guilbe, who needed just 115 yards to reach 1000 for the season fell well short for the Scouts, as he piled up just 43 yards on 16 carries.
Meanwhile, on the Muhlenberg sideline, the only real celebration was the fact that Ben Ortiz went over 1000 yard for the year, finishing the night with 1015 (116 on Friday).
Next week the Muhls (3-2, 6-2) will host Daniel Boone (2-3, 3-5). The Scouts (4-1, 7-1) will travel to Reading (1-4, 2-6).