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CR South offense breaks loose in first win of season


It was a must-win football game for both teams.
But it was Council Rock South that came away with a convincing victory.
The Golden Hawks romped to a 48-13 win over Suburban One League Continental Conference rival Hatboro-Horsham on Friday night at the Hatters’ N. Dennis Steinly Memorial Stadium.
Both programs entered the contest without a win.
After scoring just 37 total points in their first five games, the Golden Hawks’ offense went wild.
Damon Culver started things off for CR South. His 2-yard touchdown run capped a 43-yard opening drive. Joe Fortunato added a 3-yard touchdown run and by the end of the first quarter, the Golden Hawks had a 14-0 lead.
The second quarter was where they did real damage to the Hatters. Culver, who had a breakout game, rushed for two more touchdowns, one for 13 yards and the second for 25. Bobby Kennedy recovered a Hatboro fumble in the end zone for another touchdown. The extra point attempt was blocked, but the Golden Hawks went into halftime with a comfortable 34-0 lead.
Hatboro-Horsham scored a touchdown on its first possession of the second quarter, but the extra point attempt failed, so the Golden Hawks held a 34-6 lead.
CR South’s first possession of the third quarter was short, but sweet. Jake Zarnowsky ran a kickoff back 80 yards for a touchdown to take the score to 41-6.
Daniel Erardi added a 13-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to cap off the evening for the Golden Hawks.

“I think we were just tired of getting kicked around,” said Culver, a senior who also plays lacrosse for the Golden Hawks. “Our linemen did a great job. We can’t score without them. The whole line, every one of them, they did an awesome job.

“Coming into the game we knew they didn’t have a win, either, and I felt we had a chance but I feel like we have a chance in every game. I honestly do.
“I think this was really a turning point for us. We showed who we really are and we need to carry that into the next game. It felt good to finally get one.”
Culver led all rushers with 114 yards.
It was the 100th win for CR South head coach Vince Bedesem.
“Any time you can get a win, it’s good,” Bedesem said. “I’m so happy for the kids and for our coaches. It’s very, very exciting to get back on the winning track here.
“I think we’re coming into our own. We’re playing top level opponents. Every single one of the teams we played in the first half of the season are most likely going to make the playoffs.
“Last year was a different year and there were still a lot of restrictions in the offseason, which we know everyone else had too, but we’re jelling together now. If it’s now, that’s great. We’re happy.
“Hatboro didn’t have a win either. One of us was going to leave the field still winless and we absolutely didn’t want it to be us so this felt really, really good. We’re shooting for this to be a confidence thing for the kids. That’s what we keep preaching and what we’re aiming to do.
“We’re going to just keep chipping away at it, little by little.”
CR South (1-5, 1-3) plays host to Central Bucks South on Thursday.