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.