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Sports

Pasquerilla East rolls past Walsh

| Monday, November 10, 2014

On a chilly Sunday afternoon, Pasquerilla East proved to be too formidable an opponent for Walsh as the Pyros rolled to a 26-12 victory.

Pyros coach Kendall Moore knew this would not be an easy game for his team; however, he said he knew if his team played well, they would have a good chance of winning.

“We knew we were going to get tested today, but we wanted to come out and start fast and execute,” Moore said. “We knew that if we played our best, we were going to be tough to beat. So, we wanted to come out here and compete at the highest level.”

Pyros quarterback Macy Mulhall’s two touchdown passes and an impressive all-around defensive effort carried Pasquerilla East to victory. In the first quarter, both teams traded touchdowns, with Walsh scoring a long touchdown off a halfback pass. However, Walsh could not complete its conversion and trailed 8-6 heading into the second quarter.

In the second quarter, Mulhall took advantage of a Pyros interception by throwing a short touchdown pass, giving the Pyros a 14-6 lead into the half. After a Pyros three-and-out to start the second half, Walsh was deep into the Pyros’ territory when the Pasquerilla East forced a momentum-swinging interception in their end zone. Walsh was unable to recover, and the Pyros scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put the game away, 28-12.

Moore said he was satisfied with his team’s performance.

“I’m really proud of the way we played today,” Moore said. “It wasn’t our best game, and we still have some room for improvement, so I’m excited to see what the next two games hold for us. Hopefully we can get into the stadium [to play for the championship] and play well out there.”

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