Sauter Carries Western Wayne With 6 TDs
SOUTH CANAAN TWP. — Western Wayne senior tailback Kobe Sauter knew what his job was Friday night: follow his offensive line.
Sauter did that to the tune of 174 yards and six touchdowns as the Wildcats dominated from the opening kickoff in a 50-6 victory over Meyers in a District 2 Class 3A quarterfinal at Sharkey Rossetti Memorial Stadium.
The Wildcats (6-5) advance to a semifinal against the winner of today’s game between GAR and Scranton Prep.
Sauter scored four times in the opening 14 minutes as Western Wayne (6-5) left little doubt en route to its first district playoff win. He scored on runs of 24, 7, 15, 9 and 6 in the first half and added a 2-yard score in the third quarter.
“It was a great feeling,” Sauter said. “My line always does a great job. It doesn’t really matter who runs the ball or where they run it, they open up holes everywhere.”
The Wildcats finished with 323 yards on 41 carries. Zane Janiszewski added 69 yards on five carries, including a 36-yard score, and Caleb Brumgard added 64 yards on nine rushes.
However, it was Sauter who set the tone, carrying four times for 53 yards and a score on a 92-yard scoring drive to start the game. In the first quarter alone, he carried 12 times for 119 yards and three scores.
“Kobe did a great job all year as far as going where the offensive line was getting people off the ball and getting to the second level,” Wildcats head coach Randy Wolff said. “He has a great knack for finding that crack and really getting into the secondary of the defense.”
The Wildcats led, 22-0, after Sauter’s third score with 1:21 left in the first quarter. That’s when Myers (7-4) appeared to claw back into the game. Kevin Dessoye found a seam up the middle on the kickoff and raced 91 yards for an apparent touchdown, but a block in the back negated the score. The Mohawks, though, still had the ball on the Western Wayne 42 with a chance to gain some momentum.
Three plays later, that came to an abrupt halt when Wildcats defensive back Alex Kuha made the first of his three interceptions on the night. Western Wayne finished with four interceptions.
The Mohawks did get a big play in the second quarter when Nazir Dunell took a screen pass and scampered 57 yards up the visiting sideline for a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 29-6. Meyers finished with 180 yards of offense and 92 yards in penalties.
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