Philadelphia, Pa. - Penn JV broke out the alternate red home jerseys to host Delaware Valley and put up another impressive performance scoring 24 points in the first half and causing four turnovers on defense. Penn defeated Delaware Valley 44-7 on Monday.

 

Whitehall, Pa., native Matt Hamscher continued to impress with his two-touchdown rushing performance before giving way to Minnesota product, Matt Swanson. Hamscher’s slashing style is a nice complement to Swanson’s North-South running capabilities. Swanson pitched in a touchdown of his own on the ground.

 

Keiffer Garton continued to shine in JV action, accounting for two touchdowns through the air. His most impressive strike of the day was an over the shoulder grab by tight end Brian Leone. Shifty sophomore, Blake Adams gave Delaware Valley problems in open space all day long. Adams' touchdown catch off a screen pass was setup by a long catch by fellow wide out, Ryan Calvert who was stopped at the one-yard line.  Later in the game, Calvert caught screen of his own from QB, Ryan Brog, and scored a TD of his own. QB Chad Miller displayed tremendous athleticism in relief duty. Always a threat to run, Miller kept the Del Val defense honest with his dual threat ability.

 

Defensive End, Mark Smith made the most of the 41 snaps the defense had all game. During a zone blitz, Smith dropped into coverage and the ball was thrown right to him for an easy turnover. Jared Sholly was stout at the point of attack and added a sack. Steven O'Hayon had an impressive day at cornerback, picking off two passes and playing a vital role in run support. O’Hayon made a finger tip grab on the sideline for his first pick of the afternoon and followed it up by displaying his vertical leaping ability to nab his second INT.

 

California freshman, Erik Rask, added three tackles for a loss including a drive stop that kept Delaware Valley pinned deep in their own territory when they went for it on fourth down.  Not to be out done by his line backing brethren, sophomore Adam Trigilia was in on most tackles and also returned an interception for about twenty yards.

 

Transfer David Macknet caught the eye of Head Football Coach, Al Bagnoli, with his three solo special team tackles. The kick off coverage maven, Macknet came to Penn when LaSalle University dropped football following last season. Another special teams stand out has been Ed Kispert who handled long snapping duties and chipped in with a solo tackle of his own on punt coverage. In addition, kicker Trevor Charleston converted on a 33-yard field goal.

 

Greg Van Roten anchored the offensive line at center for most of the day until things got a little chippy at the end. The vocal competitor gave way to Ryan Narcum, who previously logged playing time at guard. Narcum got his first chance of the season to hike the football.

 

On deck: Valley Forge Military, on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 with a 4:15 PM kickoff.

 

*written by Penn Director of Football Operations Daniel Kuhn