It was a perfect fall day for the Wyomissing to complete their third straight regular season unbeaten and win the Berks Football League Section 2 championship with a 45-7 victory on Saturday over Conrad Weiser.
The Spartans (6-0, 9-0) managed to contain the playing ability of star quarterback Logan Klitsch, as coach Bob Wolfrum had pointed out, and secure the victory in the last scheduled game of the history of the Berks Football League. The 13 Berks League teams will be part of a Lancaster-Lebanon League of 37 teams next season.
Klitsch led the league in completion percentage, passing yards and passing touchdowns, but was limited to 27 rushing yards and 6 rushing in the first half.
âWe just played our defense,â Wolfrum said. âWe didn’t add anything new for the game. We insisted that when we squeeze it we have to contain it and rush it and we had to swap out receivers because they do a lot of crossing routes but we do it all the time. The question was how they would do against a kid (Klitsch) like that, and it turns out we did very well.
Klitsch ended up being sacked three times and threw an interception at Drew Eisenhower as the Scouts (4-2, 7-3) couldn’t do anything offensively other than a 45-yard touchdown pass from Klitsch to Trey Dianna in the fourth quarter.
This dominance of the Wyomissing defense, which limited Conrad Weiser to just two first downs in the first half, got the Spartans’ powerful running game started. Wyomissing scored four touchdowns and a field goal to take a 31-0 halftime lead.
âAfter the start I think we broke them,â Wolfrum said. âAt first they were full of energy and the fact that their attack was going nowhere allowed us to impose our will on them.
Senior full-back Tommy Grabowski led the way for the Spartans with 114 yards and three touchdowns. As usual, superior blocking was a big factor as Wyomissing finished with 306 total rushing yards.
“The lineman blocked extremely well today,” said Grabowski. âThey gave him everything they had and the holes were wide open. “
Senior full-back Amory Thompson finished with 77 rushing yards, including an 18-yard touchdown on a reverse transfer.
Grabowski stressed how special it was to be a part of such a successful program.
âIt means everything,â Grabowski said. âWe seniors worked extremely hard for this and everyone in the team worked extremely hard for it. Doing it today means everything to us.
Grabowski expressed his confidence in the team’s chemistry heading into the playoffs.
âWe have to keep working on ourselves,â he said. “As a team I think we are a brotherhood and if we stick together it will be fine.”
Junior quarterback Benjamin Zechman threw his seventh touchdown of the year on a 26-yard drive to Charles McIntyre, and Ryker Jones scored a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth. In addition, Ian Levering had a 20-yard field goal in the first quarter.
Wyomissing will enter the District 3 playoffs as a No.1 seed in Class 3A and is already focusing on the next steps to successfully defend his title.
âWe have to get better every week,â Wolfrum said. âWe’ll be looking back at the undefeated season and how many leagues we have, those things are interesting to think about in the offseason. Right now, we’re just worried about getting ready for next week. “