Joseph scores 4 TDs; Sharpsville runs away from West Middlesex


Sharpsville continued their success against West Middlesex by knocking off the Big Reds, 35-19 tonight in their week 9 contest. The Blue Devils have now won 10 consecutive meetings with West Middlesex. The Devils have now won 5 of their last 6 games overall on the season.

Sharpsville capped their opening, 12-play drive, with a 1-yard touchdown run from Kobe Joseph almost midway through the first quarter. Joseph scored his 22nd touchdown of the season. 

After a West Middlesex fumble, Sharpsville recorded another touchdown. Again, it was Joseph, this time from 4-yards away. Joseph also had a 26-yard gainer earlier in the team’s second possession which placed the Devils across midfield.  

After stopping Sharpsville on downs, West Middlesex fumbled the ball away as Drew Gordon recovered the fumble and raced in from 16-yards out to give the Blue Devils a three score advantage late in the second quarter (21-0).

West Middlesex registered their first points of the game just before halftime when Kaz Hoffman brought in a 9-yard touchdown catch from Jake Bowen.

Joseph kept things going as he caught a 21-yard pass from Nick Alexander to begin the second half scoring. Sharpsville’s lead was extended to 28-7.

The Bowen to Hoffman connection once again proved to be sufficient for the Big Reds. This time, in the third quarter, Bowen found Hoffman on a 21-yarder for six points (extra point failed) to cut into Sharpsville’s advantage at 28-13.

As the fourth quarter begins, Joseph again scored for the 4th time today as he raced 41-yards to pay dirt to give the Blue Devils a 22-point lead (35-13).

Late in the game, Clayton Parrish finished off the Big Reds’ scoring on a 2-yard run into the end zone which was set up by Logan Hurley’s long fumble return. 

Scoring Chart

Sharpsville, 35-19 (FINAL)

First Quarter

S – Kobe Joseph, 1-yard TD run (S 7-0, 7:40)

S – Kobe Joseph, 4-yard TD run (S 14-0, 1:03)

Second Quarter

S – Drew Gordon, 16-yard fumble return for TD (S 21-0, 3:40)

W – Kaz Hoffman, 9-yard TD catch from Jake Bowen (S 21-7, 0:06)

Third Quarter

S – Kobe Joseph, 21-yard TD catch from Nick Alexander (S 28-7, 7:10)

W – Kaz Hoffman, 21-yard TD catch from Jake Bowen (S 28-15, 3:20)

Fourth Quarter

S – Kobe Joseph, 41-yard TD run (S 35-13, 11:40)

W – Clayton Parrish, 2-yard TD run (S 35-19, 1:29)

Sharpsville’s regular season comes to a close with a 7-2 mark. West Middlesex’s week 10 opponent is to be determined.

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