By Ethan Miller ‘23
Senior QB Macoy Kneisley threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and 3 different running backs ran for a touchdown as the Buckskins blew out Daniel Boone on Friday night 42-7. After a disappointing season opener against Penn Manor last week, the offense and defense turned in a stalwart performance at home in Witmer.
Zach Phy started the scoring early with a 35-yard touchdown scamper to give the Bucks a 7-0 first-quarter lead. Daniel Boone tied it up in the second quarter with a touchdown pass from QB Dean Rotter to make it a 7-7 game, which was as close as it was all night. From that point on, it was all Buckskins.
Nick Tran added his own rushing touchdown from 25 yards out and, just a few minutes later, Kneisley connected with wideout Jeff Fisher for a 29-yard score. At the half, Conestoga Valley led 21-7.
Tran broke off his second long touchdown run of the game in the early third quarter, this time for 44 yards. In the fourth quarter, Kneisley added a rushing touchdown to his passing one from earlier in the game, running the score to 35-7 Buckskins. Ish Camacho added a final score with a 33 yard sprint to the end zone to close out a dominating performance. The defense prevented Daniel Boone from gaining any momentum and forced 8 punts on the evening.
The win moves the Buckskins to 1-1 and third place in Section 2. CV plays again this Friday on the road, traveling to Garden Spot to play the Spartans. The Spartans are 2-0 on the year after wins against Lebanon and Conrad Weiser and are tied for first in Section 3.
Player of the Week
The POTW award goes to senior RB Nick Tran, who turned in a dominating performance on Friday Night. Tran rushed for 173 yards on 18 carries, averaging over 9 yards a carry. He also scored 2 long touchdown runs, on lengths of 25 yards and 44 yards. This is his first POTW award of the season.
Week 1: WR Jeff Fisher