Myrick, Kiesewetter lead Marauders to easy victory
Keegan Myrick ran for 201 yards, Konner Kiesewetter scored two touchdowns, and Bishop Guilfoyle’s defense held Somerset to 38 yards of offense in a 26-0 victory at Mansion Park on Friday night.
Play of the game: Konner Kiesewetter picked off a Bradley Brandt pass at the Somerset 17 and weaved his way down a crowded sideline for a touchdown that put Bishop Guilfoyle ahead 14-0 in the second quarter.
Player of the game: Bishop Guilfoyle running back Keegan Myrick rushed for 201 yards — more than all of the offensive yards by the other players on both teams combined — and a touchdown.
Unsung hero: In his first game since taking over for West Virginia recruit Kolton McGhee, Bishop Guilfoyle kicker Deven Wyandt was perfect on three point-after kicks, booted a 23-yard field goal and got a touchback on one of his five kickoffs.
Most vital statistics: Somerset was penalized five times for 54 yards and ran 33 plays for 38 yards.
Bishop Guilfoyle coach Justin Wheeler: “I think no matter how you play Week 1, if you get a win, you feel better about it. Were we perfect? By no means. But we’re a young team, with a few seniors, and those seniors stepped up big. I’m proud of our effort, but we have a lot to correct.”
Somerset coach Bob Landis: “We need to make some corrections. We have a young football team, and they made young mistakes tonight. It starts with cleaning up the penalties.”
Bishop Guilfoyle’s Keegan Myrick: “It’s all up front. We have four returning linemen, so we’re relying heavily on them, but it’s also the hard work in the offseason that’s paying off right now.”
Notable: Dustin Hyde’s 32-yard run in the third quarter marked the only time Somerset’s offense moved the ball into Bishop Guilfoyle territory. Twice Somerset’s offense started on the BG side of the field but was unable to come close to scoring. … The Marauders have won five consecutive openers. … Bishop Guilfoyle has not lost to Somerset since 2007, and the Marauders have held the Eagles to single digits in six of their past eight contests, including back-to-back shutouts. Somerset hasn’t scored a touchdown against Bishop Guilfoyle in the past 12 quarters they have played.
Records: Bishop Guilfoyle 1-0; Somerset 0-1.
Next week: Bishop Guilfoyle at Westmont Hilltop; Somerset vs. Bishop McCort.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Somerset 0 0 0 0 — 0
Bishop Guilfoyle 7 7 3 9 — 26
BG–Myrick 20 run (Wyandt kick), 1:15.
BG–Ko.Kiesewetter 17 interception (Wyandt kick), 4:55.
BG–FG Wyandt 23, 6:29.
BG–Ko.Kiesewetter 1 run (Wyandt kick), 3:03.
TEAM STATISTICS Somerset BG
First downs 7 11
Total yards 38 198
Rushes-yards 28-14 39-184
Yards passing 24 14
Passing (comp.-att.-int.) 5-18-2 2-5-2
Punts-avg. 3-35.3 1-30
Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-1
Penalties-yards 5-54 8-58
RUSHING: Somerset, Hyde 13-60, Akanan 3-(minus-1), Flitcraft 5-5, Brandt 4-(minus-40), Mulhollen 1-1, Team 1-(minus-11). Bishop Guilfoyle, Myrick 23-201, McCloskey 4-11, Ko.Kiesewetter 5-(minus-2), Johnston 4-3, McNelly 1-(minus-1), Conrad 1-3, Chadbourn 1-(minus-1), Team 1(minus-30).
PASSING: Somerset, Brandt, 4-14-2-19, Flitcraft 1-4-0-5. Bishop Guilfoyle, Ko. Kiesewetter 2-5-2-14.
RECEIVING: Somerset, Akanan 2-3, Zylstra 2-16. Bishop Guilfoyle, McCloskey 1-12, Homan 1-2.