Sep. 9—One of the hallmarks of Wyomissing football is that seemingly any player can rise to the occasion and make a difference for the Spartans at any given time.
On Friday, after trailing by as much as 20 points against Trinity in a non-league football game Friday at Camp Hill, Wyomissing freshman Justice Hardy became the latest to live up to that notion.
With 14 seconds left, quarterback Logan Hyde connected with a Hardy on a 1-yard play-action pass to tie it, before the extra point by Keegan Maher gave the Spartans a 35-34 lead they would keep for good to extend their regular season winning streak to 38 games.
Trailing 34-14 in the third quarter, Wyomissing clawed its way back with an 8-yard rushing touchdown from Collin Niedrowski in the third quarter and a 1-yard scoring run from Chase Eisenhower in the fourth to get the Spartans within a touchdown.
The game ended with a sack by Penn State commit Caleb Brewer on quarterback Caleb Wray. Wray finished with two touchdown passes.
The Shamrocks opened a 14-0 lead behind an 85-yard run from Messiah Mickens, a Penn State commit, and a blocked punt returned for a score. A 44-yard touchdown run by Derek Macrina put Wyomissing on the board in the first quarter.
Trinity's Lebron Mallard caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Wray to make it it 20-7.
A 57-yard run by Eisenhower in the second quarter gave the Spartans some momentum before the Shamrocks scored two touchdowns to establish a double-digit lead once more.
A 38-yard touchdown pass from Wray to Mike Johnson added to Trinity's lead before the half, and a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown by Jacob Ness made it 34-14 in the third quarter.
Eisenhower scored a 57-yard touchdown run and Macrina scored a 44-yard run in the first half. Wyomissing ran 56 times for 410 yards.