LAKEWOOD - Franklinville (4-5) defeated Pine Valley (3-6) in the Chuck Funke Class D consolation bowl championship game, 20-6, behind a pair of rushing touchdowns from Jamie Greiner.
Greiner scored on runs of 1- and 3-yards while Peter Kopp hit Christian Bigham on a 75-yard pass to help the Panthers build a 12-6 halftime lead.
Greiner's first score was set up by a muffed punt in the first quarter that gave the Panthers the ball at Pine Valley's 5-yard line. He went in from 1-yard, converting on a 4th-and-goal. His second score came in the third quarter. After Kopp scored on the two-point conversion, giving the game its 20-6 final.
OBSERVER?Photo by Scott Reagle
Pine Valley’s Josh Kilburn (32) looks to make a move past Franklinville’s defense, during their Chuck Funke Class D Bowl final, Thursday, at Southwestern High School.
Pine Valley's lone score came in the first quarter, as senior Josh Kilburn scored form 6-yards out.
"We tip our hat to the seniors," Pine Valley head coach Chris Buczek said. "We only had three and Josh, at the end of the year, turned into a machine."
The other two seniors playing their final game for Pine Valley were Lucas Trombley and Nicholas Sandy.
"They kept the team motivated," Buczek said. "They kept the team going. They were a bunch of kids that didn't miss practice and held the younger players accountable.
"Even though it's a small group, it's a real tough group to lose, because of how hard they worked" Buczek continued. "And how hard they worked for me. It's just tough to lose that bond."