Dragons snap Hawks win streak

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 October 2017 at 5:12 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Camron Labarge looks for running room as Pembroke defenders Chris Good and Damien Ramirez move in to make the tackle. The action took place during the Hawks loss to the visiting Dragons this afternoon.

A three game winning streak came to an end as Holley dropped a 42-18 decision to visiting Pembroke in the regular season ending football game for both teams this afternoon.

Pembroke took the lead for good by driving 59 yards on the opening drive which was capped off by a 5-yard touchdown run by Zach von Kramer who rushed for over 300 yards and four TDs on the day. A 26 yard pass completion from quarterback Reid Miano to Jacob Miller sparked that drive.  Miller tacked on the first of his six straight extra point kicks.

Pembroke assistant Coach Dick Diminuco, who served for 30 years as Albion’s head coach from 1979-2008, talks with Dragons quarterback Reid Miano.

The Dragons defense then came up with a huge play as Jarrod Carrow recovered a Holley fumble and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown to quickly make it 14-0 with 4:14 still to go in the opening quarter.

The Pembroke defense also stopped another Holley scoring threat on a pass interception by Miller near the Dragons goal line as the opening quarter ended.

The Dragons increased their lead to 21-0 at the half as von Kramer broke loose for an 86 yard touchdown run with 3:50 to go in the second quarter.

Pembroke’s advantage ballooned to 35-0 midday through the third quarter after the Dragons scored two lightning quick touchdowns with a span of just 23 seconds on an 18 yard pass from Miano to Carrow and a 46 yard run by von Kramer which came on just the second snap after Pembroke successfully recovered an onside kick.

Von Kramer also scored the Dragons final touchdown on a 29 yard run early in the final quarter.

Holley got on the scoreboard late in the third quarter as Camron Labarge scored on an 8 yard run, a tally he helped set up himself with a big 36 yard run.

The Hawks also scored twice in the final period on a 2-yard run by quarterback Jeremy Mallett and a 19 yard pass from Labarge to Jamel Hildreth. Labarge had a 12 yard run and Mallett a 10 yard pass completion to Andrews on the first drive while Labarge had pickups of 20 and 10 on the second.

Pembroke finishes the regular season at 4-1 in the league and 6-1 overall while Holley winds up at 2-3, 3-4.

Holley’s Ryan Andrews runs down the sideline as Trent Smith tries to make the tackle for Pembroke.