NEW PARIS - Chestnut Ridge quarterback Beau Bosch saw his first chance at a long touchdown run negated by an inadvertent whistle on the Lions' first play.
That didn't stop him from topping the century mark for the evening.
The 6-foot-5 junior managed to rush for 102 yards on nine carries and scored two touchdowns as the Lions (2-3) routed Philipsburg-Osceola (0-5), 34-7, on homecoming at Chestnut Ridge High School.
Lions coach Max Shoemaker couldn't have been more impressed with how the team bounced back from the early confusion.
"We struggled for a couple of plays, but the kids made a nice recovery and eventually we asserted ourselves and got over it," he said. "We didn't let it be a back breaker."
Late in the first quarter, the Lions' defense set the tempo by forcing the Mounties to a three-and-out situation. Ridge took the ball right down the field and scored on a 9-yard run by Jacob Mock to give the home team a 7-0 lead with 10:35 to play in the second quarter.
"Jake is a nice inside runner," Shoemaker said. "He ran with a lot of power, and each week he keeps getting better and better."
Mock added another score from 1 yard out to give the Lions a 13-0 lead heading into the intermission.
Once the second half started, the flood gates opened.
Robert White took the opening kickoff of the half 62 yards to the Mounties 28-yard line. That led to the first score by Bosch to put the Lions on top, 20-0.
"We gave up two scores on special teams breakdowns, and you can't do that," P-O coach Jeff Vroman said. "It comes with the territory."
Beau Bosch made the Mounties pay again. On second down, he redeemed himself by taking a 67-yard scamper all the way to the end zone to give the Lions a 27-0 lead.
"Beau had a couple of runs taken back in the first half. He and [Jake Mock] complement each other well," Shoemaker said. "A lot of credit goes to our offensive line getting a nice surge off the ball."
Bosch credited his offensive line for the success of the run game.
"They know what to do," he said. "They were dominant tonight. They always have our running game going."
The Lions managed one additional score from J.D. Weyant as he took an 88-yard punt return for a score to give the Lions a 34-0 lead.
The Mounties, however, avoided the shutout.
On second down and two at the Lions' 5-yard line, Mountie running back Erik Smith ran up the right side to give the Mounties their only points of the game resulting in the final score.
Vroman said his young team will need to put together a complete game in order to compete.
"We have to play consistent for 48 minutes, which is something we haven't done yet," he said.
Game notes: Jake Mock ran for 88 yards on 15 carries with 80 of the yards coming in the first half. Chestnut Ridge did not complete a pass during the game. The Lions' defense managed to record three sacks. Chestnut Ridge will be in action next Friday at Mountain Ridge of Frostburg, Md., while Philipsburg-Osceola will look for win number one in a week as it returns home to face Mountain League opponent Penns Valley.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Philipsburg-Osceola......... 0 0 0 7 7
Chestnut Ridge0 13 21 0 34
C Mock 9 run (VanMeter kick), 10:35
C-Mock 1 run (kick failed), 2:58
C-Bosh 20 run (VanMeter kick), 10:57
C-Bosh 67 run (VanMeter kick), 8:07
C-Weyant 88 punt return (VanMeter kick), 3:46
P Smith 6 run (Boumeri kick), :12
Rushing: Philipsburg-Osceola Gray 15-58, Smith 8-34, D. Shuey 5-24, Matsko 3-16, Pepperday 5-(-9), Hawkins 6-32, Mason 1-10, Pryde 2-23. Chestnut Ridge: Bosch 9-102, M. Wiley 2-15, Mock 15-88, T. Wiley 2-7, TEAM 3-(-33), Crouse 1-(-1)
Passing: Philipsburg-Osceola - Pepperday 1-4-0-6; Chestnut Ridge - Bosh 0-4-0-0, T. Wiley 0-0-0-0.
Receiving: Philipsburg- Osceola Matsko 1-6; Chestnut Ridge None.