Khalon Simmons bobbled the ball slightly on the hand off about two yards deep in the end zone. He gained control by the time he reached right the tackle and tight end who were in the process of pushing the Harborcreek defense into the center of the field.
Simmons was untouched as he rounded the corner seeing only daylight ahead. His eyes focussed on the orange pylons at the other end of the field and in Tony Dorcett like fashion he turned on his jet engines and went the distance. (Old dudes will get the Tony Dorsett reference.) Only the cold air touched him until he was mugged by teammates who lumbered the distance to chest bump him and pat his helmet. Simmons owes that tackle and tight-end lunch.
Meadville moves on to the district title game to face General McLane who took down a tough Warren squad. They will face-off Friday at 7 p.m. at Edinboro University.