UHRICHSVILLE -- Claymont High senior quarterback Jordan Ueltschy scored six touchdowns including a pair passing and four on the ground to lead the Mustangs to a 56-14 victory over neighboring Indian Valley on Friday.
Ueltschy accounted for more than 350 yards of offense himself by completed 19-of-28 pass attempts for 257 yards and rushing for 114 yards on 12 totes. He had a hand in the first six scores by the Mustangs (2-0).
Blake Albaugh and Ueltschy opened the scoring on a 30-yard touchdown pass followed by an 11-yard scoring strike from Ueltschy to Keathon Herron. Alan Ruffini added the point-after on each score to give the hosts an early 14-0 cushion.
Ueltschy used his legs to score the next six points on a five-yard run after Indian Valley (1-1) fumbled on the kick-off. Ruffini was again true on the point-after kick for a 21-0 lead with more than five minutes to play in the opening quarter.
At that point, the Braves had run just three offensive plays from scrimmage.
Indian Valley sophomore Jake Davis, who returned three weeks early from a leg injury and finished as the leading rusher for the Braves with 131 yards on 24 totes, stopped the Mustangs' scoring run with a two-yard plunge into the end zone. Betz added the point-after kick to cut the deficit to 21-7.
That's as close as Indian Valley would get, as Claymont continued its dominance with a 30-yard scoring run by Ueltschy followed by 50 and 16-yard touchdown passes to Tyler Peterson, who finished with four receptions for 97 yards.
Ruffini converted all three point-after kick attempts to give the Mustangs a commanding 42-7 lead at the half.
Herron scored the seventh touchdown on the night for Claymont on a one-yard run and Ruffini's conversion kick pushed the advantage to 49-7.
Indian Valley's Brady Byers found Brett Cox for the Braves' second score of the night. Betz was again true to cut the deficit to 49-14.
The final points came on a four-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Tim Zurcher to senior Cody Bonanno. Ruffini's eighth point-after kick again split the uprights for the final margin of victory, 56-14.
As a team, Claymont finished with 195 yards rushing on 33 carries while completing 22-of-32 pass attempts for 289 yards.
Meanwhile, the Braves finished with 160 yards on 35 carries. Indian Valley completed 5-of-11 pass attempts for 61 yards and a pair of INTs.
Indian Valley returns to action at 7 p.m. on Friday.