Update on NE scholastic football

A sum­mary of two games from last week­end, and a look at what's ahead this week­end.

   In the last two weeks, the North­east Times has taken a step back from its high school foot­ball cov­er­age to ac­com­mod­ate a hec­tic soc­cer post­season sched­ule. With the Pub­lic and Cath­ol­ic League soc­cer cham­pi­on­ships ex­pec­ted to be re­solved by Thursday even­ing, the Times will dive back in­to foot­ball in earn­est to cov­er the play­off slate.

   Be­fore look­ing to the week­end ahead, here’s a look back at last week­end’s two Pub­lic League AAAA First Round match-ups:

Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26:

North­east 44, Fur­ness 0: The Vik­ings dis­mantled Fur­ness be­hind two touch­downs from run­ning back Rush­awn Grange (7 car­ries, 77 yards), two from re­ceiv­er Devon Dillard (one re­ceiv­ing, one punt re­turn for a score) and a touch­down and four point-after con­ver­sions from Shimeek Carter. North­east ad­vanced to Fri­day’s semi­final game against Frank­ford, who knocked off the Vik­ings 27-6 earli­er this sea­son.

Sat­urday, Oc­to­ber 27:

Cent­ral 44, Lin­coln 0: A game ini­tially sched­uled for Fri­day af­ter­noon was pushed to Sat­urday morn­ing when Lin­coln failed to show to the con­test at Cent­ral due to trans­port­a­tion is­sues with school buses. The ex­tra day didn’t help the Railsplit­ters (of the AAAA Sil­ver Di­vi­sion), who were over­whelmed by the Lan­cers of the stronger Gold Di­vi­sion. Cent­ral ad­vanced to this Fri­day’s oth­er semi­final game against Wash­ing­ton, who knocked off Cent­ral in a close 20-16 con­test earli­er this sea­son.

The sched­ule ahead:

Fri­day, Novem­ber 2:

Cath­ol­ic League AAAA Semi­final (at Ger­man­town High School): Arch­bish­op Ry­an vs. St. Joseph’s Prep, 7 p.m. 

Sat­urday, Novem­ber 3:

Pub­lic League AAAA Semi­finals (at North­east High School): 

North­east vs. Frank­ford, 3 p.m.

Cent­ral vs. George Wash­ing­ton, 6:30

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