Northeast Times

Week 1 High School Football Recap/Week 2 Schedule

Week 2 area high school foot­ball sched­ule

Thursday, Sept. 4:

Lin­coln at Dob­bins, 3 p.m.

O’Hara at Wash­ing­ton, 6 p.m. (at North­east)

Fri­day, Sept. 5:

Ry­an at Haver­ford School, 3:45 p.m.

Judge at North­east, 6:30 p.m.

Frank­ford at Penns­bury, 7 p.m.

Fels at Wil­li­am Tennent, 7 p.m.

Week 1 high school foot­ball re­cap

Cath­ol­ic League:

Ry­an 21, Judge 20

Full­back Bob McDe­vitt’s 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter put the Raid­ers up 21-20, a lead they nev­er re­lin­quished. Ry­an’s sea­son-open­ing vic­tory — and first win over its ar­chrival in two years — was high­lighted by strong com­bined ef­forts on the de­fense and of­fens­ive line, as well as standout in­di­vidu­al per­form­ances from run­ning back Samir Bul­lock (33 car­ries, 140 yards, TD), quar­ter­back Matt Ro­mano (6-for-11, 131 yards, TD) and tight end Jon Liguori (three catches, 84 yards). Seneca Wil­li­ams hauled in a 25-yard TD catch from Ro­mano in his only re­cep­tion of the game. The Cru­saders re­ceived laud­able ef­forts in the tough-luck loss from QB Za­ck Car­roll (8-for-13, 100 yards, TD) and Prince Smith, who scored on a 30-yard TD catch and an 84-yard kick­off re­turn for a score. Star ju­ni­or run­ning back/safety Yeedee Thaen­rat battled cramp­ing is­sues and man­aged just 60 yards on 12 car­ries, but did score on a short touch­down run and made sev­er­al big stops on de­fense.

Pub­lic League:

Abing­ton 35, North­east 34

Des­pite hold­ing leads of 14-0, 22-6, 28-14 and 34-28, the Vik­ings couldn’t hold off host Abing­ton at the end of the game. Asa Man­ley, after lead­ing the team in rush­ing as a tail­back in 2013, was fant­ast­ic in his first game un­der cen­ter for North­east. Man­ley rushed 19 times for 187 yards and two scores while also com­plet­ing 6 of his 9 passes for 78 yards and two throw­ing TD’s, both to Clayton Rush (three catches, 27 yards). Run­ning back Rush­awn Grange, who played at North­east as a sopho­more be­fore trans­fer­ring to Ry­an as a ju­ni­or, is back in the Vik­ings’ back­field. Grange car­ried 14 times for 73 yards and a TD, while Lin­coln trans­fer Travon Wil­li­ams nabbed three catches for 51 yards. Man­ley and Grange each ad­ded an in­ter­cep­tion on de­fense.

SCH Academy 25, Wash­ing­ton 15

The Eagles had a slow first-half start in their sea­son-open­er but still only trailed the Blue Dev­ils of Spring­side Chest­nut Hill Academy 12-0 at half­time. Wash­ing­ton nar­rowed the de­fi­cit to 12-7 on a third quarter touch­down run by Nigel Sealey, but a pair of Eagles turnovers aided SCH Academy in build­ing the lead back up to 25-7 be­fore run­ning back Bruce Smal­ley scored on a late rush­ing TD. Sealey (six car­ries, 85 yards, TD) and Smal­ley (16 car­ries, 62 yards, TD) were of­fens­ive standouts for Wash­ing­ton, but Blue Dev­ils QB Paul Dooley proved to be too hard to handle, rush­ing 19 times for 70 yards and two scores while com­plet­ing 10 of his 15 passes for 135 yards.

Penn Charter 54, Fels 26

The Quakers used su­per­i­or per­son­nel num­bers and some first half Fels mis­takes en route to a 47-6 half­time lead. Fels nev­er packed it in though, outscor­ing Penn Charter 20-7 in the second frame. Quar­ter­back Aasim Camp­bell went 7-for-15 for 85 yards and a TD, while Wes­ley White (six car­ries, 41 yards) and Samir Coe (sev­en car­ries, 53 yards, TD) paced the run­ning game. White ad­ded three catches for 44 yards and a score, and Kor­dell Robin­son hauled in a touch­down re­cep­tion. Coe also re­turned a fumble for a score.

South­ern 14, Lin­coln 12 (OT)

In his first game as the Lin­coln start­ing QB, seni­or Hosea Mc­Clam had a strong per­form­ance, go­ing 7-for-17 for 52 yards and a TD while also rush­ing 28 times for 98 yards and an­oth­er score. The game was tied at 6 head­ing in­to over­time, which is not sud­den death in high school foot­ball. Lin­coln scored first on a 5-yard TD pass from Mc­Clam to Au­gustin All­ston, but the Railsplit­ters failed to con­vert the two-point con­ver­sion. On its OT pos­ses­sion, South­ern’s Ca­sey Wil­li­ams scored on a 10-yard run and fol­lowed with an­oth­er run on the con­ver­sion, giv­ing the road team a nar­row vic­tory.

Down­ing­town East 45, Frank­ford 6

The young Pi­on­eers nev­er got it go­ing in Fri­day night’s open­er, en­ter­ing half­time against Down­ing­town East 45-0. QB Mikey Mo­rell, only a sopho­more, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to en­sure that Frank­ford wasn’t shut out. Ar­manti Womack (10 car­ries, 35 yards) and Ral­ph Hy­land (12 car­ries, 34 yards) were Frank­ford’s lead­ing rush­ers, while Devontae Lee caught the only two Pi­on­eer com­ple­tions for 24 yards.

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