Check out the recaps for SOL football teams in action Friday. Pennridge/Neshaminy photos courtesy of Kim Supko. North Penn/La Salle photos courtesy of Kathy N. Leister Photography, and Pennsbury/Penn Wood photos courtesy of Darryl Rule of J&D Photography. Check back for photo galleries.
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NESHAMINY 21, PENNRIDGE 7
After giving a glimpse of their offensive firepower in an opening week loss to North Penn, the Redskins showcased that talent for the home crowd at Heartbreak Ridge on Friday.
“Our offense when Ian Sheehan, Brody McAndrew and Chris James are in there, I feel really good,” coach Steve Wilmot said. “When we sat down in the offseason and we drew up what we wanted to run this year, we knew we had those three guys as really good weapons for us.
“The game plan for this game was to utilize all three, and in the first quarter, we were able to utilize all three.”
McAndrew connected with Dawson Obringer for a 30-yard touchdown strike that spotted the Redskins a 7-0 lead just less than four minutes into the game. Later in the quarter, Chris James raced 70 yards for a touchdown, and when McAndrew found Ian Sheehan in the end zone with a five-yard touchdown pass, the Redskins led 21-0 early in the second quarter.
The Rams’ defense tightened up after that, and the Redskins took that three-touchdown lead into halftime. Pennridge got on the scoreboard with just over a minute remaining in the third quarter when Jack Ferguson punched it in from a yard out. The TD was set up by a long Bobby Croyle to Elias Dantzler pass.
The rest of the night belonged to the respective defenses.
“There’s a lot of really positive things to say about the defense,” Wilmot said. “The whole game the defense played really well, but when it turned into a defensive slugfest in the second half, I was really proud of our defense.
“Some guys that didn’t get off to the best start against North Penn the previous week – you really started to see them come into their own. I personally have a ton of respect for the Pennridge program. (Coach) Cody Muller – I think he’s a terrific person, a terrific football coach, and in the second half, we just got into a slugfest. I think some of our guys on defense really stepped up, and I was proud of the way they played.”
Neshaminy’s Gavin O’Connor came up with an interception in the fourth quarter. He wasn’t the only player to come up big.
“Linebacker Dawson Olbringer really read his keys, made tackles and played like we thought he could play,” Wilmot said. “On the defensive line, Tedo Sakhokia, got off to a rough start last week against North Penn. He’s our defensive end that kind of lines up on the tight end. It’s a tough position to play, and I really saw him come into his own tonight.
“Our secondary played well – Gavin O’Connor, Brody McAndrew and Ian Sheehan. Pennridge passed the ball a decent amount after we stopped the run. There was only one pass play that they really let up – a 40 or 50-yard wheel route, but other than that, our defensive secondary played well also.”
Neshaminy (1-1) will host Downingtown West on Friday, and Pennridge (1-1) will host Perkiomen Valley on Friday.
Pennridge 0-0-7-0 7
Neshaminy 14-7-0-0 21
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 27, WISSAHICKON 6
Three minutes was all it took to turn a scoreless game into a 20-0 game favoring the visiting Indians, who picked up their first win of the young season.
“It’s a relief to get the first one,” first-year coach John Greiner said. “The kids – especially the seniors really deserved to win in terms of everything they’ve gone through the past couple of years.”
The pivotal stretch began with the Indians capitalizing on a botched exchange as linebacker Sean Berlin took it in from 27 yards out with 2:44 remaining in the opening half. On the Trojans’ ensuing possession, Gavin Papp came up with an interception, and Evan Mancinelli ran it in from nine yards out to put the Indians on top 13-0.
Things went from bad to worse for the Trojans when they fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and Mancinelli punched it in from three yards out to send the Indians – who turned three Trojan turnovers into three touchdowns - into halftime with a 20-0 lead.
“We put into place everything that we’ve been practicing for the past four weeks,” Greiner said. “We had a hurry-up offense punch one in, and that key turnover that Sean Berlin picked up for a fumble recovery that scored the first one.
“I don’t want to say it eased us, but it confirmed what we can do because physically we dominated them. We were moving up and down the field into the red zone and then just sort of ran out of gas. To their credit, they played tighter defense and were able to slow us down. We controlled the ball, we controlled the time on the clock. We just couldn’t punch it in. When Sean got that first touchdown, it gave our players the confidence they needed that we can win and we deserve to win.”
Nick Santo – listed as an ‘emergency’ quarterback because of a shoulder injury – entered the game in the third quarter, and the Trojans got on the board when freshman Kyle Lehman sprinted 60 yards for a touchdown that made it a 20-6 game. The Indians tacked on another touchdown when quarterback Jack Owens scored on a bootleg late for the 27-6 final.
Greiner lauded the efforts of numerous players in the win.
“Dillon Sheehy moved from linebacker to defensive tackle,” the Indians’ coach said. “He’s a senior, and he’s the symbol of a leader. He’s going to Army for wrestling. He’s just a selfless player. He’ll move wherever you want him to just to get the team a victory.
“Timmy Gibson is a senior who plays both ways, and he really sucked it up and did a great job. Sean Berlin getting the fumble recovery for a touchdown, but also, he had some key runs in the fourth quarter to keep the chains moving and the clock going.”
Greiner had high praise for his offensive line comprised of Eric Molden, Blake Koch, Connor Atkinson, Cole Persinger, Andrew Jones and tight end Hayden Brick.
“I don’t know how many yards we were able to get running, but it was probably close to 300 yards,” the Indians’ coach said. “They opened up some holes for the running backs throughout the game.
“Cole Persinger was a running back all of his career, and this year I moved him to offensive guard. He’s another guy who deserves credit for changing positions for the betterment of the team.”
The win was the Indians’ first since August 31 of last year when they defeated the Trojans.
“I’m just so happy for the seniors and all the players in general because of all the hard work they put in,” said Greiner.
The Indians’ coach credited his assistant coaches for getting the players prepped for the game.
Council Rock North (1-1) will host William Tennent on Friday, and Wissahickon (0-2) will host Lansdale Catholic.
Council Rock North 0-20-0-7 27
Wissahickon 0-0-6-0 6
SOUDERTON 24, QUAKERTOWN 10
The Indians cruised to a win over defending District 1 4A champion Pottsgrove in last week’s opener, but those who thought the Panthers – with just three returning starters – would go down quietly this week had another guess coming.
The Panthers took a 10-7 lead into the final quarter when the Indians reeled off 17 unanswered points. Nick Guthre’s 66-yard touchdown run ignited the Indians’ late-game tear.
“I said all week – we went up there two years ago, and it had the same exact vibe,” Souderton coach Ed Gallagher said. “We kind of felt we should move the ball better and weren’t scoring. They hung around and stayed in the game and ended up beating us 16-13.
“It kind of had that same eerie feeling tonight. Thankfully, once Guthre broke that run, I had a pretty good feeling. We were playing pretty good defense at that point, and I just knew we could get a stop. It was a good effort. They responded much better in the second half. I was really pleased with that.”
The Indians had only three possessions in the first half, and the Panthers served notice that they might make things interesting when they recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff. A Gavin Croisette 26-yard field goal spotted the Panthers an early 3-0 lead.
The Indians took the lead on their next possession when quarterback Andrew Vince took it in from a yard out.
“We were running our midline option pretty well in the first half, and most of the time, the read was for Andrew Vince to keep the ball, and he ran the ball really well all night,” Gallagher said.
The Panthers regained the lead when quarterback Will Steich found Ben Kave with a 15-yard strike. The Panthers, who blocked a Souderton field goal, took that 10-7 lead into the locker room.
“We just shot ourselves in the foot, but they weren’t stopping us,” Gallagher said. “It was just a matter of going in at halftime – we didn’t make any adjustments. We just kept our composure and went out and played better in the second half.”
In the opening seconds of the fourth quarter, Will Leyland connected on a 21-yard field goal to knot the score, and they took a lead they would not lose when Guthre took it 66 yards to the house. A two-yard TD run by Guthre with 93 seconds remaining gave the Indians their final margin of victory.
The Indians finished with 275 yards on the ground to just 104 for the Panthers. Evan Kutzler had an interception for Souderton.
“We played really good defense in the second half,” Gallagher said. “Jacob Horton had another solid game playing linebacker.
“DeAndre Wakefield and (Nick) Guthre made some nice plays. Vince played well on both sides of the ball. Aonghas Evanik, our noseguard, seemed to get pressure a couple of times. It was just a solid group effort by the defense. They just pulled it together and played much better in the second half.”
Guthre had 100 yards on the ground on just nine carries to lead the Indians. Vince had 94 rushing yards and 64 passing. For the Panthers, Steich threw for 117 yards.
Souderton (2-0) will host Hatboro-Horsham on Friday, and Quakertown (0-2) will be on the road at Central Bucks West on Friday.
Souderton 7-0-0-17 24
Quakertown 3-7-0-0 10
CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 30, COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 0
The Bucks threw some serious defense at the Golden Hawks, keeping them off the scoreboard and allowing just 124 yards of total offense.
“It’s a total group effort anytime you’re facing an option offense,” West coach Rob Rowan said.
The Bucks’ coach pointed to Jack Fileppo as the defensive catalyst.
“Jack played a very good football game defensively,” Rowan said of his junior middle linebacker. “He had two or three tackles for a loss and 10-12 solo tackles.”
The Bucks took a lead they would not lose when Jack Fallon scored on a 30-yard run and then took it in for the two-point conversion and an 8-0 lead that stood until halftime.
In the third quarter, Nick Tumolo scored from two yards out and then followed Fallon’s lead, taking it in for the two-point conversion and a 16-0 advantage. A 22-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jack Neri and another two-point conversion by Fallon gave the Bucks a 24-0 lead. Tumolo’s second touchdown – this one from four yards out – gave the Bucks their final margin of victory.
“Jack Fallon and Nick Tumolo ran the ball very well,” Rowan said. “The offensive line blocked well.
“Ryan McKenna played a strong game at defensive tackle.”
Fallon had his second 100-yard rushing game in as many outings, finishing with 104 yards.
“I’m most pleased with the effort and energy our guys played with for four quarters,” Rowan said. “We still need to clean up execution aspects of our game. We’ll enjoy this one for 24 hours and our focus is on getting better Monday in preparation for Quakertown. They’re a well-coached, tough team. We need to be ready.”
Central Bucks West (2-0) will host Quakertown on Friday, and Council Rock South (0-2) will be on the road at Central Bucks South on Friday.
Central Bucks West (2-0)
Central Bucks West 8-0-16-14 30
Council Rock South 0-0-0-0 0
CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 45, HATBORO-HORSHAM 28
Anthony Giordano has been on quite a tear.
After throwing for 350 yards and five touchdowns in East’s opening week win over Quakertown, the Patriots’ junior quarterback was back at it again. This time he threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more as the Patriots rolled to their second win in as many games.
“Gio had a big night,” East coach John Donnelly said. “He was pretty accurate again tonight and ran hard. He’s just a tremendous competitor with a drive to win and succeed and to push his teammates. They really respect the heck out of him just because he’s got this innate ability to lead.”
According to Donnelly, Giordano gave a preview of things to come when he was a freshman.
“When (Evan) O’Donnell got injured in the week nine game, he moved us down the field to put us in a position to kick the game-winning field goal,” the Patriots’ coach said. “In week 10, he started the whole game because our starter was still hurt, and he did a great job. He like 25-for-40 and threw a bunch of touchdowns.
“Last year, we moved him to tight end because he was too good to not have on the field with Evan coming back. He was the backup last year. He’s worked extremely hard in the offseason to get bigger, faster, stronger, and he’s just very knowledgeable of the game. He’s exactly the guy you want calling the numbers.”
Giordano connected with Will Silverman on a 14-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter, but the Hatters evened the score when sophomore quarterback Colin O’Sullivan threw a 15-yard TD pass to Nahji Logan.
A safety after a high Hatter snap on a punt gave the Patriots a 9-7 lead, and then it was Giordano scoring on a two-yard run. The two-point conversion from Giordano to Nick Lapioli put the Patriots on top 17-7. Another O’Sullivan touchdown pass – this one to N’Gianni Cerisier from 18 yards out – made it a 17-14 game, but not for long.
Giordano found Nimmo with a 26-yard TD pass, and East took a 24-14 lead into halftime. The Hatters never threatened the rest of the way.
Giordano threw for 225 yards and ran for 67 more. Silverman caught five passes for 86 yards and a TD. Pat Volko (53 yards) and Drew Nimmo combined for 91 yards.
“I thought Pat Volko ran very hard tonight as did Drew Nimmo,” Donnelly said. “I thought those two guys did a nice job.
“I think the O-line is providing good protection, so a shoutout to the O-line. Defensively, I thought Michael Smigley played a good game and also kicked well for us again. There are some things we’ve got to button up on defense and we will.”
O’Sullivan continued his strong start, throwing for 175 yards and three touchdowns. Chrishon Avery was his favorite target, hauling in seven passes for 138 yards, which included an 80-yard TD. Cerisier had 145 rushing yards and a touchdown – on a 40-yard run – on 14 carries.
Donnelly’s team may have been the big winner on the scoreboard, but the veteran coach’s first comments after the game were directed at the Hatters.
“I think Mark Schmidt has done a great job with Hatboro-Horsham,” Donnelly said of the veteran coach in his first year at the helm. “They’re playing a lot of young kids, they did not quit tonight, they kept fighting, and we’ve got to tighten some things up on defense. But I thought he and his staff did a good job.”
Central Bucks East (2-0) will host Bensalem next Saturday at 11 a.m., and Hatboro-Horsham (0-2) will be on the road at Souderton on Friday.
Central Bucks East 7-17-7-14 45
Hatboro-Horsham 7-7-0-14 28
WILLIAM TENNENT 49, ACADEMY OF PALUMBO 20
There are bounce-back wins and then there are bounce-back wins. The Panthers – on the heels of a 42-20 loss to Plymouth Whitemarsh in their opener – fell behind 6-0 early and then reeled off 42 unanswered points.
“I was pleased with the effort of the first and second team guys – the effort and the attitude that we’re going to come out and play,” Tennent coach Rich Clemens said. “We took it on the chin last week at PW.
“They beat us up pretty good up front, and our O-line and our defense bounced back, and they really made a statement that they wanted to come out and play. We did very well running the ball. It was real team effort. What I was really happy that the guys didn’t say, ‘Oh my goodness here we go again.’ They came out and fought”
Palumbo used a long touchdown pass to get on the scoreboard first and led 6-0 after one quarter. The Panthers answered with 35 points in the second quarter to seize control of the game.
“They jumped up on us with an 80-yard touchdown pass, and our heads never went down for one second,” Clemens said. “They continuously fought through.”
Tom Santiago got the ball rolling for the Panthers with a two-yard touchdown run, and then it was Derrick Cosenza catching a 37-yard Matt Miller TD pass. A 15-yard touchdown run by Fernando Delgado was followed by a 41-yard Santiago TD dash. Ricardo Delgado took it in from 17 yards out, and when Matt Liddy split the uprights with his fifth PAT, the Panthers led 35-7 heading into halftime.
In the second half, Miller connected with Cosenza for the second time – this time from 34 yards out, and Ryan Marrinucci had a two-yard TD run to close out the scoring.
Santiago finished a stellar game with 206 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.
Clemens tipped his hat to Santiago and the offensive line for sparking the Panthers. Comprising the O-line were Josef Diaoune, Lukas Banks, Michael Costello, Quame Moore, Joey Gallagher and tight ends Dominic Chillot and Robert Emig.
“The offensive line was blocking, (Santiago) was running hard, and they just got that confidence that we’d be able to score,” the Panthers’ coach said. “Our defense came out and played with emotion and passion. We did well defensively, but our offensive line and our run game is what really solidified it for us tonight.
“I was really proud of those guys. Matt (Miller), our quarterback had a bounce-back game. He had a tough game against PW. It was just the attitude that they came out and they were ready to play against a team that just won 66-6 (over Lower Moreland).”
William Tennent (1-1) will be on the road at Council Rock North on Friday.
Palumbo 6-0-0-14 20
William Tennent 0-35-7-7 49
UPPER MORELAND 25, POTTSTOWN 13
The Golden Bears made their road trip to Pottstown worth their while, scoring 12 unanswered points in the second half to break a 13-13 halftime tie and earn the non-league win.
“It was a very sloppy first half, a lot of penalties both ways,” UM coach CJ Szydlik said. “We turned the ball over a couple of times, which obviously was not good for us.”
If the Golden Bears needed a lift in the second half, senior wide receiver TJ Troxell gave it to them.
“He kind of took over the game with two huge catches for us, one for a touchdown,” Szydlik said. “He had an interception later and even a fumble recovery later.”
Sophomore quarterback Byron Hopkins found Troxell for the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter, and sophomore Cam Jackson sealed the Trojans’ fate when he scored from 30 yards out.
“We had some really nice things happen for us in the second half,” Szydlik said. “We started playing better, and it all started to roll.”
The UM coach credited the play of his sophomore quarterback in the win.
“Byron Hopkins had a really good game last week throwing the ball, and this week he had a really good game running the ball,” Szydlik said. “They double-teamed Jahaire (Johnson), and they kind of took away a lot of our passing options. We had to run, and he took over that role, which was very big for us.
“It was a tough environment, driving all the way out there on the road, so a win like that for our young team was big for us.”
Upper Moreland (2-0) will be on the road at Upper Perkiomen for a non-league game on Friday.
Upper Moreland 7-6-0-12 25
Pottstown 0-13-0-0 13
PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH 35, METHACTON 7
The Colonials took a 14-0 lead into halftime and doubled that score in the third quarter on their way to the no-doubt-about-it win, their second in as many games to open the season. PW did most of its damage on the ground, accumulating close to 300 rushing yards.
“We were able move the ball on the ground,” coach Dan Chang said. “Brian Dresnin again was running hard for us. Our other backs were in the mix with Chris Pierce and Mike Paciello.
“Our ground game was going, and I thought we played pretty well in all facets offensively. We made some mistakes, but overall, I thought they were executing pretty well.”
Dresnin took it in from five yards out to open the scoring, and a 24-yard Christopher Pierce TD run sent the Colonials into halftime with a 14-0 lead. Back-to-back touchdown runs by Pierce – his second and third TD runs of the game - gave PW a 28-0 lead after three quarters.
“He had a good game today,” Chang said of Pierce. “He also had a pretty big kickoff return too to start the second half.
“We scored twice in three-and-a-half minutes at the start of the second half.”
Christian Pierce – twin of Christopher - returned a fumble for a touchdown, and the Colonials led 35-0 before the Warriors scored a late touchdown.
“Christian also had a big catch down the field,” Chang said.
Dresnin surpassed the 100-yard mark for the second week in a row.
“Our run game kind of starts around him,” Chang said. “He gets those tough yards and opens up some other lanes for our other backs.”
The Colonials’ coach also credited his defense.
“Jake Davis – our D-end – was playing lights out,” Chang said. “Our linebacker core as a whole is playing real solid. Zach Trioli and Nate Kern, a sophomore who is really taking a leadership role, and then Mike Paciello and Christian Pierce on the edges are just bottling everything up for us.”
Plymouth Whitemarsh (2-0) will host Norristown on Friday.
Methacton 0-0-0-7 7
Plymouth Whitemarsh 14-0-14-7 35
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP 54, THOMAS EDISON 0
The Spartans scored early and often on their way to a rout of visiting Edison on Friday. Quarterback Gabe Franczyk had a huge day behind center, completing 12-of-14 passes for 148 yards and five touchdowns. Cameron Dennis was his favorite target and hauled in nine of those passes for 113 yards and three TDs.
Brennan Fluehr stole the spotlight on defense with two interceptions. He returned one of those for a touchdown and also had a receiving TD.
Franczyk put the Spartans on the scoreboard when he connected with Dennis for a 17-yard touchdown completion. Then it was Franczyk finding Fleuhr for his first TD of the afternoon – a pass from seven yards out. When Dennis caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Franczyk, the Spartans had a 20-0 lead after one quarter.
Springfield added two more scores in the second quarter with Franczyk hitting Colin Hussie for a 12-yard touchdown completion. Then it was Fleuhr finding the end zone again, this time with a four-yard interception return that – after Evan Hincapie’s PAT – sent the Spartans into halftime with a 34-0 lead.
Amir Williams thrilled the crowd when he returned the second half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Another Franczyk to Dennis TD connection – this one from 17 yards out put the Spartans on top 47-0. John Adams raced in from 44 yards out in the final frame, and a Jack Hyland PAT gave the Spartans their final margin of victory.
Springfield Township (1-1) will travel to Midd-West High School next Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest.
Thomas Edison 0-0-0-0 0
Springfield Twp 20-14-13-7 54
BENSALEM 30, MASTBAUM 20
The Owls took nine-and-a-half minutes off the clock on their opening drive of the game, a drive that culminated with quarterback Richard Bardone punching it in from one yard out.
“It was literally four yards at a time the whole drive,” coach Ed Cubbage said.
The tone for the drive and the game – according to the Owls’ coach – was set by an offensive line comprised of center Ryan Brennan, guards Matt Brown and Terrel Roane and tackles Ian Bustard and Joe Trunkwalter.
“I thought our offensive line did a great job tonight – I was very happy with them,” Cubbage said. “They just did a great job getting off the ball and really controlling the game for all of the first half. They did a great job of clearing the way for us.”
Mastbaum answered with a touchdown, knotting the score 8-8, but the Owls responded with a pair of touchdowns – the first on an seven-yard run by Bardone and the second on a 21-yard scamper by Jalen Smith – to go into halftime with a 22-8 lead. That lead grew to 30-8 after Justin Johnson scored on a 61-yard run in the third quarter before Mastbaum scored 12 late points.
“Mastbaum has tough kids, they played well, they hung in there, they fought – they’re well-coached and just a great group of kids,” Cubbage said. “We have to do a better job of closing out games, but we were in control.
“The first thing I said to the kids – they were a little quiet after the game, and I told them, ‘I’m going to take an ugly win any day over a pretty loss.’ It is what it is. We’re 2-0, we won the game, we’re going to take it and go look to get better. Our ultimate goal is to win, and we won.”
The Owls’ coach lauded the performances of several players.
“Richard Bardone – again, just his confidence and command – he did very well,” Cubbage said. “We recovered a turnover in the first half which kind of swung the momentum. John Ridge – a sophomore – recovered the fumble which was pretty big for us.”
Bensalem (2-0) will travel to Central Bucks East next Saturday.
Mastbaum 0-8-0-12 20
Bensalem 8-14-8-0 30
PENN WOOD 38, PENNSBURY 35
It was a rough night for the Falcons, although the game had a promising enough beginning.
The Falcons – sparked by their ground and pound game – opened up a 14-6 lead after short touchdown runs by Brad Mickles and JayVon McNeil, but on this night, no lead was safe, and the tide began to turn in the second quarter. The visiting Patriots – sparked by a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown - closed out the half with a 12-3 run to go into halftime with an 18-17 lead. They added to that lead with an early touchdown in the third quarter to up their lead to 26-17, and the Falcons spent the rest of the night playing catch up.
On several occasions, they pulled close, trailing by just a 32-27 score after quarterback Drew Hensor found Josh Boyda with a 37-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter. Two minutes later, the Patriots got that back, going on top 38-27. McNeil pulled the Falcons to within five when he scored on a three-yard run with 8:35 remaining. An interception in the end zone by the Patriots brought an abrupt halt to a drive that could have given the Falcons the lead.
A safety with 57 seconds pulled the Falcons to within three, but an interception on the Falcons’ final desperation drive sealed their fate.
Penn Wood – sparked by the play of quarterback Desmon Johnson Jr. - accumulated close to 500 yards of total offense. Johnson accounted for 285 yards and three touchdowns.
Hensor led the Falcons, throwing for 190 yards and running for 122 more. Mickles had 88 yards and McNeil had 73. Brady Burgfechtel connected on a pair of field goals for the Falcons.
Things won’t get any easier for the Falcons (0-2) next week when they will host North Penn.
Penn Wood 6-12-14-6 38
Pennsbury 7-10-3-15 35
LA SALLE 42, NORTH PENN 6
The Explorers seized control of this one early, opening up a 14-0 lead after one quarter and adding to that in every quarter after that. The Knights – trailing by seven – appeared poised to punch it in, but a turnover inside the five negated that early threat.
North Penn did not get on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter. By that time, La Salle had a 36-0 lead.
Quarterback Jack Mchita threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target was sophomore Samuel Brown, who caught eight passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 65 yards and two touchdowns.
North Penn quarterback Kolby Barrow threw for 177 yards. Khalni Eaton was the Knights’ top ground gainer but managed only 48 yards after shredding Neshaminy’s defense for 283 yards a week earlier.
North Penn (1-1) will travel to Pennsbury on Friday for a non-league game.
North Penn 0-0-0-6 6
La Salle 14-14-7-7 42
DOWNINGTOWN WEST 34, CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 13
With just over seven minutes remaining in the first half, the Titans trailed the visiting Whippets by just a 14-6 score after Josh Consoletti found Sean Smith with an 11-yard touchdown strike.
By the time they scored again – also on a Smith TD reception - in the closing seconds of the third quarter, they were on the short end of a 27-6 score.
Central Bucks South (1-1) will host Council Rock South on Friday.
Downingtown West 7-14-6-7 34
Central Bucks South 0-6-7-0 13
SPRING-FORD 58, HARRY S TRUMAN 19
Spring-Ford was undoubtedly still stinging after its opening week loss to Central Bucks South on its home turf. The Rams took out any frustration they may have felt on the unsuspecting Tigers, who still were in the game when quarterback Dave Wilson Jr. found Jordan Fant for a 55-yard touchdown. After the Fant TD, Truman trailed its visitors 29-19 with just under six minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Spring-Ford closed out the game with 29 unanswered points to win going away.
Wilson accounted for the bulk of Truman’s yards, throwing for 158 yards and two touchdowns. The Tigers managed just 51 yards on the ground.
Harry S Truman (1-1) will travel to Academy Park on Friday.
Spring-Ford 10-7-20-21 58
Harry S Truman 6-0-13-0 19