PHILADELPHIA — With his team facing one of the top quarterbacks in the area, Episcopal Academy coach Jim Auch couldn't have asked for more ideal weather Friday when the Churchmen went to Penn Charter.
Overcast skies, steady rain and increasingly muddy conditions dictated a grind-it-out football game.
But Auch watched in dismay as Episcopal (2-5-1 overall, 0-3 Inter-Ac) turned over the ball six times and played suspect defense in a 35-6 loss to the Quakers (7-0, 3-0).
"I didn't have any visions of grandeur," Auch said. "Penn Charter's skill people are excellent, and we were starting a freshman at quarterback. I was just hoping for a good effort, but we made several crucial mistakes in the secondary."