Sat. Pa. football roundup: Henderson wins for new coach

Posted: September 02, 2012

Chris Mitten's three touchdowns helped make his father's head-coaching debut an easy one as West Chester Henderson rolled on Saturday afternoon at Chester, 39-0, in a nonleague game.

Mitten, a senior running back and linebacker, hauled in a 55-yard pass to open the scoring in the first half. With a bit of gadgetry, halfback Spencer Rymiszewski took the toss from quarterback James Bady and hit Mitten with the deep pass.

Mitten's father, Steve, picked up his first win after spending eight seasons coaching the Warriors' defense.

"It was great, he a made a couple of really nice plays," said Steve Mitten.

In the second quarter, Mitten rumbled for an eight-yard rushing touchdown.

In the third, he baited the Chester quarterback into throwing a pass into the flat before jumping the route and dashing 40 yards down the side line for the touchdown.

Rymiszewski added a 12-yard rushing score in the third quarter. Sean Engle recorded a 38-yard field goal to send Henderson into half leading 25-0. He also connected on all three of his extra points.

Cardinal O'Hara 13, Archbishop Ryan 7 - DaShawn Darden scrambled his way out of trouble en route to highlighting Cardinal O'Hara's 13-7 win over Archbishop Ryan in Ocean City, N.J., in a nonleague football game.

The junior quarterback sprinted around the left end on a quarterback keeper before cutting to the opposite side of the field for a 40-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

In the first quarter, Darden found Joe DeMaio for an 18-yard touchdown.

Morrisville 34, George School 14 - Zjmir Ibezim averaged more than 10 yards per carry en route to driving the Bulldogs to an easy win at George School.

The senior running back rushed for two touchdowns in the first quarter, one from 6 yards out and another from 4 yards. He finished with three touchdowns and 80 yards on seven carries.

Senior running back Jimmie Miller didn't record his first carry until the fourth quarter, but he made it count, as he took the sweep off the left tackle for a 60-yard touchdown.

Neumann Goretti 33, Furness 32 - Jamal Custis's extra effort helped complete Neumann-Goretti's rally as the Saints topped Furness, 33-32, in a nonleague football game in Wildwood.

Quarterback Ray Lenhart connected with Custis, a junior wideout, for a 15-yard touchdown with 5 minutes left to secure the Saints' win.

Custis ran a 5-yard hitch route, hauled in the pass and shed a few tacklers en route to the end zone.

Lenhart, a sophomore, finished with 250 yards passing. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Custis grabbed eight passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns.

Berks Catholic 40, Pope John Paul II 21 - Quarterback James Bleming's 317 yards passing and wide receiver Tim Tadros' 154 yards receiving were not enough for Pope John Paul II, as it fell to visiting Berks Catholic in a nonleague game at Upper Providence.

The Golden Eagles found themselves looking at a 33-0 halftime deficit, victims of five consecutive scoring drives by Berks Catholic to end the half.

Bleming finished with three passing touchdowns, including two to wide receiver Chris Viesburgs. The two connected for scores of 60 and 35 yards. Tadros also had a touchdown, finishing with a game high six catches and 154 yards.

Muhlenberg 30, Bishop McDevitt 14 - Tymere Wilder's pair of touchdowns provided a highlight as host Bishop McDevitt fell to Muhlenberg at Cheltenham.

Wilder hauled in a 25-yard touchdown and sprinted for a 70-yard touchdown later in the game.

On the latter score, McDevitt orchestrated a fake handoff and pitched to Wilder on the left side before he broke free down the sideline.

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