Sat. Pa. football roundup: St. Joe's Prep tops Gonzaga

Posted: September 09, 2012

Gonzaga had been blitzing Chris Martin all Saturday afternoon in what the St. Joseph's Prep Hawks usually call "zero coverage."

That man-to-man defense was all junior Vince Moffett needed to see.

Martin, a junior quarterback, had a great read on the extra Gonzaga players coming on the blitz and threw the ball down the field to Moffett. The junior wideout beat his man and then blew by the rest of the defenders into the end zone.

The 72-yard connection from Martin to Moffett opened the game up in the second quarter, en route to St. Joseph's Prep beating Gonzaga, 28-14, at Franklin Field in a nonleague game.

Martin was an offensive force in the game throwing for 211 yards and a touchdown, on nine completions. He also had seven carries on the ground for 27 yards and two touchdowns.

Five receivers had catches for the Hawks, including a 29 yard reception by senior D.J. Durant. Sophomore Olamide Zaccacheus had two catches for 48 yards, while junior Jawan McCallister had four catches for 53 total yards.

But a balanced offensive attack was what helped St. Joseph's take command of the game, as the Hawks had 180 total yards rushing, with Moffett, sophomore John Reed, and Zaccacheus all contributing to the ground game.

At the half, the Hawks led 21-7, outscoring Gonzaga by a touchdown in each of the first two quarters. St. Joe's continued to exploit the blitzing defense of Gonzaga, scoring one more touchdown in the third and icing the game.

Lower Moreland 33, George School 6 - Ryan Killion rushed for a pair of scores to lead the host Lions to the easy win over George School.

He scampered for a 40-yard touchdown in the first quarter after running off the right tackle. Killion duplicated the route later in the half for a 25-yard touchdown.

Max Sandburg added a 60-yard rushing touchdown before halftime as Lower Moreland scored 33-straight points.

Academy of New Church 35, Olney 8 - Walter King-Bailes' 64-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter set the tone as Academy of the New Church rolled over the host Trojans.

Quarterback Shane McCurdy hauled in a pair of touchdowns from Landon Elder, including an 83-yard bomb in the third quarter.

McCurdy, who also plays kicker, connected on all four of his extra points.

Penn Charter 30, Fels 0 - Senior Daryl Worly's efforts on both sides of the ball provided the difference for Penn Charter to ease past visiting Fels.

Worly hauled in a five-yard touchdown pass to cap off the Quakers' 23-point first half and picked off three Fels' passes. Eric Neefe put Penn Charter on the board with a 19-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter.

Bishop Shanahan 33, Octorara 12 -The strong rain started early in the third quarter and affected both team's offensive approaches as Bishop Shanahan rolled over visiting Octorara.

Pat Corcoran scored two touchdowns in the first half, including a two-yard rumble to take a 14-6 lead in the first quarter. He then hauled in a 12-yard pass from Justin Cook to send the Eagles into halftime leading, 21-6.

In the second half, Cody Smith brought in a 21-yard touchdown pass from Cook and Mike Smith returned a 31-yard interception for a touchdown.

Bonner-Prendergast 35, Archbishop Carroll 0 - The game's start time was moved up to avoid the evening rainstorm, but that didn't affect the Friars as they rolled past Carroll at Upper Darby.

Joe DePhillipo led the way for Bonner-Prendergast as he rushed for a 30-yard touchdown to take a 22-0 lead late in the second quarter. Junior quarterback Colin DiGalbo dished a pitch to DePhillipo as he sprinted down the right sideline for the easy score.

DiGalbo's twin brother, Christian, is a member of the team's line unit.

DePhillipo finished the game with a pair of touchdowns as Bonner-Prendergast raced to a 28-0 lead at halftime. Kyle Dawson opened the scoring with a first-quarter touchdown run.


Delco Christian's season opener with Carson Long Military has been rescheduled for Monday at 4 p.m. because of Saturday's rain.

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