Sat. Pa. football roundup: Dence wins GA debut

Posted: September 16, 2012

With a strong tackle, C.D. David secured the game and handed a first-year coach his first win as Germantown Academy stopped host Hill School, 7-6, in a nonleague football game.

The junior linebacker broke through the line and brought down the Hill School running back on a fourth-quarter two-point conversion try that would have put Hill ahead.

Patriots head coach Matt Dence picked up his first win after taking over the program in March. He spent last season at Valley Forge Military Academy and is a graduate of Father Judge.

Joe Taylor handed GA a 7-0 lead in the second quarter after beating his man in one-on-one coverage and hauling in Ian Nolte's 30-yard pass.

West Catholic 42, Monsignor Bonner 24 - West Catholic erased a 24-point halftime-deficit and did all its scoring in the second half en route to dropping Monsignor Bonner at Upper Darby.

Greg White led the Burrs with 193 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He scored three straight touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help West rally. On defense, Jaryd Jones-Smith racked up seven tackles and a forced fumble.

Haverford School 20, Lawrenceville 13 - Matt Galambos proved to be too much for host Lawrenceville as the Fords rolled to the win.

The running back finished with 207 yards on 18 carries and a pair of touchdowns. In the fourth quarter, he went around the left side, eluded two tackles and rushed 47 yards for the touchdown.

Penn Charter 13, McDonogh 0 - Eric Berger's second-quarter touchdown proved to be all Penn Charter would need as it blanked visiting McDonogh.

Berger rumbled for a three-yard touchdown to put the Quakers ahead, 7-0. In the fourth, Mike McGlinchey highlighted Penn Charter's defense with a 15-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.

Berger finished with 79 yards and was aided by Bruce Smalley's 49 rushing yards.

Chester 29, Furness 6 - Darrell Nicholson helped kick-start an impressive Chester first-half as the Clippers cruised past Furness at Southern.

Nicholson scored an 80-yard touchdown in the first quarter on an option play. In the second quarter, he broke a tackle in the backfield and eluded five others en route to a 47-yard sprint for a touchdown.

Chester's defense held Furness to just 17 yards of total offense. The unit was led by Diquan Dill, who picked up a pair of sacks.

Chichester 27, Bishop Shanahan 21 - Chichester's defense stepped up in the final minute to shut the door on host Bishop Shanahan.

Shanahan's Jeff Cebrowski recorded an interception with 9 minutes left and the Eagles trailing by six.

Justin Cook navigated his offense from its own 38-yard line to Chichester's nine before bringing up a fourth and goal. On the play, Cook recovered a botched snap and was sacked in the backfield to end the game.

Chichester was led by Na'ceem Antenor's 66 rushing yards on 10 carries, including his 52-yard touchdown down the left sideline in the fourth quarter. Dejuan Santana finished with 65 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown.

Jenkintown 21, George School 6 - Jenkintown's Tom Kinniry proved to be a durable commodity as the Drakes rolled at George School.

On 25 rushes, Kinniry gained 133 yards and rushed for three touchdowns. He put the visitors on the board with a three-yard score in the first quarter.

Roman Catholic 42, Springside Chestnut Hill 7 - Demetri Kelly's three touchdowns and 149 yards of total offense helped spark Roman Catholic's rout at Springside Chestnut Hill.

Kelly hauled in a 28-yard touchdown in the second quarter before adding a pair of short rushes later in the quarter.

Truman 23, Fels 20 - Manny Fisher nailed a 30-yard field goal with 7 seconds left to lift Truman over Fels at Northeast. The play was set up by an interception by Ty Walker.

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