Penncrest's late field goal tops Strath Haven, 31-29

Washington's Donald Smith is caught by Central's Walt Peques after a short gain. Washington won, 20-16. STEVEN M. FALK/ Staff
Washington's Donald Smith is caught by Central's Walt Peques after a short gain. Washington won, 20-16. STEVEN M. FALK/ Staff
Posted: September 30, 2012

Penncrest's Jeremy Gonzalez capped a back-and-forth fourth quarter by drilling a 22-yard field goal with two seconds to play Friday night, sending the Lions to a 31-29 home win over Strath Haven in a Central League football game.

Penncrest trailed by seven at halftime but stormed back with 14 consecutive points in the third quarter to take the lead, before Anthony Myers tied the game at 21 on an 85-yard kickoff return.

Penncrest reclaimed the lead after Kevin Trusty's 10-yard TD reception. The Panthers then went ahead, 29-28, on Tevon Howie's 2-yard run and Kevin Mohollen's two-point conversion rush.

Springfield (Delco) 35, Garnet Valley 25 - Cam Durham ran for a pair of long touchdowns and threw for another as Springfield knocked off the Jaguars, The Inquirer's fifth-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Durham put the Cougars on the board with a 54-yard score in the first quarter and capped the scoring with a 61-yard scamper in the fourth quarter.

Haverford High 28, Marple Newtown 14 - Alex Drum and Kevin Leyden each scored a pair of touchdowns in the Fords' home win.

After Marple Newtown closed within a point at halftime, the Fords rattled off 22 consecutive points.

Ridley 35, Harriton 0 - Darren Washington paced host Ridley with three scores on the ground.

Catholic AAA

Andrew Guckin broke three tackles and went 52 yards for his second touchdown, a game-tying, momentum-swinging score in what turned out to be a 38-14 blowout win for Wood, ranked fourth in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, at Cardinal O'Hara.

After tying the game at 14, Guckin added a third score to put the Vikings ahead in the second quarter and finished with 148 yards.

Ches-Mont American

After his team fell behind by 11 early, Adam Burke ripped off three touchdowns and West Chester Rustin came back to win, 29-26, at home against Kennett.

With Burke carrying the load, the Golden Knights rallied to take a 29-18 lead before Kennett's Jordan Lardani cut the lead with a late score, his second of the night.

Great Valley 26, Oxford 13 - Great Valley ran for 425 yards and four touchdowns in the home win. Chris Geiss led the way with 252 yards and two touchdowns, including an 81-yard scamper.

The Patriots defense held Oxford to 113 rushing yards.

Suburban One National

Abington roared back with 20 points in the fourth quarter to beat Bensalem, 39-20, at home.

With his team trailing by a point after three quarters, Craig Reynolds ran for two touchdowns in the final period to ignite the comeback.

 Neshaminy 48, Truman 13 - Nate Hall scored four times on the ground, and Neshaminy picked up the road win.


Warren Allen struck for 150 yards and five touchdowns in Interboro's 41-6 victory over visiting Prep Charter. The Bucs' Sonny Armstrong added 148 yards on the ground.

Episcopal Academy 49, Chichester 0 - Matt McLaughlin caught a touchdown pass and scored another TD on a punt-block recovery in the Churchmen's home win.

Glen Mills 47, Ballou (D.C) 0 - Dontae Coates threw for 122 yards with four touchdown passes at home.

Public AAAA Gold

Despite facing a late charge, Washington held on for a 20-16 road win against Central. After trailing by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter, Central had an opportunity to take the lead in the final minutes, but turned the ball over on downs at Washington's 24-yard line.


Public AAAA Silver

Tyrell Gross scored three touchdowns and Olney dropped visiting Edison, 30-6.

Gross also ran for 129 yards on 15 carries.

Public Class AAA

Ben Coulibaly made plays on both sides of the ball, and Boys' Latin cruised past West Philadelphia, 36-8, at Simon Gratz.

Coulibaly intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown, and ran for 78 yards and a score on 11 carries.

Simon Gratz 21, Bartram 6 - Simon Gratz scored 21 unanswered points to pick up the home win. Ravone Cornish, Cornelius Middleton, and Ronald Colmon all scored on the ground for the Bulldogs.


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