Thurs. Pa. football: Lawlor leads SCH romp

Posted: September 14, 2013

Lightning finally accomplished what Pennington failed to do for most of the afternoon: stop Springside Chestnut Hill and running back Kyle Lawlor.

The Blue Devils beat Pennington, 27-0, in a nonleague football game called after three quarters. Lawlor rushed 16 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Dylan Parson caught three passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns, both from Paul Dooley.

Garrett Girafalco rushed for more than 150 yards and three touchdowns to lead West Chester Henderson past Washington, 34-14. Girafalco's longest score was a 55-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Matt Dinnaci and Cedric Wright also had touchdown runs.

A two-hour weather suspension in the third quarter was about the only thing that slowed Deon Clifton in Central Bucks South's 47-37 win over Notre Dame (N.J.). Clifton, a junior running back, carried 19 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Matt Radwanski threw two touchdown passes, including a 50-yarder to Kevin Moran, and ran for a 60-yard touchdown. Josh Adams opened the scoring for the Titans with a 50-yard run in the first quarter.

Jamie Griffin accounted for all of Jenkintown's offense in a 10-6 defeat of George School. Griffin ran for a 12-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and kicked a 22-yard field goal in the fourth to seal the win.

Archbishop Ryan, ranked ninth in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, struck for a couple of big plays early and cruised to a 53-0 win over Bensalem. Mark Ostaszewski tossed a 74-yard touchdown pass to Connor Golden on the second play of the game. Later in the quarter, Bobby Romano returned a punt 80 yards for a score. Samir Bullock rushed for a touchdown in each half.

Alex Pechin had two touchdowns for Unionville in a 41-21 win over Avon Grove. He had a 46-yard scoring run with two minutes remaining in the first half.

Donte Traynham found Stephen Pressley for a two-point conversion in the third quarter to lift West Philadelphia past High School of the Future, 10-8. They connected after a 2-yard touchdown run by Tahir Jennings, who carried 15 times for 89 yards. Justin Hamilton added 80 yards on 14 carries. Darryl Jacobs came up big defensively for the Speedboys. He made nine tackles and batted down a Hail Mary pass in the end zone on the game's final play. Future's Robert Hall rushed for 140 yards, including a 96-yard gallop for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Jequan Mitchell rushed for 136 yards, and Upper Merion held off Olney, 32-20. Upper Merion led, 26-0, at the half, but Olney closed the gap by scoring 20 consecutive points in the third quarter.

Academy of the New Church fell to Tatnall, 24-20. Rashee Hall rushed for a touchdown and had a 30-yard interception return for a score in the loss.

Public League AAA. Dobbins gave up a big touchdown early but battled back to defeat Boys' Latin, 14-6. Nigel Faulks and Lamar Parker each scored on short touchdown runs, and Dobbins scored on a safety. Clarence Rowland put Boys' Latin ahead by returning the opening kickoff 65 yards for a score.

Postponements. The line of storms that moved through the area Thursday evening wreaked havoc on the schedule, delaying several games and forcing the postponement of others.

The scheduled game between host Council Rock North and Hatboro-Horsham was moved to Monday at 6 p.m.

Neshaminy's game at Souderton was pushed to Friday at 3 p.m.

Neumann-Goretti at Haverford High also was postponed, although no makeup date was immediately announced.


Contact Tim McManus at tmcmanus@philly.com. Follow on Twitter @ByTimMcManus.

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