Car­diac Cougars

Down­ing­town East scores 21 in fourth to scratch out big win over Ea­gles

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Peter Di­Gio­vanni pdi­gio­vanni07@gmail.com @PeteDLN on Twit­ter

You can find out a lot about a foot­ball team when it has its back to the wall. Will it cave? Or will it show char­ac­ter, and come out swing­ing?

A week af­ter a hum­bling loss to Coatesville, Down­ing­town East found it­self down Fri­day night against a tough Bishop Shana­han squad. How­ever, the Cougars dug in and scored 21 fourthquar­ter points to rally for the 2821 Ches-Mont League Na­tional Divi­sion tri­umph at Jack Mancini Sta­dium.

Jeremy Jen­nings led the way for the Cougars (3-1 Ches-Mont, 6-2 over­all) as he ran for 157 yards, and scored two touch­downs out of the Wild­cat for­ma­tion in the fourth.

“It was im­por­tant to go out and get a win af­ter the loss to Coatesville,” Jen­nings said. “And to do it run­ning the foot­ball, and com­ing back in the game, that was Down­ing­town foot­ball. We showed tonight to the rest of the Ches-Mont that we can run the ball down a team’s throat. I love run­ning out of the Wild­cat be­cause it gives you a lot of free­dom to do cer­tain things, and you can see things de­velop.”

Shana­han jumped on top by cap­i­tal­iz­ing on the first of two first-half in­ter­cep­tions by East

PETE BANNAN — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Down­ing­town East’s Bras­sir Stocker re­turns a kick­off for a big gain in the first quar­ter against Bishop Shana­han Fri­day night.

PETE BANNAN — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Down­ing­town East’s Zach Bur­den­ski pulls in a pass as Shana­han’s Bren­dan Dear­ing cov­ers for the Ea­gles Fri­day night.

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