Downingtown East scores 21 in fourth to scratch out big win over Eagles
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
Downingtown East’s Brassir Stocker returns a kickoff for a big gain in the first quarter against Bishop Shanahan Friday night.
Downingtown East’s Zach Burdenski pulls in a pass as Shanahan’s Brendan Dearing covers for the Eagles Friday night.