Morrisville edges Drakes
It has been no secret this season. The Jenkintown football team has been riding the play of their senior leader Tom hinniry all season. As the quarterback goesI so go the Drakes.
But on Friday night with hinniry kept on the sideline with an injuryI the home team had to look elsewhere to earn a win over Morrisville.
In front of the home crowd VRSKRPRUH -DPLH GULIfin stepped under center. The DUDNHV UHPDLnHG FRnfiGHnW, but the Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead and the Drakes could never catch their Bicentennial Athletic League foe.
First downs were few and far between and the Drakes dropped the contest 1M-SI which dropped their record to 3-5 (1-4 BAL).
The Bulldogs recognized the Drakes were without the player that has accounted for nearly all of their passing yards and a majority of rushing yards to this season. TKHy GDUHG GULIfin WR bHDW them in the passing game by VWuIfinJ WKH bRx wLWK 10 defenders on almost every play.
The Drakes could only muster OU rushing yardsI with Cooper Beaupre being the leading rusher with 1M yards. But the sophomore and his team was not going to go away easily.
The Drakes’ defense did enough to keep them within arm’s reach. With two min-
utes left in the game the Drakes finally broke through as Griffin found junior Michael McKernan for a 32yard touchdown pass. Unfortunately for the Drakes, they ran out of time before they could connect on the go-ahead score.
Griffin finished the day 5-for-13 with 91 passing yards in the loss. While the game was tough with such a short bench (only dressed about 20 kids) the future for the Drakes, once Kinniry and the senior class is gone, is full of talented athletes.
Lower Moreland’s Brendan Nolan and Upper Moreland’s Matt Foley battle for the ball during Wednesday’s action.