Morrisville edges Drakes

Glenside News - - LETTERS - By An­drew Marcus

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.

Mont­gomery Me­dia / BOB RAINES

Lower More­land’s Bren­dan Nolan and Up­per More­land’s Matt Fo­ley bat­tle for the ball dur­ing Wed­nes­day’s ac­tion.

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