St. Joseph’s Prep bat­ters Knights

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Mike Cabrey mcabrey@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

SWDnGLnJ Rn WKH fiHOG DW Craw­ford Sta­dium af­ter the North Penn football team’s 31-3 loss to St. Joseph’s 3rHS )rLGDy nLJKW, FRDFK Dick Beck was not happy about who the Knights are right now.

“We use to be a blue colODr, KDrG-ZRrNLnJ WHDP,” he said. “These guys have be­come kind of a bunch of VKRZRIIV, D OLWWOH bLW I WKLnN.”

In its third straight non­con­fer­ence game against a Philadel­phia Catholic /HDJuH VLGH, 1RrWK 3Hnn JRW off to a bad start and it only got worse from there. Prep’s Vince Mof­fett ran the open­ing kick­off back 92 yards for a touch­down as the vis­it­ing Hawks scored 21 points in WKH firVW TuDrWHr Hn rRuWH WR their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive win over the Knights (1-2F.

“I think they think just be­cause they wear the Blue­and-Blue it’s just go­ing to KDSSHn,” BHFN VDLG. “YRu’vH got to un­der­stand it’s a lot of work. And there’s a lot of JuyV WKDW, I WKLnN, DrH JRing to be very sad this week be­cause we’re go­ing to start PDNLnJ FKDnJHV.”

Prep quar­ter­back Chris Martin ran from a game-high 92 yDrGV DnG D VFRrH Rn 15 FDr­rLHV DnG finLVKHG 11-RI19 pass­ing for 89 yards and a touch­down as the Hawks im­proved to 3-0.

“That’s a re­ally great WHDP,” 1RrWK 3Hnn VHnLRr of­fen­siveLde­fen­sive line­man Derek Brandt said of St. Joe’s Prep. “Last week (in a 24-10 win over Arch­bLVKRS WRRG), ZH SODyHG JrHDW Ln WKH VHFRnG KDOI, DnG this week we just didn’t play ZHOO Ln WKH firVW KDOI. TKDW MuVW SuW uV bHKLnG.”

Bran­don Man­des pro­vided the lone points for WKH .nLJKWV, DV KLV 27-yDrG fiHOG JRDO DW 8:18 Ln WKH WKLrG quar­ter made it 28-3. The three points were the fewest scored by North Penn since it was shut out by Neshaminy 35-0 Ln WKH 2007 DLVWrLFW 2nH CODVV AAAA TuDrWHr­fi­nals.

“IW’V rHDOOy WRuJK, buW ZH’OO just get back in the weight room and go­ing to prac­tice bHWWHr,” BrDnGW VDLG.

The Knights — 1-2 for the sec­ond straight year — open Subur­ban lne League Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence play Fri­day on the road against CHnWrDO BuFNV (DVW. 1RrWK Penn has won its past 28 SlL Con­ti­nen­tal games in claim­ing the last four con­fer­ence ti­tles.

“YRu’vH JRW WR OHDrn WR JHW bet­ter. And we got beat by a bHWWHr WHDP WRnLJKW, WKHrH’V nR GRubW,” BHFN VDLG. “WH tip our cap to them and we’re JRLnJ WR Wry WR JHW bHWWHr.”

Steve Gozur paced the Knights with 38 yards rush­ing on 11 car­ries. Austin SKHDrHr ZDV 8-RI-16 SDVVLnJ IRr 46 yDrGV DnG ZDV LnWHrFHSWHG WZLFH, LnFOuGLnJ RnH -RKn Du0RnG WRRN bDFN 17 yDrGV IRr D VFRrH ZLWK VLx VHFRnGV OHIW Ln WKH firVW TuDrter.

0RIIHWW FROOHFWHG 74 yDrGV rush­ing on 13 car­ries for Prep. Jawan McCal­lis­ter led WKH HDZNV ZLWK VLx FDWFKHV for 40 yards.

SW. -RVHSK’V 3rHS KDG D 7-0 lead only 12 sec­onds into the con­test as Mof­fett took the open­ing kick­off from his own eight down the left side­line for a 92-yard touch-

down at 11:48.

“The kick­off, it wasn’t about break­ing tack­les, the guy just ran, no­body even touched him,” Beck said.

Af­ter forc­ing the Knights to punt, Martin kept the Hawks’ next drive alive with a 40-yard run on thir­dand-24 from the Prep 10. Four plays later, he hit Cameron Cham­bers for a 24-yard touch­down at 6:39 for a 14-0 lead.

St. Joseph’s Prep went up 21-0 when Du­Mond picked off a Shearer screen pass and re­turned it 17 yards to the end zone.

The Hawks added an­other touch­down late in the sec­ond quar­ter, as Martin capped off a nine-play, 35-yard drive by reach­ing the end zone on a one-yard run at 1:19.

The only points for Prep in the sec­ond half came on D .ylH BDWWLQ 22-yDrd fiHld goal with 4:49 re­main­ing in

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

North Penn quar­ter­back Austin Shearer is pur­sued by St Joseph’s Prep de­fend­ers dur­ing Fri­day’s non-league ac­tion.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

North Penn’s Kyle May­field is stuffed by St. Joseph’s Prep de­fend­ers for no gain dur­ing Fri­day’s non-league game.

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