LC has no mercy on Morrisville

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Kev Hunter khunter@jour­nal­reg­is­

James Ward took two punts back for touch­downs and Kevin Sabo reached the end zone twice on short runs to lead Lans­dale Catholic Ln D firVW KDOI IuOO RI VFRrHV, and Mike Ia­cono’s one-yard burst en­forced the mercy ruOH Ln WKH WKLrG TuDrWHr, DV the Cru­saders dom­i­nated Morrisville 39-0 Fri­day night on the turf at Wis­sahickon High School.

Af­ter a 38-yard punt re­turn by WDrG, /C ZHnW uS 6-0 Rn its sec­ond offensive play on a fivH-yDrG run by -RH SFKPLG. Kevin Sabo’s one-yard plunge in­creased the lead to 13-0, DnG WKHn bDFN-WR-bDFN punt re­turns for touch­downs by Ward blew the game open be­fore the end of the open­ing quar­ter.

“He wants the ball in his hands — whether we’re hand­ing it to him or pass­ing it to him or on a kick­off or a SunW,” VDLG CruVDGHrV FRDFK Tom Kirk. “We are blessed with some very good backs. TKLV ZHHN, LW ZDV -DPHV’ nLJKW, DnG nHxW ZHHN LW FRuOG very well be some­body HOVH.”

WDrG finLVKHG ZLWK 91 yards on just three car­ries and also added the two most elec­tri­fy­ing plays of the night - his two punt re­turn TDs.

“I couldn’t have done that ZLWKRuW Py bORFNLnJ,” WDrG VDLG RI KLV 60- DnG 55-yDrG re­turns. “The sec­ond one ZDV D VKRrWHr NLFN, WKH PLGGOH ZDV WKHrH, (vDn DHKDvHn had a great block right up the PLGGOH, DnG LW ZDV D rDFH WR WKH HnG zRnH.”

2n WKH VHFRnG RnH, WKH bDOO had bounced off the hands of the other re­turn man for LC (3-0) DnG WDrG rDFHG RvHr, VFRRSHG LW uS, PDGH D FRuSOH RI SrHWWy FuWV, DnG ZDV JRnH.

“There was a lot of run­ning back and forth and side WR VLGH Rn WKDW RnH, DnG RnFH I IRunG Py bORFN, LW ZDV D rDFH WR WKH RSSRVLWH SyORn,”

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

Lans­dale Catholic’s Joe Sch­mid shrugs off Morrisville de­fend­ers for a big gain dur­ing Fri­day’s non-league ac­tion.

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