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“We wanted to go about it very businesslike,” Knights coach Dick Beck said. “We didn’t want to relax. We’ve got to do what we do. I thought the kids did a nice job of focusing.”
North Penn’s scoring drives, respectively, took 12 seconds, 1:01, 1:09, 1:03, 45 seconds and 1:01.
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“I thought we had a good D-line and they really did a good job of penetrating,” Beck said. “I thought Khalil Littlejohn is starting to play a little bit better. I think we’ve got a good rotation up front with the four guys that we’re starting, with Littlejohn, George Shipp, Derek Brandt and Jesse Cook.
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Littlejohn recorded a sack and forced a fumble, and Brandt had a fumble recovery. Lineman George Keating had a pair of sacks. Linebacker Ray Kulp also got to WKH TuDrWHrEDFN.
The Panthers (1-4, 0-1) were undermanned as they visited one of the state’s premier teams. They’ve had so many players injured that they held open tryouts for TuDrWHrEDFN D OLWWOH RvHr D week ago.
Austin Shearer and Mike Berstecher shared the snaps for North Penn (3-2, 2-0), which had 156 yards through the air. Berstecher hit Colton Pyne in the end zone from eight yards out early in the sHFRQG TuDrWHr.
Tailback Chris McGinnis also scored a touchdown for the Knights. He followed up a 40-yard run with a 7-yard TD.
North Penn replaced most of its starters in the second half, which had a running clock because of the mercy rule.
This week the Knights will prepare for a showdown against undefeated Central Bucks South, which has been a scoring machine this season.