North Penn rolls past Quak­er­town

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Chris­ti­aan Defranco cde­franco@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

.yOH 0Dy­fiHOG rDQ IRr 142 yards and four touch­downs on just eight car­ries as North Penn left Quak­er­town in the dust, 42-7, in a Fri­day night blowout at Craw­ford Sta­dium.

North Penn, which has never lost in the Subur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence, sFRrHG RQ LWs firsW sLx SRssHs­sions and led 42-0 by half­time en route to its 30th con­sec­u­tive con­fer­ence vic­tory.

“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.

0Dy­fiHOG WRRN WKH firsW SODy from scrim­mage 70 yards to the end zone. He fol­lowed it up with a 30-yard run on the Knights’ next se­ries to set up his own 1-yard burst over the goal line.

The se­nior run­ning back, who also had 45 re­ceiv­ing yards, scored North Penn’s firsW IRur 7Ds.

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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.

“:H’vH fiQDOOy sHWWOHG RQ four guys that I think can re­ally get it done for us,” he said. “If they keep play­ing like that, I like our chances the rest of the year.”

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.

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