Ex­plor­ers de­feat Frank­ford

North Penn Life - - Sports - By Dennis C. Way For Mont­gomery Me­dia

A se­ries of in­juries have held down Jor­dan Meachum for large por­tions of this ia Salle High foot­ball sea­son.

But Satur­day in the District 12/City Cham­pi­onship Class AAAA ti­tle game at North­east High School, with his team­mates down early with a case of “Win-OverSt.- Joseph’s- Prep- iastWeek-itis,” Meachum not only got up, he pulled the Ex­plor­ers along with him.

The sopho­more run­ning back rushed for one score and set up two oth­ers with long runs as ia Salle shook off an early funk and sped past Frank­ford, P7-20, giv­ing the Ex­plor­ers their fourth straight city ti­tle.

And the Ex­plor­ers needed some­thing to kick them in the pants af­ter the un­der­dog Pioneers got an in­ter­cep­tion from Mar­quise Pos­ton and EHJDN WKHLr firsW SRssHssLRN at the ia Salle 4P.

Frank­ford quar­ter­back Tim DiGior­gio (16-for-27, 252 yards) quickly moved Frank­ford in­side the Ex­plor­ers 10. But an end zone in­ter­cep­tion by Dad Po­quie ended the early scare.

With the early threat averted, Meachum went to work, break­ing off a 72-yard run that led to a Ryan Winslow 27-yDrG fiHOG JRDO, SuWWLNJ /D Salle in front to stay with 7:P2 left in the open­ing quar­ter.

Three plays af­ter a fourth­down stop, Chris wKane found Jimmy Her­ron across the mid­dle, and the sopho­more out­raced ev­ery­one to the end zone to com­plete a 77-yard scor­ing play.

Meachum scored from there, and some early fret­ting was quelled via a 16-0 ia Salle lead by quar­ter’s end.

With the ia Salle de­fense tak­ing it up the nec­es­sary notch or two, the Ex­plor­ers WRRN WKHLr fiNDO 14 sNDSs RF WKH half in Frank­ford ter­ri­tory.

And they scored on their fiNDO fivH SRssHssLRNs (NRW in­clud­ing the per­func­tory run into the line on the half’s fiNDO SODy).

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