Wounded GA falls short to Malvern

Springfield Sun - - SPORTS - By Dennis C. Way dway@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com

WHITEMARSH » Malvern Prep head foot­ball coach Dave Gueriera and his Fri­ars in­sist they’re not go­ing to share anything this year.

That in­cludes the In­ter­a­ca­demic League foot­ball cham­pi­onship.

So Satur­day af­ter­noon Gueriera and his charges took a big step to­ward mak­ing that goal come true when they drubbed Ger­man­town Academy, 28-7 in a game at GA’S Carey Sta­dium.

The visi­tors took a 14-0 lead, then hung on be­hind the run­ning of O’shaan Al­li­son and a stout de­fense that held their hosts score­less over the game’s fi­nal three quar­ters.

“At Malvern, we don’t be­lieve in shar­ing anything,” said Gueriera with a wide smile, “so next Satur­day we need to beat Chest­nut Hill be­cause we’re not about to share a cham­pi­onship with any­body.”

The Fri­ars wasted lit­tle time, scor­ing on their ini­tial drive and go­ing 70 yards on seven plays with a 34-yard con­nec­tion to quar­ter­back Drew Gun­ther to tight end Cole Mccabe set­ting up a 1-yard touch­down pass from Gun­ther to Quincy Wat­son.

Wat­son’s 37-yard run on the third play of the sec­ond quar­ter dou­bled the lead be­fore GA could get on the board.

The Pa­tri­ots did so af­ter block­ing a Fri­ars punt and tak­ing over at the Malvern 17-yard line.

Lacey Snow­den’s 21-yard pass to Mike Reilly got the home team on the board with 6:29 left in the half, but the Pa­tri­ots would not score again.

Mean­while, Al­li­son’s 53yard run would in­crease the lead to 21-7 just 2:08 be­fore half­time and the Fri­ars would not look back.

“They’re a good team,” said GA head coach Matt Dence. “They’re banged up, but they have depth.

“We’re banged up and don’t have the same depth.”

GA huffed and puffed but couldn’t land a prox­im­ity touch­down.

Malvern fi­nally put the game away on the fifth play of the fourth quar­ter when Al­li­son scored on a 5-yard run, and the In­ter-ac ti­tle would come down to one game.

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