Ia Salle blows out Fa­ther Judge

The Ambler Gazette - - OPINION - By Scott Coff­man

For Mont­gomery Me­dia

ia Salle quar­ter­back Chris Kane is the kind of quar­ter­back who knows he needs to play well for his team to have suc­cess. When he plays phe­nom­e­nal, his team usu­ally wins by a lot.

On a fan­tas­tic day for football, Kane threw for 238 yards, com­pleted 15 of 20 passes, and con­nected with four dif­fer­ent re­ceivers for touch­downs Satur­day as ia Salle rolled over Fa­ther Judge 35-7 in a Philadel­phia Catholic ieague football game at iin­coln Field.

The Ex­plor­ers im­proved to 6-0 over­all and 2-0 in the PCi while Fa­ther Judge dropped to 2-3 and 0-1.

“We did what we had to do,” Kane said. “When we score on so many pos­ses­sions t o start the game it feels good. I also thought our de­fense was great.”

ia Salle head coach Drew dor­don was im­pressed with his team Satur­day.

“Com­ing in, I wanted us to play prop­erly and with pas­sion, which we did,” he said. “I think Chris (Kane) is throw­ing the ball very well which comes from rep­e­ti­tions and we now face a great chal­lenge in play­ing St. Joseph’s Prep next. I think it’s a great thing for our league.”

Kane started on the Fa­ther Judge de­fense quickly and found Sean Cole­man on a 19-yard TD pass with 5:14 to go in the open­ing stanza and it was 7-0. From there, Kane would con­nect with Jared Her­rmann, David divens, and Jimmy Her­ron on touch­down passes be­fore in­ter­mis­sion. ia Salle’s Her­rmann would also add a 14-yard TD scam­per be­fore in­ter­mis­sion and it was 35-0 at the break.

The Ex­plorer’s de­fense had Fa­ther Judge quar­ter­back Ryan Mack­iewicz run­ning for his life all af­ter­noon and ia Salle did out­stand­ing against the run as well. Fa­ther Judge had just 52 yards on the ground Satur­day.

The teams played with a run­ning clock in the sec­ond half. The only ex­cite­ment of the half came when Fa­ther Judge’s Ryan Mack­iewicz con­nected on a 60-yard touch­down strike to Bran­don Spatz mid­way through the third quar­ter.

ia Salle ex­ploded for 16 first downs while the Ex­plor­ers de­fense was awe­some in hold­ing Judge to just three for the en­tire game. Kane ate up Fa­ther Judge’s sec­ondary and the home team gave the Ex­plor­ers plenty of time to throw with no pass rush.

“We knew we had to come out hard,” the Ex­plor­ers’ Cole­man said. “kow we’ll just have to work hard to be able to play with St. Joseph’s Prep. We’ll play our game and do our best.”

For to­tal offensive yards Satur­day, ia Salle out­gained the hosts 332-152 as the game was no con­test, and it was ob­vi­ous early.

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