Ia Salle blows out Father Judge
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.