La Salle rolls past Cardinal O’Hara
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“WH GLGn’W changH anyWhLng,” La SaOOH quarWHrback ChrLs .anH saLG abouW WhH ExSOorHrs’ HarOy sWruggOHs on SaWurGay. “WH knHw wH wHrH goLng Wo sWLck wLWh our gamH SOan anG wH knHw LW’G work, buW wH jusW haG Wo HxHcuWH bHWWHr anG WhaW’s whaW wH GLG.”
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In WhH WhLrG quarWHr, CoOHman made some dazzling movHs anG rHWurnHG a SunW 78 yarGs for a WouchGown Wo SuW WhH gamH SrHWWy much ouW of rHach for WhH LLons.
“ThH kLGs SOayHG soOLG WoGay,” La SaOOH coach DrHw Gordon said. “We’re not WurnLng WhH baOO ovHr, LW was gooG Wo sHH our GHfHnsH score and it was good to see SHan brHak onH for nHarOy 80 yarGs. WH haG a sSHcLaO WHams scorH, our GHfHnsH GLG a gooG job anG our offHnsH GLG rHaO wHOO Ln WhH mLGGOH of WhH gamH.”
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“IW’s so much HasLHr Wo SOay on offHnsH whHn your GHfHnsH Ls GoLng so wHOO anG whHn you’rH gHWWLng such grHaW fiHOG SosLWLon,” .anH saLG. “IW’s so much HasLHr Wo WakH somH shoWs whHn you’rH on WhHLr sLGH of WhH fiHOG.”
Though WhH sHason Ls WhrHH wHHks oOG, La SaOOH GoHsn’W sWarW confHrHncH SOay for anoWhHr Wwo wHHks, somHWhLng whLch .anH Ls OookLng forwarG Wo, GHsSLWH somH sWruggOHs from WhH ExSOorHrs.
“I WhLnk wH GHfinLWHOy havH somH WhLngs Wo work on,” hH saLG, “buW wH’vH won aOO WhrHH gamHs, so wH havH Wo
be happy with that.”
.DnH finLsKHG wLWK 187 passing yards and two touchdowns while completing NO of OM passes. Coleman caught three passes for RN yards and a scoreI Herron caught three for SS and a scoreI and senior gared Herrman also caught three passes for PR yards. Herrmann ran the ball nine times for RN yardsI while Herron ran six times for 49.
“We still have some things to improve onI” Gordon said. “Some guys were wide open and didn’t get the ball to them and a couple of timesI our guys didn’t pick up on some blitzesI but it’s still early in the year. ft was good to see them play well and get another win.”
Springfield quarterback Chris Stone gets hit by Academy New Church’s Tylar Romanishan just as he passes during Friday’s non-league action.