ST. JOE'S PREP 37, NESHAMINY 21
With Neshaminy running the ball at will and on the brink of a go-ahead score in Saturday's PIAA Class AAAA state semifinal, several St. Joseph's Prep assistant coaches threw out suggestions to Gabe Infante on how to stop the bleeding.
"I turned to them and said, 'Guys, stop! At this point, players have to make plays,' " the Hawks boss said.
The PIAA has postponed all four of Friday's state football playoff games, including Archbishop Wood vs. Bewick, due to the current weather conditions and threat of continued rain.
The Class AAA semifinal between Archbishop Wood (11-2) and Berwick (14-0) is now scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.
Here are the other semifinal playoffs rescheduled for Saturday due to the weather:
The start time of Saturday's PIAA Class AAAA state football semifinal between Neshaminy (13-1) and St. Joseph's Prep (10-2) at Northeast High has been switched to 3 p.m.
The game, originally set for 1 p.m., was pushed back due to SATs earlier in the day.
PIAA Class AAA State Semifinal
Archbishop Wood (11-2) vs. Berwick (14-0) at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, 7
La Salle's Jimmy Herron, a speedy junior outfielder, committed Friday night to play his college baseball at Duke.
"I went down there at the end of the summer, and I really liked the school and the coaches," the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder said. "And the baseball program is doing great things."
Herron, who has been clocked at 6.36 seconds in the 60-yard dash, also had scholarship offers from Notre Dame and Nebraska.
Mentioned: La Salle College High School
The Thanksgiving Day football game between Bucks County rivals Bristol and Morrisville (low numbers for the Bulldogs) has been canceled.
The Warriors and Bulldogs last played in 2011. They did not play last year, as Bristol was still involved in the PIAA Class A state playoffs.
This year's game was officialy canceled Monday.
Garnet Valley's Brandon Hitner, a 6-foot-6, 255-pound senior offensive lineman, has committed to play football at Villanova.
Postioned at guard, he helped Garnet Valley post an 11-1 overall record and, with a 9-0 mark, claim the Central League title. The Jaguars advanced to the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinals.
Hitner, who is projected to play tackle in college, also received varying degrees of interest from Coastal Carolina, Connecticut, and South Florida.