Welcome to the first Friday Night Lights of this season.
Episcopal Academy 28, Furness 6 — Junior tailback Brian Ruditys gained 172 yards on 27 carries as the Churchmen rolled.
The Churchmen limited the Falcons to just one score, on a 65-yard kickoff return from sophomore Sharif Smith in the second quarter.
Brian Taylor added a pair of touchdowns on short runs.
Bok 36, Southern 0 — Khalil Neal ran 11 times for 82 yards and a score as the Wildcats rolled over their neighborhood rivals at 10th and Bigler.
The Rams were limited to three first downs.
Roxborough 48, Edison 12 — Braheem Ford turned a punt and a kickoff into long scores for the visiting Indians.
The clock ran continuously in the second half because of the mercy rule. Ford’s punt return covered 62 yards and his kickoff return was good for 75 yards.
He also caught a 45-yard pass from Antonio Murrell, who also tossed a 35-yard touchdown to Xavier Sutherland.
Dobbins 12, Lincoln 7 — The host Mustangs spotted the Railsplitters a first-half touchdown before rallying to win behind Karon James, who scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.
James finished with 120 yards on 29 carries.
Terrance Stafford’s 27-yard run in the third quarter closed the gap to 7-6, but Dobbins’ kick to tie the game failed.
That set up James’ fourth-quarter score.
Lincoln’s 7-0 lead held up through halftime as Joe McCausland connected with Omar Black on a 57-yard touchdown and Mike Ronaldo added the extra point.
Bishop McDevitt 23, Lower Moreland 6 — In Bryn Athyn, the visiting Lancers got two extra points and a field goal from Kevin Gallagher and coasted.
McDevitt built a 14-0 lead on a 22-yard pass from Andrew Siegfried to Matt Conroy and Gary Postell’s 2-yard run.
Gallagher’s field goal, a 25-yarder, gave the Lancers a 17-6 lead. Teammate Martin Henry closed out the scoring on a 15-yard run.
Great Valley 27, Phoenixville 21 (OT) — Casey Haines scored from a yard out in overtime to end it.
Bartram 14, High School of the Future 6 — The Maroon Wave scored both of their touchdowns in the first half, one on a pass and the other on a run.
Jose Morales found Jerome Tucker alone behind the defense for a 60-yard score to make it 14-0 at halftime.
Del-Val Charter 59, Martin Luther King 0 — At Germantown, the Warriors used a stout defense led by middle linebacker Ameer Selden to limit the Cougars to just 35 yards of total offense.
Selden finished his afternoon with 10 tackles and added an interception and a fumble recovery. Aaron Williams also picked off a pass and Jamal Allen also recovered a fumble.
On the other side of the ball, quarterback Sean Williams completed six passes for 200 yards, 110 of them going to Brad Wilson.
Rashaun Walker gained 91 yards on 10 carries, while Barry Devine added 61 yards on 13 carries.
Quakertown 39, Methacton 0 — At Alumni Field in Quakertown, the host Panthers kept the ball on the ground for all of their scoring plays in coasting to the easy win.
Tony Latronica electrified the crowd by taking the opening kickoff 85 yards for a score.
The Panthers then got successive runs from Ryan Tinkel, Tyler Burke (twice), Latronica and Joe Able for touchdowns.
Ben Franklin 42, Fels 6 — At 29th and Chalmers, the host Electrons scored all of their points in the first half and then substituted liberally.
Marquise White scored on runs over 42, 4 and 55 yards and Steve Garrett scored on a 6-yard run and a 45-yard touchdown pass reception.
Fels got on the board in the second half when Jared Hines caught a 30-yard pass from Stephan Smith.
Calvary Christian 21, Fleetwood 0 — The Cougars made the long trip to the Reading area worthwhile, thanks to a pair of touchdown runs from Ian Richardson.
Jake Gordon keyed a fine defensive effort by recovering a blocked punt in the end zone.
Interboro 27, Springfield (D) 7 — Charles Bolger gained 159 yards on the ground and scored twice to pace the Bucs past the host Cougars.
After Brett Creighton’s 2-yard run put the Bucs on the board in the first quarter, Bolger scored on runs of 9 and 5 yards to put the game away. Teammate Tom Motley picked up a fumble and ran it in from seven yards out.
Neshaminy 35, Souderton 6 — At Heartbreak Ridge in Langhorne, Bryan Dean scored a pair of touchdowns and finished with 167 yards on 25 carries to help the Redskins put the game away.
Dean half of a potent 1-2 rushing punch for the Redskins, as Ricky Williams added 91 yards on just three carries.
Glen Mills 45, University City 6 — Gabriel Yuille picked up a fumble and scored from 6 yards out to give the visiting Battling Bulls a 14-6 lead in the second quarter and they pulled away after that.
Darrell Williams and Joseph Williams each added a pair of touchdowns for Glen Mills.
Perkiomen Valley 21, Upper Dublin 14 — Steve Morrow’s second touchdown run of the night — a 12-yarder with four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter — gave the host Vikings a dramatic victory. Upper Dublin had rallied to tie it with three minutes to go on a 1-yard plunge by Andrew Derr.
Cheltenham 7, Truman 6 — Chris Stevens scored on a 75-yard kickoff return and B.J. Stuetz converted the extra-point kick, capping a wild opening quarter and putting the host Panthers ahead to stay. Truman struck first, on Drew Peterson’s 25-yard TD pass to Travis Thomas.
Pennsbury 34, Conwell-Egan 3 — Dante Devine rushed for 138 yards and two scores, and teammate Brandon Pepper contributed three touchdowns and 96 yards on the ground, as the host Falcons shook off a slow start to crush Conwell-Egan.
Bensalem 30, Overbrook 6 — Senior quarterback Tim Farlow made his first start memorable — passing for 110 yards and rushing for 102 yards and two TDs — in guiding the host Owls to an easy win. Overbrook was held off the scoreboard until the final minute, when Andre Sheppard ran the ball in from 8 yards out.
Marple Newtown 31, Archbishop Ryan 0 — Mario Dioguardy opened the scoring with a 29-yard burst in the first quarter and Carl Kasarsky added a pair of scoring runs, allowing the host Tigers to roll past Ryan.
Bethlehem Freedom 58, Central Bucks West 18 — Darius Webb took the opening kickoff back 83 yards for the first of his four scores in pacing the host Patriots. West’s points came off a pair of TD passes by Ward Udinski in the first half, and a scoring strike by Sean Cooney as time expired.
Morrisville 35, Esperanza 0 — Matt Cookson dashed 31 yards to the end zone on the Bulldogs’ first play from scrimmage, and the junior quarterback later broke off a 67-yard TD run and threw 20 yards to Eugene Figueroa for another score. Esperanza, facing a numbers problem, decided to disband its program effective after the game.