Football Kickoff: Bishop McDevitt blanks Lower Moreland, 40-0, in opener

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Bishop McDevitt tailback Keith Young, who rushed for 209 yards on 24 carries, takes a break in second half.

Bishop McDevitt blanks Lower Moreland, 40-0

HUNTINGDON VALLEY - Senior tailback Keith Young carried 24 times for 209 yards and four touchdowns as visiting Bishop McDevitt easily downed Lower Moreland, 40-0, Friday in the nonleague opener for both teams.

The 5-foot-8, 175-pound Young, who came over from West Catholic last year, scored on runs of 49, 1, 20, and 12 yards. On his 49-yard TD, he neatly sidestepped two would-be tacklers along the right sideline.

McDevitt's offensive line was made up of center Gerald Amondei, guards Jamaal McDougal and Jacob Jones, tackles Shane Killian, and Stephen DiCicco. Darren Wright served as a fullback/tight end.

McDevitt notched four of its six scores in the second half. The Lancers totaled 391 yards (332 rushing, 59 passing) on offense.

McDevitt forced four turnovers, including interceptions by middle linebacker Wright (five tackles, including four solos) and safety Dom Davis.

In the fourth quarter, junior tailback Gerald Fuller (three carries for 87 yards) and senior quarterback Sean Bryson scored on runs of 1 and 8 yards, respectively.

For the Lions, of the Bicentennial Athletic League, junior QB Lance Gifford hit on 5 of 8 passes for 90 yards.

Special-teams player Martin Stanton and strong safety Mark Griffin made fumble recovers for McDevitt.

The Lancers lead the series, 4-0.

Bishop McDevitt 13 0 8 19-40

Lower Moreland 0 0 0 0-0

BM: Young 49 run (Bryson kick)

BM: Young 1 run (kick failed)

BM: Young 20 run (Conner run)

BM: Young 12 run (kick failed)

BM: Fuller 1 run (Bryson kick)

BM: Bryson 8 run (kick failed)

-Rick O'Brien