Pa. Friday highlights

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Springfield-Delco’s Ja’Den Mckenzie runs the ball against West Chester Henderson in the Second half of a High school football game Friday, Nov.18, 2016.

Ja’Den McKenzie accounted for four touchdowns as Springfield-Delco improved to 4-0 with a 41-13 victory over Strath Haven. The Cougars led 20-6 at the half thanks to a pair of McKenzie rushing touchdowns. He added another pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 73-yard fumble return.

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Avery Young and Aaron Young each scored two touchdowns as Coatesville rolled past Downingtown West, 42-6. The Red Raiders went 90 yards on their opening drive, which Aaron capped with a score. After Tione Holmes returned an interception for a touchdown, Avery made a one-handed catch in the end zone. It was 35-0 at the half.
“The defense played very, very well,” said Coatesville coach Matt Ortega. “It was a mercy rule by halftime, up 35-0.”
Ortega went on to talk about his outlook for the team.
“We’re taking it week-to-week. We just try to make sure we’re improving in all three areas of the game, and that we stay healthy.”

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La Salle, ranked No. 2 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Inquirer, got past Catholic League foe Archbishop Carroll, 42-6. Octavious Carter scored two touchdowns in the first half, including a 51-yard run.

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A.J. Catanzaro scored a pair of touchdowns in the first half as North Penn took down Suburban One Continental foe Central Bucks West, 28-14. Catanzaro had touchdown catches of 24 and 15 yards as the Knights jumped out to a 21-0 lead. North Penn secured the victory with a pair of rushing touchdowns in the second half.

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Cory Joyce scored two touchdowns in the first half, and Neshaminy cruised to a 32-0 win over Council Rock North in a Suburban One National Conference matchup.
Joyce returned an interception 39 yards for a score to go along with a 24-yard touchdown catch. Savion Hebron put the finishing touches on the blowout with a 52-yard touchdown run at the end of the third quarter. Brody McAndrewhe threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Redskins, who improved to 3-1.

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Matt Casee rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns as Lansdale Catholic sneaked past Bonner-Prendergast, 13-12.
Ryan Beck hauled in a 29-yard touchdown pass to give Bonner-Prendergast a 12-7 lead with 6 minutes, 57 seconds to play. But the Crusaders marched down the field in 2:46, and Casee capped the march off with a 1-yard score.
The Friars kept their ensuing drive alive by converting a fake punt into a first down. Casee ended his impressive night with a sack of Bonner-Prendergast quarterback Shon Nelson, who threw a pair of TD passes.

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Pennridge secured a 34-3 triumph over Souderton. Josh Pinkney broke a few tackles during a 27-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the second quarter.

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Owen Morton notched two touchdowns in Pottstown’s 12-6 win over Methacton. Morton went 13 of 24 passing for 194 yards. He broke a scoreless tie with a 1-yard sneak in the third quarter then added a 25-yard TD pass to Josiah Wiggins.

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The Pope brothers helped Strawberry Mansion beat Fels, 30-8. William tossed two TD passes, including one to Imir, who also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

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Marple Newtown held off Ridley, 14-12, in a Central League game.

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New Hope-Solebury rolled to a 45-19 victory over Bristol.

Field Hockey

Methacton improved to 7-0 with a 2-1 triumph over Perkiomen Valley in a Pioneer Athletic Liberty Division matchup. Katy Benton and Liz Chipman scored for the Warriors, who got 11 saves from Molly Frey.

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Mary-Pat McKenna found the back of the net in overtime to give Spring-Ford a 1-0 victory over Owen J. Roberts. Kristen Grebe and Ashley Della Guardia combined to make 17 saves in the shutout.

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Hannah Grothusen’s overtime goal propelled Springfield (M) to a 2-1 victory over Suburban One American Conference foe Upper Dublin.

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Dewi Henry scored two goals to lead Westtown past Delco Christian, 4-0.

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Villa Maria got goals from Meghan Dillon, Emily Doyle, Adele Iacobucci, Hannah Miller, and Adriana Yacovelli in a 5-1 win over Unionville. Danielle Acuna made five saves in net for the victors.

Girls’ Soccer

JoJo McShane scored on a breakaway to put the finishing touches on Springside Chestnut Hill’s 4-0 victory over defending Inter-Ac champs Penn Charter. Marissa Brown, Emily McNesby, and Nayah Moore added goals for the Blue Devils.

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Sydney Marasco found a streaking Kelsey Marino midway through the second half as Perkiomen Valley beat Methacton, 1-0. PV goalkeeper Leslie Adams made eight saves, including a late save from a solid strike off the foot of Lee Eubank from a direct kick from about 35-40 yards out.

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George School exploded for four goals in the second half to claim a 4-1 win over The Hill School. Alexandra Long notched two goals.

Boys’ Soccer

Colin Flanegin scored twice within a minute towards the end of the first half as Pope John Paul II took down Pottsgrove, 3-0. Michael Harty added a goal in the second half for the Golden Panthers, who improved to 4-0 on the young season.

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Sean Touey recorded two goals as Abington defeated Avon Grove, 5-1.

Luca Di Leonardo scored his first varsity goal in Episcopal Academy’s 1-0 triumph over Friends’ Central.

Basketball

Archbishop Wood’s Tyree Pickron, a quick-footed wing guard, announced his commitment to play basketball at Quinnipiac on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior chose the Bobcats, who compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, over runners-up Bowling Green and Stony Brook. Pickron averaged 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists last season while helping the Vikings go 28-3, win their first Catholic League championship, and claim the PIAA Class 5A state title. He drilled 63 three-pointers.