Fri. Pa. football roundup: Bok wins playoff game

Familiarity turned out to be a good thing for Bok and not such a good thing for Delaware Valley Charter Friday.

The Wildcats got a pair of touchdowns from Khalil Neal and beat the Warriors for the second time this season, 35-14, in a Public League Class AA semifinal playoff game at Gratz.

Aaron Baker gave Del-Val (5-3) an 8-0 lead in the first quarter, but Bok (6-2) came back and scored the next 35 points, led by Neal, who scored on runs of 2 and 13 yards. Shaquill Sammons added a touchdown and rushed for 106 yards on 127 carries.

On defense, Cristen Lilly picked off three passes and returned one 77 yards for the Wildcats' last touchdown.Frankford 35, Germantown 0 - When Mike McGroarty got the ball for Frankford's football team against visiting Germantown on Friday, good things happened for the Pioneers.

Mike McGroarty completed six of the nine passes he attempted for 168 yards and a pair of touchdowns and also scored on two short touchdown runs as the Pioneers (4-4, 4-2) beat the visiting Bears (1-7, 1-4) in a Class AAAA Gold Division game.

The Pioneers (4-4 overall, 4-2 league) also applied pressure when the Bears (1-7, 1-4) tried to throw the ball as Anthony Graham, a 6-foot, 180-pound defensive end, picked up a pair of sacks.

Frankford's running game was keyed by Jeffione Thomas, who gained 76 yards on just six carries.

The Pioneers will host a first-round playoff game on Friday, Oct. 29, against Furness.

Southern 6, Mastbaum 0 - A ball-hawking Rams defense made the difference in a Class AAAA Silver Division win on the road as Donovan Wilson and Daniel Wallace picked off a pair of passes to thwart Panthers drives, and the game's only score came off a Mastbaum (3-5, 2-4) fumble in the third quarter when Southern (2-6, 2-4) drove 59 yards for its touchdown, an 8-yard run by Ken Johnson.

Boys' Latin 26, Martin Luther King 20 - Ben Colibolli scored the last of his three touchdowns with 30 seconds remaining as the Warriors (2-6, 2-4) stunned the Golden Cougars (3-4, 3-3) in a Class AAA game at Gratz.

King tied the game with 1 minute, 57 seconds left in the game on a 6-yard run by Curtis Witherspoon, but Colibolli, who earlier scored on runs of 10 and 45 yards, raced 38 yards to score the winning points with 30 seconds left, capping a six-play, 82-yard drive.

Colibolli carried the ball 22 times for 215 yards.

West Philadelphia 34, Ben Franklin 28 (2 OT) - Robert Andrews caught a touchdown pass in the first overtime and ran for a score in the second OT to boost the Speedboys (4-4, 3-3) past the visiting Electrons (2-6, 2-4) in a Class AAA game.

Andrews answered a Ben Franklin touchdown during the first overtime period by catching a 10-yard TD pass from Lawrence Richardson. The Electrons failed to score in the second overtime when Joseph Southern intercepted a pass for West, giving Andrews the opportunity to win the game with a 3-yard touchdown run.

Lincoln 21, Bartram 6 - The Railsplitters (2-6, 1-5) got two touchdowns from Marty McFarland and stellar play from their defense to beat the visiting Maroon Wave (3-4, 2-4) in a Class AAAA Gold Division game.

McFarland scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter, then returned a fumble 23 yards for a score in the final quarter.

Kevin Stover added two interceptions, Sincere Merced chipped in with an interception and eight tackles, and Rodney Hawkins contributed three sacks and seven tackles to bottle up the Maroon Wave.

 

Catholic League

Ryan Laughlin passed for 227 yards and three touchdowns and Jay Watkins added 124 yards rushing and three scores as Cardinal O'Hara romped past Archbishop Carroll, 45-7, in a Class AAA game at Radnor.

Laughlin threw touchdown passes of 58 yards to Watkins, 6 yards to Brandon Chatmon and 49 yards to Drew Formica. he also scored on a 5-yard keeper.

Watkins collected the first touchdowns of the game on runs of 42 and 31 yards before catching a scoring pass from Laughlin.

Inter-Ac League

The Haverford School spotted host Penn Charter a 9-0 lead in the first half, but rattled off 28 straight points and tripped the Quakers, 28-17.

Goran Murray propelled the Fords (2-6, 2-0) into the lead for good when he returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown and a 14-9 lead over Penn Charter (2-5, 0-2).

James Chakey also had a big game for Haverford, throwing to Ethan Brown for a 5-yard touchdown for the Fords' first points of the game in the third quarter, and later ran 20 yards for a score in the fourth quarter.

 

Central League

Juwan Young scored three times, including once in overtime to lift Penncrest to a 27-24 win over host Haverford High.

Young, who rushed for 150 yards, scored on runs of 25 and 5 yards, then found the end zone on the Lions' (2-6, 2-5) first play in overtime to beat the Fords (3-5, 2-5).

Ridley 42, Radnor 0 - Shahaid Smith and Jalen Randolph each scored twice to lift the Green Raiders (8-0, 7-0) past the visiting Red Raiders (3-5, 2-4).

 

Suburban One League

Rashaad Williams rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown to help Central Bucks West beat visiting Pennridge, 13-3, in a Continental Conference game.

Williams carried the ball 23 times and scored on a 31-yard run to give the Bucks (6-2, 3-2) a 7-0 lead in the first quarter over the Rams (4-4, 1-3).

Defensively for West, Seth Ehlo and Cody Riemenschneider intercepted passes.

Upper Moreland 14, Upper Dublin 13 - Kenny Piccari caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Derr with 1:13 left in the game, but the Flying Cardinals (6-2, 4-1) missed the extra point, allowing the visiting Golden Bears (7-1, 3-1) to escape with an American Conference victory.

Greg Adamson scored from 33 yards out and Matt Sawick threw a 17-yard touchdown pass for Upper Moreland in the second quarter.

Neshaminy 35, Truman 19 - The Redskins (7-1, 4-1) pulled away from the host Tigers (2-6, 1-4) on a 3-yard touchdown run by Sean Ulmer (13 carries, 131 yards) and a 10-yard scoring sprint by Anthony Woodruffe.

Cheltenham 28, Norristown 21 - In an American Conference game, the host Panthers (7-1, 3-1) scored four straight touchdowns to take control.

Ken Cropper completed 6 of 13 passes for 119 yards and three touchdowns and Akil Reed scored a pair of touchdowns.

The Eagles (3-5, 2-3) trailed, 28-14, before scoring a touchdown with five minutes.

Wissahickon 34, Upper Merion 23 - In an American Conference game, the visiting Trojans (1-7, 1-3) broke into the win column for the first time behind junior running back Anthony Delegall, who scored four touchdowns.

Pennsbury 29, Council Rock North 7 - In a National Conference game, the visiting Falcons (4-4, 2-3) ran for 290 yards to keep the ball out of the hands of the Indians.

 

Del-Val League

Malcolm Simpson got Glen Mills off to a fast start and the Battling Bulls went on to beat visiting Academy Park, 31-7.

Simpson scored on runs of 1 and 10 yards to give Glen Mills (4-4, 2-1) a 14-0 lead over the Knights (6-2, 2-1) in the opening quarter.

Defensively, Zacharia Arteaga returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown, closing out the scoring for the Bulls.

Interboro 34, Chester 20 - Mitch Helmandollar carried the ball 24 times for 149 yards and three scores to lead the Bucs (4-4, 2-1) past the visiting Clippers (3-5, 0-3).

 

Ches-Mont League

Anthony Nash caught touchdown passes of 25 and 38 yards from Andrew Fithian in the opening quarter and led West Chester Rustin (7-1, 4-0) to a 35-0 win over host Oxford (1-7, 1-4).

Octorara 24, Kennett 20 - Danny Soloman threw for two scores and ran for another to lead the Braves (5-2, 3-1) past the visiting Blue Demons (2-6, 2-2).

 

Pioneer Conference

Pottsgrove got two touchdowns each from Mike Polamalu and Terrell Chestnut and beat visiting Methacton, 49-0.

The Falcons improved to 6-2, 5-2 and the Warriors fell to 3-5, 2-4.

 

Bicentennial League

Andy Perseponko raced 47 yards to the end zone with 45.8 seconds left to play and handed Bristol a 35-28 win over host Jenkintown.

The Drakes (1-6, 1-4) jumped out to a 28-14 lead, but the Warriors (3-5, 1-2) scored the last three touchdowns - a 1-yard bolt by Tyree Barnes (25 carries, 212 yards) and a 12-yard run by Thomas Bradley in the third quarter followed by Perseponko's game-winner.

 


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