Pa. football: Sam Karr sets Public League rushing record

Lincoln’s Sam Karr (left) set a Public League rushing record on Friday.

Senior Sam Karr set a new Public League record with 416 rushing yards and six touchdowns in Lincoln’s 48-22 win over Washington. Karr achieved the amazing feat on just 20 carries.

“Unbelievable day,” said Lincoln head coach Ed McGettigan. “It couldn’t happen to a better kid. He worked his butt off for four years. He’s carrying our team on his back.”

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Nasir Peoples ran for three touchdowns as Archbishop Wood cruised past Father Judge, 49-19, in a Catholic League Red Division matchup.

Peoples recorded all three of his touchdowns in the first half, including a 54-yard run. The Vikings also blocked a pair of punts en route to a 35-6 lead at the half.

The Vikings (5-2, 3-1 PCL) travel to face winless Archbishop Carroll next week.

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Downingtown East improved to 7-0 on the season with a 28-14 triumph over Downingtown West in the Battle of the Brandywine.

The Cougars now own a 9-5 lead in the head-to-head series and have won seven of the last eight meetings.

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Coatesville moved to 3-0 in the Ches-Mont League National Division with a 63-14 thumping of West Chester East.

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North Penn held off Central Bucks East, 57-43.

After the Patriots got within 20-15, the Knights scored 21 straight points to close out the first half. Justis Henley had two a pair of scores following Kasseem Cartwright’s 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

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Boyertown’s Declan Coyle made a 25-yard field goal in the final seconds in a 24-21 upset win over Owen J. Roberts. Jamie Moccia tied the game for the Bears on a 52-yard TD catch.

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Garnet Valley stayed perfect on the season with a hard-fought 34-31 victory over Marple Newtown.

The Tigers answered with a touchdown after Garnet Valley went ahead 27-24. Dash Dulgerian’s 45-yard catch and a defensive pass interference penalty set up a Marlon Weathers TD.

But the Jaguars took the lead back, 34-31, when Cole Palis kept the ball for a 7-yard rushing touchdown with 2:59 to play. Marple Newtown had a chance to tie but missed a 43-yard field goal.

*** Video courtesy of Matt Smith from the Delaware County Daily Times ***

Marple Newtown quarterback Anthony Paoletti threw for 250 yards and broke the Delaware County career passing record. The previous record was held by Chris Gicking, his head coach.

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Springfield (Delco) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 42-8 victory over Harriton.

The Cougars capitalized on a pair of Harriton fumbles in the first quarter. Ja’Den McKenzie started the opening stanza with an 18-yard score and ended it with a 40-yard TD run to make it 28-0.

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Rahsul Faison had another huge night on the ground as Pottsgrove took down Upper Perkiomen, 55-24.

He recorded 344 yards and six touchdowns. Faison entered the game with 1,356 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns.

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Zach Demarchis led Pennsbury past Truman, 47-32.

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Connor Schilling’s touchdown catch in the fourth quarter gave Unionville a 28-21 win over West Chester Rustin.

The Indians had a quiet night on offense after combing for 144 point in their previous three games. Unionville has yet to lose this year.

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Running back Christian Patrick notched three touchdowns in Quakertown’s 40-6 triumph over Cheltenham. Quakertown improved to 4-0 in the Suburban One American Conference.

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Pope John Paul II scored all of its points in the second quarter as they blanked Upper Merion, 35-0.

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Edward Saydee scored two early touchdowns as Penn Charter rolled to a 35-6 victory over Southern. The Quakers finished their non-league schedule with a 5-0 mark.