Corey Clement scored on a 50-yard touchdown run, but it wasn't enough as his Glassboro team fell to Penns Grove 36-18. Clement rushed for 149 yards overall on 29 carries, with the touchdown.
Matt Galambos caught three passes for 48 yards Saturday, but Philadelphia (PA) Haverford School couldn't stave off an 0-2 start in a narrow 13-12 loss to Springfield (PA) Cardinal O'Hara. Galambos, through two games, has snagged four passes for 59 yards and is one of three Ford players with four or more receptions on the young season.
Ryan Winslow converted four extra points and a 30-yard field goal as LaSalle recorded a 37-20 victory over New York's Mosignor Farrell in a game played at Rutgers University. Winslow's seven points scored on the season move him into the position of third-leading scorer on the Explorers' team, trailing only receivers Sean Coleman (20 points) and Jimmy Herron (18 points). LaSalle is averaging 27.5 points per game and won its 65th game overall since the start of the 2006 season.
Wilkes-Barre (PA) GAR Memorial suffered another setback - a 29-0 shutout loss to Dunmore, one of the state's highly-regarded teams in Class A. The Bucks grounded and pounded their way to 277 yards rushing against GAR Memorial's defensive unit. Shakir Soto and the Grenadier offensive line helped to pave the way for a 140-yard offensive effort against Dunmore (100 rushing, 40 passing), but GAR, which scored a school-record 530 points and won 11 games in 2011, has only seven points through two games and has been held scoreless in seven of eight quarters.
Bethlehem (PA) Liberty receiver DuBois Ross recorded three carries for 41 yards and caught one pass for 13 yards as the Hurricanes were beaten by Whitehall, 38-19, Friday. Through two games, Ross has run for 41 yards and caught three passes for 29 yards, averaging 13.7 yards per carry and 9.7 yards per reception. Ross did return a kickoff 66 yards for a touchdown. Teammate K.J. Williams, a junior and Liberty's featured wide receiver in 2011, hauled in three passes for 93 yards and one touchdown - a 73-yard connection from quarterback Derek Byrd. Williams has already caught nine passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns.
Junior Joseph caught one pass for 14 yards in a West Lawn (Pa.) Wilson 21-13 loss to Harrisburg Friday night. Joseph has now caught three passes for 40 yards and one touchdown this season as a tight end in the Bulldogs' multiple-I/spread offense. Defensively, Joseph and the Bulldogs limited Harrisburg to 176 total yards (125 rushing, 51 passing) and six first downs, but the Cougars capitalized on a huge 63-yard touchdown run to ice the game, which accounted for 36 percent of the victor's offensive output for the game.
Philadelphia (PA) Roman Catholic took to the road to battle Exton (PA) Downingtown East in what was billed as a showdown of two of southeastern PA's top offenses. Only one really got going - Downingtown East's. The Cougars rolled to a 42-20 victory over the Cahillites, invoking the mercy rule before Roman scored a couple late touchdowns against a running clock. Michael Keir completed 9-of-17 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown to Notre Dame recruit Will Fuller. Keir, a career 3,017-yard passer, has chalked up 285 yards and one touchdown for Roman in two games.
Philadelphia (PA) Imhotep Charter stretched its shutout streak to six quarters in a 28-0 victory Thursday over Philadelphia (PA) Communications Tech. Brandon Chatmon recorded six tackles (four solo) in the victory, and, through two games, has tallied 12 tackles (seven solo), a sack and a forced fumble, averaging six stops per game.
Philadelphia (PA) West Catholic's 2012 season got off to a rough start as the Burrs were dealt a 20-19 loss to Philadelphia (PA) George Washington Saturday. Jaryd Jones-Smith helped to pave the way for a Burr offensive unit which recorded 322 yards of total offense (168 passing, 154 rushing) and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing). Junior back Greg White ran for 140 yards and sophomore field general Antwain McCollum threw for 168 yards. Dating back to the 2011 season against Lancaster Catholic in a PIAA AA semifinal contest, the Burrs are now on a two-game losing streak.
Tyler Boyd erupted in Clairton's second game of the season, rushing for 139 yards and scoring 32 of the Bears' 50 points in a 50-7 rout of Carlynton Friday night. Boyd has rushed for 223 yards this season, and, against Carlynton, scored four rushing touchdowns (on runs of 8, 56, 10 and 13 yards), returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown and added a two-point conversion run. Since the start of his sophomore season, Boyd has scored 478 points, including 69 total touchdowns, in that span. Teammate Titus Howard Howard finished with five catches for 79 yards with three tackles on defense, playing roughly one half.
Another big game for Pitt commit James Conner. Conner rushed for 165 yards on just 13 carries. Amongst those 13 carries we're touchdown runs of 12, 27 and 54. Conner's McDowell Trojans are 2-0.
Chris Blewitt was a perfect 3-3 on extra points, and he added field goals of 50 and 22. His West Potomac team improved to 2-0 with a 27-20 win over Centreville.
Tra'Von Chapman helped his Roosevelt team to a 20-15 win over Cuyahoga Falls on Friday night. Chapman completed 17-of-28 passes for 254 yards and 2 touchdown passes. Chapman ran for another 106 yards, giving him three solid outings in three games this season.
Zach Challingsworth had another big game for South Fayette, finishing with five catches for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns. Challingsworth's touchdowns went for 46 and 66 yards. South Fayette has yet to give up a point this season. Challingsworth's quarterback Brett Brumbaugh completed 12-of-24 passes for 253 yards and 5 touchdown passes.
Jaymar Parrish helped Gateway improve to 2-0 with a 46-16 win over Latrobe. Parrish and the other starters were out of the game by halftime. Junior receiver Ricky Rogers caught an 85-yard touchdown pass, and junior safety Montae Nicholson returned a fumble 24 yards for a score. Junior linebacker Brenon Thrift finished with six tackles and a forced fumble.
Scott Orndoff helped Seton-LaSalle to another win; this time a 42-0 win of McGuffey. Pitt commit Scott Orndoff finished with 3 catches for 85 yards in the win, including a 41-yard touchdown reception. He also finished with 6 tackles on defense. Quarterback Luke Brumbaugh completed 15-of-24 passes for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns. Orndoff's touchdown reception was his first of the season and sixth touchdown in the Rebels' last 14 games.
Devin Wilson was all over the place for Montour, as the Spartans came back to beat Central Valley 28-27 in a thrilling overtime finish. Wilson ran 12 times for 73 yards, caught another two passes for 35 yards. On defense, he finished second on the team with five tackles and an interception. Tynen Greer threw a pair of touchdown passes for Montour. Wilson also assisted on five tackles, intercepted a pass and returned two kickoffs for 41 yards. Though he didn't score a touchdown, the Spartan multi-purpose assumed the title of leading rusher and receiver on Montour's team. He has totaled 443 all-purpose yards (215 receiving, 111 rushing, 117 kickoff/punt returns) and scored three touchdowns through two games.
Interestingly, in a matchup between Wilson and Robert Foster--a matchup between two top receivers--it came down to both running the ball. Foster rushed for 65 yards on 14 carries, and also caught 3 passes for 36 yards. Foster scored on runs of 2 and 1 yard, and added an interception on defense. Foster--also Central Valley's punter--averaged 45 yards on three punts. Jordan Whitehead was held to 42 yards on 14 carries, and, through two games, has run for 178 yards, which leads the team.
Chandler Kincade completed 14-of-24 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown pass, leading his Blackhawk team to a 26-21 win over Moon. Through two weeks, Kincade has completed 30-of-51 passes (58.8 percent) for 495 yards and five touchdowns. Kincade's 51 pass attempts leave him just 17 shy of his 2011 season total (68), and he's raised his career passing yardage total to 1,775.
Reggie Green helped Cranford (NJ) to a 17-14 win over Watchung Hills. Green rushed for a score, threw for 76 yards, ran for another 60 and finished with 7 tackles on defense in the win.
Dorian Johnson finished with two tackles for losses and a pair of knockdowns, but his team suffered a 48-14 loss to West Mifflin on Friday night. Johnson played nearly every snap Friday; being double-teamed on defense and playing at right tackle. Before the starters were removed in the fourth quarter on Friday, Johnson played all by five snaps. West Mifflin running back James Wheeler stole the show with 342 yards and 3 touchdown runs of 33, 75 and 69.
Bethel Park suffered a 19-7 loss to Mt. Lebanon on Friday. Despite the loss, the Bethel still rushed for 140 yards. Junior offensive lineman Michael Grimm finished with four pancakes on offense, and three tackles on defense.
Jaleel Fields racked up six tackles and a sack, as Aliquippa shut down South Park 44-7. On the offensive side, Dravon Henry finished with three touchdown runs--24, 31 and 12--on the offensive side of the ball. Henry rushed for a total of 75 yards on just five carries. Henry has scored five total touchdowns through two games (four rushing), giving him 27 touchdowns scored over Aliquippa's last 17 games.
Washington (PA) standoutShai McKenzie finished with three touchdowns in a 42-7 win over Southmoreland. McKenzie rushed for 121 yards on just seven carries, including touchdown runs of 65, 7 and 8.
Isiah Neely rushed for 315 yars and 5 touchdowns, leading OLSH to a 42-26 win over Western Beaver.
Another big outing for sophomore tailback P.J. Fulmore out of North Catholic. Fulmore rushed for 153 yards and a pair of touchdown runs in a 25-0 win over Springdale.
Bamberg-Ehrhardt (SC) ended a six-game losing streak at Blackville-Hilda (SC) with a 33-0 win on Friday night. Two 2014 prospects from Bamberg-Ehrhardt--receiver Aggadoria Bowers and tight end Kevin Crosby claim verbal offers from Pitt. Crosby caught a 15-yard pass, which setup one of five touchdowns on the night.
Craig Evans, a 2014 lineman from Sun Prairie (WI), helped his team to a 45-7 over Janesville Craig. Evans has a verball offer from Pitt, and finished with a tackle and a pass deflection in his team's win.
Kiy Hester had an 8-yard reception as Wayne (NJ) DePaul defeated Paramus 33-0.
Beaver Falls romped to a 41-0 victory over Mohawk, and Brock Boxen and the Tiger O-line helped to pave the way for a unit which rolled up five touchdowns (four rushing, one passing). Rob Bell and Damian Rawl each scored two touchdowns in the victory for Beaver Falls, which won its 57th overall game since the start of the 2006 season. Defensively, Beaver Falls has allowed only one touchdown in seven quarters for an average of three points per game.