Penn Preps Class AAAA No. 1 Imhotep Charter kept their undefeated record intact with a dominating 48-7 performance over Malvern Prep in Week 6. Imhotep Charter's defense had been very stingy through their first four games and Malvern Prep was supposed to give them their toughest challenge to date so far this season. Malvern Prep was not able to anything going offensively and they were not able to slow down Imhotep Charter's high-powered offense.
Junior running back Chris Wells got things started in the first quarter by taking in from one-yard line for a touchdown and running in the two-point coversion to give Imhotep a 8-0 lead. Senior athlete Aamir Brown would score twice in the second quarter (5-yard pass from Nasir Boykin and a 3-yard run). Malvern Prep scored a touchdown in between Brown's two scores and Imhotep went into halftime with a 24-7 lead.
Imhotep would continue its dominance in the third quarter as running back Kristian Marche sped down the 70-yard line to put Imhotep up 30-7. Nas Boykin would connect with Brown later in the third quarter for a 15-yard touchdown pass to give Imhotep a 36-7 lead. Imhotep's Quaadir Monroe and Antwon Keys would score on touchdowns runs of 21 yards and 5 yards respectively to cap off the scoring for the Panthers.
*Imhotep Charter did not let Malvern Prep quarterback Kevin Doyle get comfortable at all. They were able to get pressure with their front-four for the most part and kept Doyle from making any plays with his legs.
*Imhotep Charter's defense may be even better than last year's unit. Hands down, Imhotep Charter may have fastest team defense in the state. Their cornerbacks can cover man-to-man and they have the best safety in the state in junior Isheem Young. In this play below, he nearly takes off Doyle's upper-half of his body.
*Malvern Prep's Kevin Doyle will be just fine. I wouldn't read too much into his performance (8 of 22 passing for 53 yards) against Imhotep Charter. Imhotep Charter had too many dawgs and even when running back Oshaan Allison was in the game (he would leave late in the second quarter after getting injured), Malvern Prep still had serious problems getting any traction in the run game. This is one of those games where you just forget about it....immediately.
Imhotep Charter quarterback Nasir Boykin is so underrated. Boykin ran the ball 9 times for 112 yards and completed 9 out of 14 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Boykin only ran for 74 yards in the first four games and that's because there was not need for him to do it in those games. Boykin is clearly a pass-first quarterback and his touch was on display on his short and downfield passes against Malvern Prep.
Imhotep Charter's Aamir Brown is the truth. If you've watched Imhotep Charter play for the last year or so, you know that Aamir Brown is criminally underrated at times. Don't be fooled though, Brown has been making big plays since his junior season for the 'Tep and is one of their best offensive weapon on a team full of weapons. His stat line through five games where he's usually done by halftime: (9 rushes for 62 yards, 11 catches for 195 yards, six touchdows).
Imhotep Charter has the best running back stable in the state. If there's one thing that's for certain, Imhotep Charter will use ALL of its running backs on its roster. Amir Lewis, Chris Wells, Isheem Young and Kristian Marche have all lined up in Imhotep's backfield at some point in the first five games.