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Avon Grove pounded by Eagles

Written by: on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014. Follow Paul Sarpen on Twitter.


Bishop Shanahan is in the midst of their most successful run in school history, as the Eagles clinched their first home district 1 playoff game ever.

They capped off a 7-3 regular season with a 39-6 demolition of winless and punchless Avon Grove.

Shanahan could not do much wrong, rolling to 503 yards on offense, and held the Red Devils to 205 yards.

Following an Avon Grove three and out, it took the Eagles three plays to go 39 yards, when Kevin Stein raced from 39 yards out to put Shanahan ahead 6-0. The snowball kept rolling after another punt, as Dan Murphy hit Sprague for a 78-yard completion. Nick Pasvanis capped off another drive with a short run.

Shanahan’s 12 to 0 lead expanded from the 18, 25, then 32, on 2 runs by Stine (21, 40 yards), and a Pasvanis five-yard run.

Avon Grove held off the 35 point mercy rule, when Nate Jones scored from two yards out to make the score 32-6. He scored from one-yard out to close out the scoring at 39 to 6.

Dan Murphy had a decent game passing the ball for the Eagles, pleading eight of 15 passes for 181 yards. Nick Pasvanis ran for 113 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns, and Kevin Stein ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries for the Eagles. Meanwhile, yet again, Doug Costin was a dominant force on defense.

Shanahan coach Paul Meyers stated that his team looked like a playoff team for the second week in a row. “We saw a bunch of things on film, and we are more physical than they are. We just wanted to run the ball right at them.”

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