Berks Catholic Sends Exeter Twp Packing 48-7
The Berks Catholic Saints only blemish on last year’s stellar regular season was a 35-20 week five defeat to the Exeter Twp Eagles. It was pretty clear that the Saints had this year’s matchup with the Eagles circled on the calendar all off season. Berks Catholic came out fired up and focused. In a one-sided affair, Berks Catholic Saints marched through the Exeter Eagles 48-7 Friday night in Reading.
Junior Brandon George was nearly unstoppable for Berks Catholic. His TD runs of 67, 19 and six yards set the tone for the rout. Saints QB Terry Derr had another solid performance directing the offense and tossing two TDs. The Saints defense was solid keeping the Exeter offense under wraps all night.
Saints Head Coach Rick Keely said of his teams performance, “We are playing really good football.” On RB Brandon George’s performance coach said, “Brandon was hitting the hole hard tonight. When he is out there galloping down the field, it is really tough for one guy to bring him down.”
Berks Catholic opened the scoring at the 5:49 mark of quarter. Brandon George blew through the right side of the line, broke two tackles and raced 67 yards for a TD. 7-0 Saints. Both teams held each other in check for the balance of the quarter. It was 7-0 Berks Catholic heading into quarter two.
The next drive by Exeter proved to be the turning point of the game. Eagles star RB Nick Sarangoulis was knocked out of the game with an injury. Then a untimely unsportsmanlike penalty near the goal line resulted in no points for the Eagles most productive drive of the night.
Berks Catholic’s got the ball back and when Cooper Lutz scored on a five-yard TD from QB Terry Derr it was 14-0 Saints. BC quickly got the ball back and quickly scored. A 19-yard Brandon George TD made it 21-0 Saints with 1:55 in the half.
Still plenty of time for left The Saints? Oh yes. When Derr hit huge tight end Luke Painton just before half, the rout was on. The score was 28-0 Berks Catholic heading into halftime. Exeter had the top ranked offense in the Berks League and BC shut them out in the first half.
Brandon George’s third TD made it 35-0 BC at the 7:54 mark of quarter three. Running clock? Who would have thought coming into this one.
Quin Foley had two TD runs for BC in mop up duty. The Lone Exeter score was a pass from Brandon Unterkoefler to Jack Fiucci. The final surprisingly lopsided score was Berks Catholic 48 Exeter Twp 7.
Next up for BC is a league game vs Hamburg. Exeter Twp must now regroup after three straight losses against Muhlenberg.
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