Balance Offense Propels O’Hara over H.D. Woodson
CHESTER: Heading into Saturday evenings non league match up the Warriors from H.D Woodson from Washington DC Cardinal O’Hara was among the Catholic League leaders in rushing yards per game. Well the Lions showed a balance attack to propel them to a 31-7 victory at Widener’s University Leslie C. Quick Stadium.
The Lions would strike first following an interception by Corey Brown who would go down with an injury on the play. The Lions would go 46 yards on 3 plays with the big play coming on the first play of the drive when Tom Savage hit Billy Morgon for a 44 yard gain. Two plays later Evan Higgins would power his way through from a yard out. Alex Penza would add the extra point giving the Lions the 7-0 lead.
Woodson would respond despite not being able to come up with the kickoff. A fumble would put an end to the Lion drive. Six plays the Warriors would capitalize on the turnover when Kayvone Springs would punch it in from 4 yards out. The extra point was good tying the game at 7.
The next O’Hara touchdown would be product complimentary of the defense when Higgins would intercept a Ricardo Young pass and return it 52 yards with help from his blockers for the touchdown. Penza would add the extra point to give the Lions the 14-7 lead at end of the first quarter. “My defense made a great wall for me and threw nice blocks for
With help from a fumble recovery by Kevin Lalor the Lions would add to their when Savage would sneak his way in from a yard out. Penza would add the extra point giving the Lions the 21-7 lead going into the half. Savage would finish the game with 200 yards passing.
In the second the defense lead by Chris Nolan would come out firing like they did all year. “ He( Nolan) just played a possess man” is how Higgins would describe his teammate’s defensive effort.
Penza would cap the first drive of the second half with his 33 yard field goal. The field goal would be Penza’s first career. Penza is also a star on the Lions golf team.
Sophomore Adam Dempsey would cap the score on the raining evening with his 3 yard touchdown. Penza would add the extra point to give the Lions the 31-7 victory and improve them to 5-0.
Up next for the Lions is the defending Philadelphia Catholic League Red Division Champions Roman Catholic will enter the game with a record 3-1. Kickoff is schedule for 7 pmFriday Night at 10th and Bigler in Philadelphia.
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