Bishop McDevitt’s 3 Amigos Too Much for Pope John Paul
Royersford, Pa., Vince DiLeo’s 29 yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter sealed a Bishop McDevitt Lancers (Philadelphia, District 12) 25-17 win over a very competitive Pope John Paul Golden Panther team yesterday afternoon.
To his credit, Lancers quarterback Max Bryson scored on a 53 yard jaunt but faced intense pressure all afternoon while being sacked five times. Up 14-13 early in the second half the Panthers Andrew Salvo blocked a Bryson punt on McDevitt’s 4 yard line but DiLeo sacked PJP’s Matt Duff on the ensuing series. The Panthers had to settle for a field goal and a 17-13 lead.
After McDevitt took a 19-17 lead (via Dontae Mason’s 66 yard touchdown reception) they stopped PJP’s eight play drive for the go ahead score when Devon Nichols intercepted a deflected Duff pass at the Lancers 4 yard line.
Pope John Paul (AAA, District 1, Pioneer Athletic Conference) hosts Pottsgrove next week while McDevitt (A, Philadelphia Catholic League) visits Archbishop Carroll in a non league contest.
Tidbits: Jared Johns-Lupold of PJP had very good hang time on his punts all afternoon. Bryson was sacked three consecutive times late in the first half. McDevitt’s defense struggled at times with Pope John Paul’s no huddle offense. The officiating crew headed by District One’s Neil Evans did a superb job all afternoon and will be recommended to the PIAA for a state title game. McDevitt’s three amigos (QB Bryson, RB DiLeo and WR Mason) will be a very difficult trio to contain once they are operating on all cylinders. Numbers for the trio: Bryson 16 rushes/101 yards, 1 TD, DiLeio 12 rushes/174 yards, 2 TD’s, Mason 4 receptions/113 yards, 1 TD.
Scoring by Quarter
BM- DiLeo-44 run- (PAT-Alex Wilson)-8:45
PJP- Cirino 40 pass from Johns-Lupold (PAT-Liam McCloskey)- 7:53
BM- Bryson 53 run- (PAT Blocked)- 8:51
PJP-Johns-Lupold 36 pass from Duff (PAT- McCloskey)-1:09
PJP- McCloskey 25 Field Goal- 8:36
BM- Mason 66 pass from Bryson (PAT failed)- 1:50
BM- DiLeo 29 run (pass failed): 2:23
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