Conners Makes Final Game on Grid Iron a Memorable One
Next year this time, Billy Conners of Malvern Prep will be participating in fall drills in the sport of Lacrosse at Duke University.
So in what was probably his last football game all he did was throw for a career high 267 yards on 15-22 passing and four touchdowns, the last one a 27 yard strike to Joe Price with 37.1 seconds left as the Friars came from 21-0 down to topple St. Joe’s Prep 34-27 before a crowd of near 9,000 at Villanova Stadium Thursday Morning.
Trailing 21-0, Conners scored the first touchdown for Malvern on a 34 yard run in the second quarter . Then he hooked up with CJ Mooney for a 17 yard touchdown and the first of three touchdown passes to Price, this 1 from 40 yards out. Price finished with seven catches for 169 yards.
Malvern finished the season 10-0, the fourth time they have finished undefeated under 31 year legendary coach Gaspare “Gamp” Pellegrini. Pellegrini ironcially was head coach at St Joe’s from 1970-77.
St Joes (8-4), which won the first ever meeting 33-6 last year, jumped to the 21-0 lead on the strength of Quarterback Mark Giubilato. Giubilato hit Dan Turner for a 33 yard touchdown pass and scored on 1 himself on a run of 17 yards. Mike Yeager also scored 2 touchdowns included in his 30 carry 201 yard effort, the last coming with 5:48 to play in the game to knot the score at 27.
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