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Imhotep Charter advances in Class 4A playoff win over Valley View

Written by: on Saturday, November 24th, 2018. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


SLATINGTON – Tykee Smith rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns leading Imhotep Charter past Valley View 37-9 in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 4A playoff game at Bulldog Stadium at Northern Lehigh HS Saturday afternoon. 

Imhotep Charter will face Bethlehem Catholic, out of District 11, who are coming off a 58-20 victory Friday night over District One power Pottsgrove.

Imhotep came out and scored two touchdowns in the first quarter. Jalen Sutton-Christian hit a wide open D’Shaun Seals for a 23-yard score. Smith broke a tackle at the line, made a move, and darted 88-yards to the end zone.  After one quarter, the Panthers led 13-0.

The Panthers made it 19-0 on a Seals to Yusuf Terry 47-yard pass for the score. Valley View got good field position after a fumble by Imhotep. The Cougars had to settle for a field goal. Cam Ceccotti nailed a 27-yard field goal. Imhotep’s Smith added his second rushing touchdown of the first half.  At halftime the Panthers led 25-3.

The Panthers Symear Williams went in untouched from 11 yards out in the third quarter and Sutton-Christian connected for the Seals again. This time Seals caught the screen pass and went 12 yards for the score with 5:13 left in the third quarter.

Valley View scored the last touchdown of the game. Janaasah Boone hit Dylan Howanitz up the middle for the 20-yard strike. 


Saturday, November 24, 2018 1 2 3 4 Final
Valley View 0 3 0 6 9
Imhotep Charter 13 12 12 0 37


1st Quarter

IC – D’Shaun Seals 23 yard pass from Jalen Sutton-Christian (Gordon kick) 6:51

IC – Tykee Smith 88 yard run (two point failed) 3:21

2nd Quarter

IC – Yusuf Terry 47 yard pass from D’Shaun Seals (two point failed) 10:16

VV – Cam Ceccotti 27 yard FG 3:37

IC – Tykee Smith 1 yard run (two point failed) :44

3rd Quarter

IC – Symear Williams 11 yard run (two point failed) 7:00

IC – D’Shaun Seals 12 yard pass from Jalen Sutton-Christian (two point failed) 5:13

4th Quarter

VV – Dylan Howanitz 20 yard pass from Janaasah Boone (two point failed) 6:34


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