Barmore and Macon’s big plays for Neumann Goretti Spoil Northeast’s Defensive Effort
Chris Wells 16 yard TD and Charles Britt’s pass to Tre’Sean Bouie for the two point conversion preceded Temple verbal Christian Barmore’s fumble recovery and were the difference in Neumann-Goretti’s 8-7 physical, non conference win over Northeast at Charles Martin Stadium yesterday afternoon.
With the game scoreless late in the 3rd Quarter the Vikings stymied the Saints on a 4th and 10 fake punt and lateral to RB Leddie Brown which netted nine yards. The play gave Northeast the ball on the Saints 35 and two plays later Dan Scott broke away from a pile of NG tacklers and rumbled 24 yards for the first score of the game.
It appeared obvious in pre game warmups that this Saint team has some explosive talent at the skill positions but the Vikings stingy defense kept them at bay most of the afternoon.That trend finally changed after the ensuing kickoff. Pinned back on their six yard line, Jaron Macon’s 78 yard reception and run from Britt on a quick hitch put the ball in Northeast’s red zone enabling Wells TD reception on the next play. Northeast mounted one last drive with 3 1/2 minutes remaining via Scott’s 42 yard run. Two plays later Barmore’s fumble recovery at the six yard line sealed the Vikings hopes.
Dial back 10 months and these two programs were headed in different directions. Northeast was on their way to winning the Philly Pub AAAAAA title while the Saints forfeited their last two games. The Saints hired former Pa State coach of the year Albie Crosby in order to get the tide turned. It’ll be a tall order but this team (especially the offense) could do some serious damage in AA as the season progresses.
Quick Hits.: Germantown Academy were the original opponents for the Saints but bowed out prior to Northeast coming forward. The Vikings Kyle Morasch and Deshawn McCarthy combined for 21 tackles and were in the Saint backfield all
afternoon. The entire Northeast defense played an inspired game mostly manhadling Goretti’s run game. Britt has a canon for an arm and overthrew three receivers for possible touchdowns. Both Britt and Macon are Juniors and could be a viable one two punch in their passing game the next two years. Neumann Goretti is only a AA school. The Saints mammoth OT Justin Johnson (6’7, 355) looks extremely powerful as a run blocker and has verballed to Oregon. Both squads suited slightly over 40 kids. The Saints Leddie Brown has serious talent on both sides of the ball (RB/DB) and has some D1 interest as well.
Scoring By Quarter
1st Quarter: No Scoring
2nd Quarter: No Scoring
NE- Dan Scott- 24 run- extra point good: 2:08
NG- Chris Wells- 16 run- Two point- Tre’Sean Bouie- pass from Charles Britt- 8:51
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