Berks Catholic Cruises Past Hamburg 56-8
The Berks Catholic Saints came into Saturday’s game following a rare mid season loss. Hamburg coming off a bye was riding high on a two-game winning streak. This was the Berks Section Two opener for both teams. Berks Catholic scored on every first half possession. The Saints never punted or turned the ball over in a dominating 55-8 win over Hamburg in Reading on Saturday morning.
The Saints were led by a flawless performance by Sophomore Quarterback Terrance Derr. Graham Glueck had TD runs of 56 and 14 yards along with an 83 yard TD grab.
Head Coach Rick Keeley praised his teams efforts, “I was very happy with the way we played the whole game today. Everybody was focused. Coming off that loss last week we wanted everything to be in a positive mode this week, and it was.” Graham Glueck said, “It was a team effort today. The blocking really helped me have a pretty good game.” On coming back from the rare mid season defeat, he said, “It was a little bit hard to take in at first, but we came out and had a good week of practice we were really focused for this game.”
Berks Catholic took control early. Their opening drive ended with a 36-yard TD run from Senior Marcos Ramos with 8:29 left in quarter one. Onward the saints marched on their next drive Graham Glueck’s first of his three TD’s was a 56-yard bolt through the line. 14-0 at the 5:47 mark of the first quarter. Glueck was on the end of a sweet 83-yard toss from QB Terrance Derr for a 21-0 advantage. The first quarter ended 21-0 BC.
Following another Hamburg punt, Senior Marcus Wilson went off tackle 83 yards for the Saints and it was 28-0 with 6:38 till half. Derr’s second TD pass of the day went to Brain Tanis 35-0 BC . Enter Graham Glueck once again. His 16-yard end run made it 42-0 as we went to the half.
BC played the second string the entire second half. Joel Matos and Quinton Foley each had scores for the Saints. Hamburg’s leading rusher coming into the game, Jordan McAllister, had the lone TD for Hamburg. The final was Berks Catholic 56 Hamburg 8.
Berks Catholic moves on in league play next week to face a resurgent Twin Valley at home. Hamburg travels to Kutztown.
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