Red Radiers squeak by Cahillites thanks to Kallie
In one of the most exciting non-league games of the young season, the Red Raiders of Coatesville High downed Philadelphia’s own Roman Catholic Cahillites by a score of 24-21 on a 45 yard field goal by Ibrahim Kallie as time expired. It was the second hard luck loss in a row for Roman, as they lost two straight to the Ches-mont League.
Both teams were slow to get out of the gates, as they amassed only one first down a piece. Kudos to the Coatesville’s defense, as they bottled up Phillip DiWilliams to 92 yards passing, and Dmetri Kelly to a paltry three to four yards per carry (42 rushes, 141 yards).
Both teams traded touchdowns in the second quarter, as much improved junior quarterback Jordan Young hit Amir Ealey on a 13 yard score, and Dmetri Kelly tied it on a two-yard run.
Jordan Young hit Jalen Hudson on a shovel pass from 20 yards out for the only score in the third, and a 14-7 lead.
The Cahillites made it 14-13 on DiWilliams’ one-yard sneak (kick failed on a bad snap), and took a 21-14 lead on John Chaney’s 19 yard run & Kelly’s successful two-point attempt.
Here’s where things got fun. Coatesville tied the game at 21, on Young’s one-yard run. Roman Catholic was unable to run out the clock to set up overtime, so the Red Raiders got the ball back to set up Kallie’s heroics, and did he deliver.
Jordan Young threw for 243 yards on 18-30 (60%) attempts (2 tds, 1 int), James Clark had 115 yards on 5 catches.
After the game, Matt Ortega spoke highly of his quarterback’s improvement, referring to him having ice water in his veins. On his kicker, he’s only been kicking for three weeks, and to do this is amazing. I’m at a loss for words, I trust him with any kick at any time. He’s a better soccer player than kicker. If you believe that. The sky’s the limit.
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