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Catasauqua rides on despite 3 turnovers

Written by: on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. Follow Vince Pellegrini on Twitter.


vinceweek132013The Rough Riders of Catasauqua were playing in the state tournament for the first time since 1992 and they made the most of it by defeating Lake-Lehman 33-21. Despite turning the ball over 3 times and having 9 penalties, Catasauqua (12-1) will move onto play Imhotep Charter next week in the Class AA Quarterfinals. The Riders’ signal caller Zack Bradley tossed 5 touchdowns and threw for 253 yards. Bradley’s favorite target Parrys Marshall caught 6 balls for over 150 yards and 3 scores. The Rough Riders gained 318 yards of total offense. Catasauqua never trailed in the contest.

For the Black Knights, their season comes to a close at 11-2. Lake-Lehman had won 11 straight games since dropping their season opener to Old Forge (13-7), who just happened to beat Southern Columbia tonight. Lake-Lehman was making their first trip back to the state playoffs since 1997. Dustin Jones carried the football 38 of the teams’ 58 run plays for 201 yards. Jones also scored each of the Knights’ three touchdowns. Lake-Lehman was able to gain almost 400 yards of offense but fumbled the ball away three times.

Catasauqua’s only loss this season came against Northwestern Lehigh, 28-27, in their regular season finale in overtime.

Scoring Chart

First Quarter

C – Paryss Marshall 35 yard TD catch from Zack Bradley (C 7-0), 9:51

C – Jacob Stopay 45 yard TD catch from Zack Bradley (C 14-0), 7:19

L – Dustin Jones 6 yard TD run (C 14-7), 4:42

Second Quarter

C – Paryss Marshall 13 yard TD catch from Zack Bradley (C 20-7), 6:52

Third Quarter

C – Ricky Houser 11 yard TD catch from Zack Bradley (C 27-7), 5:20

Fourth Quarter

L – Dustin Jones 15-yard TD run (C 27-14), 8:50

C – Paryss Marshall 42 yard TD catch from Zack Bradley (C 33-14), 3:13

L – Dustin Jones 8 yard TD run (C 33-21), 0:23

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