Cougars down Cahillites in overtime
In a rare non-league Saturday night football game- the Downingtown East Cougars downed the Philadelphia Catholic League’s Roman Catholic Cahillites, in a game that quite literally had everything from a lightning delay of over an hour, to overtime, and just about every kind of crazy occurrence in between. In the end, it was the Cougars advancing to 2-0 on the season, with a 40-38 win.
This fit the prototype “whomever has the ball last, will likely win the game” type of feeling to it. AJ Frazier started his monster evening early, and got Roman Catholic on the board first, when he took a fumble 11 yards in for a touchdown. The kick was no good, and from there it was off to the races. Downingtown East took a 14-6 lead, on the strength of Andrew Hudson’s arm on tosses to Cary Angeline (10 yards), and Dan Chisena (51 yards). Roman’s prized recruit Dimetri Kelly got the Cahillites to 14-12 at halftime, as he ground out three yards to paydirt.
Before the craziness that occurred in the third period, Phillip DiWilliams put Roman Catholic ahead by 13 points to 25-12 on two touchdown passes to AJ Frazier, covering 35 and 42 yards. The two connected for 12 completions, totalling 220 yards on the evening. After the extended delay, Keith Conner’s 17 yard run & Jon Kincade’s two-point conversion cut the lead to 25-22. Phillip DiWilliams got Roman’s lead back to 10 (32-22) at the end of the third period, on a quarterback sneak.
Between the fourth quarter and overtime, the Cougars showed their resolve. Drew Brennan kicked a 25 yard field goal to get their deficit back to a score, and Andrew Hudson scored on a one-yard run to tie it at 32-32.
In overtime, Keith Conner took over. Conner put the Cougars ahead on a 10 yard run on the first play from scimmage, and a two-point conversion following a Roman offsides penalty on the extra point conversion. The Cahillites made it interesting, however, as DiWilliams hit John Chaney (grandson of the retired Temple basketball coach) on a five-yard score, but the Cahillites were denied on their two-point attempt.
Standout players on the evening: the quarterbacks on both teams. Andrew Hudson threw for 274 yards and two scores while Phillip DiWilliams threw for 411 yards and three scores. Receiver AJ Frazier had 220 yards for the Cahillites, and Cary Angeline had 65 yards for the Cougars.
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