Council Rock South Ends Garnet Valley’s Sensational Run
Newtown, Pa., Quarterback Brian Donnelly and the Council Rock South Golden Hawks once again exercised precise ball control with Coach Vince Bedesem’s triple option offense and did not have to punt until the fourth quarter as the Hawks cruised to a 38-24 District 1, AAAA quarter final victory over the Garnet Valley Jaguars at Walt Snyder stadium.
Down 7-0 after the Hawks 59 yard drive culminated in an Anthony Alimenti ten-yard touchdown, the Jags were stuffed at midfield on a critical fourth and one. Three plays later Donnelly scored on a 36 yard jaunt giving the Hawks a two score lead with five minutes left in the first quarter. Garnet Valley countered immediately with star running back Justin Pyle’s six yard touchdown and for a moment it appeared that a track meet was in progress.
On South’s next drive Donnelly executed another sensational play fake and hit University of Maryland commit P.J. Gallo for a 32 yard gain setting up Christian Crane’s six yard TD giving the Hawks a 21-6 lead.
Hoping to gain some momentum to start the second half and down 24-12, The Jags season appeared to hang in the balance when quarterback Ryan Corkery hurt his knee on the second play of the third quarter. A Hawk interception on the next play and an impending six play drive resulted in another Alimenti touchdown (from the one) effectively put the game out of reach.
The win gives Council Rock a berth in next week’s final versus North Penn at a venue to be determined. The Jaguars ended their magical season with the Central League title and an 11-2 record. Coach Mike Ricci’s squad entertained many in SE Pa with their high tempo offense.
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