LaSalle Upends Judge
Plymouth Whitemarsh, Pa., The LaSalle Explorers offensive line put on the snow tires and Tim Wade ran 29 times for 230 yards and three touchdowns as the Explorers defeated Father Judge 33-14 in a PCL AAAA conference game at Plymouth Whitemarsh high school.
The defending Pa Eastern champs got on the board first when Wade scored from 22 yards out after a nine play drive just prior to the end of the first quarter. Quarterback Matt Magarity got into the mix on their next drive hitting Colin Buckley for a four yard touchdown (Buckley’s 8th TD). Explorer star Sean Coleman then did his part with a 42 yard touchdown on a reverse and with only two minutes left in the half and the Explorer lead was at 20. However Judge came right back and scored on their next two possessions (the second to open up the second half) with a 4 yard run and 29 screen pass reception by Matt Smalley and suddenly Judge was back in it behind by 20-14 with almost ten minutes left in the third quarter.
It looked like there was going to be a serious momentum shift in this game but the mystique of the LaSalle second half dominance once again took precedence. On their next offensive series, they went on a nine minute, 18 play drive with six first downs and with only a minute left in the third quarter, Wade bulled in from the one giving the Explorers their two score lead back. The LaSalle line of Tom Spiteri, Pat Hoffman, Dan Waslenko, Connor Kerrigan, Matt McGinnis and Pat Flynn moved the Judge line back during the series and Wade totted the rock 11 times and put the Crusader defense on its heals. Wade’s 49 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter sealed the victory.
The Explorers improved to 6-1 (2-0 conference) while Judge fell to 4-3 (1-2 conference).
Scoring By Quarter
LaSalle: Tim Wade: 22 yard run: PAT: Ryan Winslow: 1:16
LaSalle: Colin Buckley: 4 yard pass from Matt Magarity: PAT: Ryan Winslow: 11:13
LaSalle: Sean Coleman: 42 yard run: PAT: No Good: 2:06
Judge: Matt Smalley: 29 yard Pass from Rob Daniels: PAT: Conner Foley: :14
Judge: Matt Smalley: 4 yard run: PAT: Conner Foley: 9:52
LaSalle: Tim Wade: 1 yard run: 2 PT CONV: No Good: 1:13
LaSalle: Tim Wade: 49 yard run: PAT: Ryan Winslow: 6:26
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