McDevitt Runs All over Lower Moreland
Lower Moreland, Pa.- The football gods were good to the junkies that love high school football by giving them a 10:00 AM, start of season game pitting Bishop McDevitt (PCL, AA) and Lower Moreland (Bicentennial League, AA). McDevitt didn’t disappoint by thrashing the Lions, 40-0 with a career high 201 rushing yards (on 25 carries) and four TDs by RB Keith Young.
Running behind an offensive line anchored by Kevin Ostrowski, Steve DiCicco and Shane Killian, McDevitt mounted a quick six play drive ending with Young’s electric 49 yard TD run for their first score. After the Lions fumbled the kickoff the Lancers went right to work and scored again on five plays with Young taking it in from the two yard line.
Up 13-0, McDevitt scored on their first second half possession with another quick drive that lasted less than half a minute and with Young scoring on a 21 yarder.
McDevitt’s defense was stout the entire game and handled the multi back system employed by Lower Moreland. Playing without their star nose tackle Reggie Wiley (injured during practice) the Lancers D kept the Lions running attack at bay by not allowing a run of more than nine yards. Senior DB Darren Wright was all over the field and in on a majority of the tackles.
Young gave a lot of credit to the line afterward, “The guys up front gave me time to find my way. This is my first year as the starter and it felt good playing behind them. However, we have a lot of work to do.” As for some of his long gainers, Young accredits part of it to his track speed (he is a 60 meter, 100 meter sprinter). After Young’s fourth TD (from the two), he was replaced by reserve Gerald Fuller who had three runs for 40, 1 and 36 and one touchdown.
Although outmanned from the outset, the Lions showed a ton of heart and head coach Mark Mayson’s group played with a lot of intensity throughout. DE Diego Morales played the entire game with a motor that never shut down.
McDevitt will play a game with neighboring Cheltenham next week before entertaining their regular season schedule, one that includes last year’s state champion, West Catholic. Lower Moreland will travel to Springfield (Montco) to begin their league play
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