Neefe Powers Penn Charter over Archbishop Carroll
Philadelphia,Pa., Mixing in a combination of solid running by Eric Neefe and the passing of John Loughery, William Penn Charter captured its second win of the season with a decisive 34-20 win over Archbishop Carroll at Penn Charter High yesterday afternoon.
The Quakers (of the independent Inter-Academic League) went right to work on its first possession with a six minute 10 play drive ending with Sophomore Neefe (St. Joe Prep transfer) bulling in from 4 yards out. Neefe scored two more TD’s in the first half with runs of 3 and 21 yards giving them a 20-0 halftime edge.
Within the first 5 minutes of the second half the Patriots (D12, PCL, AAA) began to make a game of it scoring two quick touchdowns of its own. Senior RB Julian Franklin scored from 8 yards out on their first drive. On the Quakers next possession Senior QB John Loughery was intercepted by Senior Greg DiSanto, who returned the pick for a 26 yard score.
Now up by only six at 20-14, Loughery immediately took away any momentum that Carroll was building when he ended their next drive with a 25 yard TD pass to senior receiver Joey Stankey.
A Quakers fumble recovery on the Patriots next possession and their offensive time of possession gave Carroll small hope for any comeback. In the 4th quarter Senior RB Nick Briscella, in relief of Neefe scored on a 35 yard run.
For the Quakers, Neefe had 30 carries for 140 yards and Loughery passed 12-18 for 189 yards. Charter’s 420 total offensive yards nearly doubled Carroll’s output.
Both teams will start their conference schedule next week. Carroll, now 4-2 will take on rival power Archbishop Wood while Penn Charter (2-3) hosts Malvern Prep.
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