Romano Show Propels Archbishop Ryan Over Wissahickon
Ambler, Pa., Archbishop Ryan relied on the big play early and often and Bobby Romano had a game for the ages in the Raiders 42-7 dismantling of Wissahickon last night in Ambler.
The Raiders boasted an offensive line that opened up gaping holes in the Trojan secondary which garnered a nine play, 48 yard drive and Bobby McDevitt’s 1 yard touchdown on their first series. Samir Bullock then dodged his way for a 47 yard TD on the Raiders next play from scrimmage and Wiss found themselves down by 14 with over two minutes left in the quarter.
Ryan opened up the second quarter when Romano slipped behind the Trojan secondary on a beautiful hookup from quarterback Mark Ostaszewski for a 75 yard touchdown. The Romano show continued as he scored the last three touchdowns on two more connections from Ostaszewski and a 90 yard kickoff return in the second half.
The AAAA Philadelphia Catholic league is arguably the most competitive conference in the state of Pennsylvania. If anything can be taken from this game, one should note that this Ryan team has the horses up front and a plethora of skill position players that will give powers LaSalle and St. Joe Prep all they can handle in their conference schedule.
Ryan (2-0) and their high powered offense which is averaging 40 points/game will entertain non conference opponent Bensalem next week while Wissahickon (SOL, American conference) falls to 1-1 and will host CB West.
Notable Numbers: Bullock was 11-130, 1 TD, Ostaszewski, 6-7,154 yards, 3 TD’s, Romano, 4-138, 3 TDs receiving, and a kick return TD. All this (except the kick return) was in the first half.
Notes: The mercy rule went into effect at the beginning of the second half. The Raiders OLine of Joe Hansbury, Tom Haughey, Nick Werez, Andrew Voroscak and Andrew Hund average over 260 pounds and together play a very aggressive run block technique. Bullock and his style of running should provide plenty of highlight reel carries behind this line. Wissahickon athlete Dave Stellato had a spirited game for the Trojans with an 80 yard TD, over 100 yards rushing (as both RB and QB) and a combination of 15 tackles and assists from his safety position.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Totals
AR 14 21 7 0 42
WISS 0 0 7 0 7
Scoring by Quarter
AR- Bobby McDevitt – 1 yard run – (PAT-Joe Stock) – 4:52
AR- Samir Bullock- 47 yard run – (PAT-Stock) – 2:12
AR- Bobby Romano- 75 pass from Mark Ostaszewski-(PAT-Stock)-8:05
AR- Romano- 13 pass from Ostaszewski-(PAT-Stock)- 2:44
AR- Romano- 30 pass from Ostaszewski-(PAT-Stock)- :58
Wiss- Dave Stellato- 80 yard run – (PAT- Tyler Brunner)- 4:34
AR- Romano- 90 kick return- ((PAT- Stock)- 4:18
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