West Catholic Dominates Northern Lehigh
Allentown, Pa., West Catholic generated over 500 yards of total offense and had Northern Lehigh on their heels the entire game as the Burrs ran their way to a 55-14 victory over the Bulldogs in a State AA Quarterfinal game last night at Allentown’s Birney Crum stadium.
The Burrs got on track immediately when the Bulldogs Jake Kern lost a fumble on their first play at their own 35 yard line. The Burrs answered when QB Anthony Reed scrambled around the right end for a 15 yard touchdown and a West 7-0 lead.
On Lehigh’s next possession they countered with a nine play drive highlighted by a brilliant fake punt and double handoff for a first down. The drive culminated with a Kern one yard touchdown run which knotted the score at 7.
The Burrs then began to run around and thru the Bulldogs from that point. Before the first half was over they accumulated 300 yards of offense and touchdowns by David Williams (six yard TD run), Reed (from the one) and a sensational 50 yarder by Brandon Hollomon giving the Burrs a 29-7 lead going into the locker room at halftime.
Both teams traded touchdowns to start the second half (West on an 11 play drive ending with a Reed one yard TD and N. Lehigh with a Cody Remaley two yard run). Whatever momentum the Bulldogs began to build with Remaley’s run ended when West opened the floodgates once again scoring touchdowns on their next three possessions.
The amount of weapons on offense will make the Burrs a serious threat as they continue on their way to try to capture a state championship after the bitter pill they had to swallow after their loss to Wilmington at Hershey in 2008. Reed, Williams, Joshua Mathis and Hollomon combined to run for 436 yards and they come at you from all angles.
West (the District 12 champion) improved to 11-2 and will tangle with the Lewisburg/Trinity winner and for the right to represent the East at Hershey in two weeks. Northern Lehigh ended a sensational run at 13-1 and played their hearts out in defeat.
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