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St. Joe’s Prep Overpowers St Marguerite

Written by: on Sunday, September 4th, 2011. Follow Armand Vanore on Twitter.


Plymouth Whitemarsh,Pa. St Joe’s Prep Coach Gabe Infante had to do quite of bit of scrambling to get an opponent for their opener when their showcase game slated to be played in Florida fell through. In August, with virtually every other team around scheduled, Infante reached out to London, Ontario, Canada where the St. Marguerite d’Youville Panthers were happy to make the nine hour bus ride to Plymouth. The Prep won by a score of 49-6.

Almost immediately it was apparent that the Panthers had no answer for senior quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg and the no huddle offense he ran. At the same time though, Infante knew that his team needed to get the work in to prepare for their very competitive PCL schedule. Mornhimweg went right to work engineering a 13 play drive with quick, crisp passing that led to a five yard touchdown pass to senior Eric Medes. On the Hawks next series it took only four plays for them to score. Again this time Medes went in from the two for a 14-0 lead.

Before the half was over St. Joe’s scored on a 45 yard TD pass from Mornhinweg to Jawan McCallister and freshman Jonathan Reid’s TD runs of three and 19 yards.

Mornhinweg, a Penn State commit unofficially was 10-17, one TD, for 106 yards in only one half of play. Some of his early throws were overthrown which most likely translates to those passes being completed at the next level. His command of the no huddle offense may give Penn State coach Joe Paterno something to think about when the QB enrolls there next fall.

In a strange twist, the game ended when the Panthers Nick Budhoo punted from his own 20 and the punt  dropped back to the Panther 10, which Budhoo alertly picked up and ran 85 yards to the Hawk five prior to their only score.

Notes: Reid (only a freshman) looks to be a very explosive runner and has already drawn interest from Boston College. Senior Dan Mancini played with tremendous intensity throughout. Reserve sophomore running backs Vince Moffett and Tom Levy showed bright spots in the second half. The Hawks also hosted the Panthers for dinner the night before.


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