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Thomas Jefferson caps off a perfect season

Written by: on Friday, December 6th, 2019. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Photo by Matt Topper

HERSHEY – Thomas Jefferson’s Shane Stump rushed for four touchdowns and passed for one in a 46-7 win over Dallas in a PIAA Class 4A Championship game Thursday night at Hersheypark Stadium.

With the win, Thomas Jefferson finished the season 16-0 and won their first PIAA Football title since 2008. This is their fourth PIAA Football title.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Jaguars got on the scoreboard Stump eluded a sack and threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Deabner for the score. Dylan Sullivan’s kick was good. Thomas Jefferson led 7-0.

The Jaguars went up 13-0 on a Stump 14-yard run. Dallas’ Matt Maransky blocked the extra point with 6:12 left in the first half.

They weren’t done scoring in the second quarter. A Stump to Deabner pass for 21 yards set up a Dylan Mallozzi two-yard touchdown run with 33 seconds left in the half.

TJ went into halftime leading 20-0.

The Jaguars wasted no time adding to their lead. Ian Hansen intercepted a pass and went 29 yards for the score. The kick was no good and TJ led 26-0.

Stump scored the next three times. He had runs of 6, 1 and 1. Early in the fourth quarter, Thomas Jefferson led 46-0.

Dallas scored the final score of the game. Danny Meuser went in from 26 yards out.

NOTES: Thomas Jefferson out rushed Dallas 293 to 60 yards. Dylan Mallozzi rushed for 217 yards on 24 carries. Shane Stump was 7-of-8 passing for 104 yards and rushed for 57 yards. They end the season 16-0.

Dallas running back Lenny Kelley came into the game with 2,623 yards rushing and was held to 37 yards rushing on 14 carries. The District 2 Champs finished the season 15-1.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 1 2 3 4 Final
Thomas Jefferson 0 20 19 7 46
Dallas 0 0 0 7 7

2nd Quarter

TJ-Dan Deabner 28 pass from Shane Stump (Dylan Sullivan kick), 8:53

TJ-Stump 14 run (kick failed), 6:12

TJ-Dylan Mallozzi 2 run (Sullivan kick), :33

3rd Quarter

TJ-Ian Hansen 39 interception return (kick failed), 10:23

TJ-Stump 5 run (Sullivan kick), 7:41

TJ-Stump 1 run (kick failed), 3:29

4th Quarter

TJ-Stump 1 run (Sullivan kick), 11:18

D-Danny Meuser 26 run (Ryan Fisher kick), 4:21

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