- After three games of maddening ineffectiveness, O’Hara’s offense took advantage of an inferior defense Saturday afternoon. Archbishop Carroll isn’t
La Salle, but all that matters for the Lions is they looked good blowing out the Patriots. Consider the numbers: The Lions scored 24 more points (56) in one game than they had in their previous three games combined (32). Also, they produced 459 total yards of offense, which accounted for more than half of their total yardage through three weeks. This was the offense most people expected prior to the season. But if the Lions want to be considered a legitimate threat in the Catholic League, they need to beat Archbishop Wood next week. It’s as simple as that … or, maybe not so simple.
- Glen Mills got off the schneid with a victory over Woodson (D.C.). The Battlin’ Bulls are best known for rely heavily (exclusively?) on their top running back, whether it was Bernard Pierce a few years back or George Walker last season. The Chosen One this year is Khalil Bey, who had four rushing TDs on 40 carries Friday. We’ll see if Bey can be the next big rusher. He’s looked good so far.
- Springfield needed overtime to beat Upper Darby in a shootout, 41-38. Once again it was Rob Murphy coming through in the clutch. Murphy’s numbers were pretty impressive: Four carries for 204 yards. That computes to 51 yards per carry.
- Win or lose, Chester High head coach Chuck Crews is one affable son of a gun. And he always finds the right words to describe his team;s situation. The Clippers were picked by ever Delco Times “football expert” to win this weekend, but Neumann-Goretti won in a rout, 32-6. Said Crews: “We had a real nice Kodak shot last week (in a win at Furness) of what a good Chester team could look like. We come out here tonight and it wasn’t no damn HDTV. This was old-school black and white where you get the pliers out and tune up the rabbit ears. You don’t know nothing about that. You’re too young. That’s what we had tonight.”
- Ridley and Garnet Valley meet in two weeks and they’re on a crash course of ** EXAGGERATION ALERT** potentially epic proportions. Both teams are sitting pretty at 4-0.
- Haverford High’s Eddie Durkin has been the best quarterback in the county. He was a cool 6-for-6 with 127 yards and two TDs in the Fords’ blowout over Radnor. Durkin is getting looks from some colleges, but he told me that nothing is imminent. “I went on some visitations, but nothing is serious.” Durkin has all the tools to play at the next level.
- Tough break for Delco Christian and Bonner-Prendergast, whose games were suspended Saturday night due to lightning. The Friars were trailing Roman Catholic 21-14 in the second half. No make up has been determined. Delco Christian, meanwhile, will make up its home game tomorrow night at Bristol. The game will continue at 7 o’clock.