Here are some news and notes from this weekend …
Sophomore Collin DiGalbo passed for 337 yards and five touchdowns in Bonner-Prendergast’s 56-35 loss to Archbishop Wood. That performance put DiGalbo in rare air, as he set the school’s single-game passing mark. In Delaware County lore, he sits in 18th place on the single-game passing list. The last Delco QB to throw for 300 or more yards was Sun Valley’s Billy Hudson (2011), who ranked seventh with 373 yards.
Episcopal Academy can win a share of the Inter-Ac League title for the first time in eight years with a win over Germantown Academy next week. Episcopal is also eyeing its first outright title in 20 years. EA-Haverford School Day could very well feature the Churchmen and Fords in a winner-take-all showdown two weeks from now.
On his way to the Ridley High single-game rushing mark,Darren Washington, who rushed for 305 yards (taking down Jalen Randolph‘s 2011 record of 270 yards), Washington was involved in a bizarre and somewhat frightening tie up with an Upper Darby player. And by tie up, I speaking in literal terms. Late in the game, Upper Darby defensive end Jordan Butler got his finger stuck in Washington’s face mask. It was a scary season as Butler helplessly writhed in pain, unable to jar his hand loose of Washington’s helmet. Washington was whistled down when it was clear Butler had suffered a serious and very unusual injury.
It took a while — at least a 10-minute delay in action — for coaches and trainers to dislodge Butler’s finger.First, they tried removing Washington’s helmet, but that was only worsening the pain for Butler. Eventually, Butler’s finger was freed.
“It goes back to the old adage, if coach long enough you’ll see absolutely everything,” Upper Darby coach Rich Gentile said. “I had never seen anyone get their finger stuck in a helmet.
Tough break for Haverford High’s Kevin Leyden. The junior was having an amazing season for the Fords, but a shoulder injury could leave him on the sideline the rest of the year. Haverford on Friday clinched its first District One playoff spot in five years, but could be without its best player.