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West Squad outlasts East in PSFCA East/West All-Star Large school game (Galleries/Game Video)

Tagged under: All-Stars, Game Photos, Gameday Hub, News

| May 22, 2023

It took a while for these two squads to feel each other out, but when they finally did we got a football game that looked like these two teams had played together for an entire season. As happens with All-Star games, timing and cohesion took a while to develop. But when you have the best of the best on the field it doesn’t take very long. The West squad put the first points on the board with a 19 yard field goal from Derek Witmer of Cedar Cliff midway through the first quarter. The East responded with an amazing 84 yard run by Cumberland Valley quarterback Isaac Sines to make it a 10-0 game in favor of the West. The East squad finally got on the board with a 41 yard field from Parklands Griffin Mystifer.


After a  low scoring first half the game turned into a grind it out and get to the endzone third quarter. The West squad drove 80 yards in a whopping 19 play drive that ate up 9 minutes and 54 seconds. McKeesports Bobby Boyd carried the load during the drive and finished with a 2 yard td run to put the West up 17-3 with 2:06 left in the third quarter.

The East squad returned the favor with a long, sustained drive of their own. CB East running back Ethan Shine’s carries combined with Coatesville quarterback Harrison Susi combined to drive the East into the endzone on a 9 play drive that ended with Susi going in from the one. They didn’t get the extra point keeping it a 17-9 score.  Following the score, the West squad responded quickly thanks to a fantastic reception by Parker Hines from Central York at the East 23. A roughing the passer call on the play put the ball on the 12 and a couple plays later State College’s Dante Nastasi gave the West a 24-9 lead with a 2 yard run.

Emmaus quarterback Jake Fotta then made things interesting by going on a tear of his own. He ran for 11 yards, hit Nakhi Bullock for a quick 21 yards then he found Central Dauphins David Chase in the endzone for the score. The pass itself was a thing of beauty as was the reception by Chase.


Trailing 24-16 with just over 5 minutes left the East squad made a huge stop to force a West punt and drove to the West 9 yard line but a interception by Brendan McCollugh sealed the win for the West. State College’s Finn Furmanek and Kade Werner from Bishop McDevitt were the game MVPs.

The tight game capped and incredible day of football put on by the PSFCA. Box Score and Stats HERE

Gallery photos by David Chase SR,  Leo Murray and Jeannette Fischer

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