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East Squad takes the Victory in the PSFCA Big School All Star Game Gallery included)

Written by: on Sunday, May 30th, 2021

 

 

Harrisburg,
The PSFCA Big School All-Star football game was played at Landis field in Harrisburg. It featured an East Squad and a West Squad. The East Team was lead by Lampeter-Strasburg QB Sean McTaggert who threw for three Touchdown Passes to three different receivers to spearhead the victory, as the MVP for the East Squad. McTaggart was 9 of 15 for 194 yards and those three Touch Down passes.  The final score was 38-13 for the East over the West.

“Winning always feels great, but even more to bring kids from all over the place and teach them a system over two Sunday practices, listen I was very impressed with our staff and they did an awesome job. We really executed today and it is true to all the people involved today in the team ” Head Coach Joe Henrich of Bethlem Catholic and Head Coach of the East Team.

The East squad struck 1st with a TD from McTaggert of Lampeter-Strasburg to Makhi Mayo of Imhotep Charter. Extra point by Spencer Biscoe of Hempfield and score was 7-0.

After the West Squad got a field goal blocked, the East responded again with a long TD pass from McTaggert to Kristen McAdams of Imhotep Charter, it was a 67 yarder with 8:51 left in the 2nd Quarter. The pass concept was a hitch and go and McTaggart hit McAdams perfectly in stride. The extra point was good again, by Jackson Wagner of Wilson. They took a 14-0 lead.

At the end of the half, the West responded with a touchdown pass from Jake Pugh of Thomas Jefferson to Owen Anderson of Jersey Shore with 6 seconds left in the half.  The extra point was good by Tony Nicassio of Pine-Richland. The score was 14-7 at the half.


To open the second half the East Squad marched down the field with a mixture of passes and rushes that was capped off by a 15-yard rushing touchdown by Jalen White Souderton. The offensive line did a great job with a massive hole for White to run through on the left side of the line.

After a 3 and out by the West team the East squad then put together another Touchdown Drive capped off by a beautiful pass from McTaggart to Thatcher Miller of Warwick to take a commanding 28-7 lead with 6:38 left in the 3rd Quarter.  McTaggart rolled to the right and set his feet and threw to the left to the wide-open Miller. The touchdown pass is commonly known as the Tight End throw-back pass.

“He is a great leader, he is a great kid and he wants to learn. He has the ability to throw the ball downfield and spin the ball. Just really a great kid and takes pride in everything that he does” Coach Henrich said of McTaggart.

 


After a field goal by the Spencer of Briscoe of Hempefield to extend the lead to 31-7, the West team responded with a Touch Down drive to cut the lead to 31-13. It was a great throw from Jake Pugh of Thomas Jefferson to Taylor Wright-Rawls of Central York with 9:56 in the 4th Quater. Pugh threw a great back-shoulder fade. Wright-Rawls was able to turn around and make a great catch.


The East squad responded with a long touchdown drive capped off by a great run by Dedrick Tinker of Bishop Mcdevitt to take a commanding 38-13 lead.

D’Shaun Seals paced the East Team with 4 catches for 63 yards and was regularly open during the game. Seals said “It felt great to get the Win. As long as we win that all that matters. I like when people have faith in me, I am short, but I got a lot of heart.”

“He is one of those guys that we needed to get the ball in his hands. He has a great personality. He will come back and give us feedback” Henrich said of Seals.

McTaggart had a little extra motivation in the game. “It has been three or four years since the East Team beat the West Team, so we wanted to win this game”. He then talked about how the team prepared for this game. “We had two practices, but we were able to talk to the Wide Receivers about what routes were open. We were constantly talking about what we think was there and what was open. Other than the Big 33 this is the next best thing, so I couldn’t be happier”

In an All-Star game that features a ton of passing Coach, Henrich leaned on his offensive line to get the job done and they did not disappoint. “Fortunately for me, I played Offensive line and I coach the Offensive line. No matter what football game playing the trenches is so important. I think the Offensive Lineman take a lot of pride in that”. The Offensive Line did not disappoint for the East Squad as they were able to get the win 38-13.

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