What the heck’s happening in District’s I & XII this week: Week 2,2022
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Willie McGonigle | September 6, 2022
Hello and welcome to Week 2 of What’s happening in District I & XII! Let’s look at what happened last week weekend and look ahead to this weekend.
Turn on the Lights at CB East
Central Bucks East has been playing football since the school opened in 1969 and on Friday night some history will be made when the undefeated Patriots take on also undefeated Souderton Indians at 7 pm on 1st Lt. Colby Umbrell Field at Patriot Stadium it’ll be the first football game played under the lights. Patriot Stadium has been around since 2015. The Lights were just installed this spring.
A Couple weeks ago the Central Bucks community came out for a ceremonial lighting where all the fall sports team gathered and hosted the community.
In addition to hosting Souderton the Patriots will also host Pennridge on Sept. 23, North Penn on October 7, Abington on October 14, and crosstown rivals CB West to close out the Regular season on October 28.
“We’re excited to have a home field advantage; we’ve had great crowds and I think there going to be even bigger. Patriots head coach John Donelly said adding “It’s going to be a great event for our community, band, cheerleaders, and the football team.
Coach Donnelly also wanted to thank all the people who made this journey happened. “We are eternally grateful for all work these people did to make it happen, it speaks to community and their integrity and commitment.”
Prior to 2015 the Patriots played their home games at CB West’s War Memorial Field.
Big Night for St. Joseph Prep’s Samaj Jones
The St. Joseph Prep Hawks got broke into the win column Saturday night defeating North Jersey’s St Peter’s Prep 55-20 in a game played at Rutgers University. The Hawks were led to victory by Jr. QB Samaj Jones. All Jones did was break the school record for most passing yards in a game at 421 on 12 of 14 passing. In fact, Jones broke the record in the first half where he threw for 380. Frank Costa held the previous record of 370. Jones also broke the school record for touchdown passes in a game with 7 and for good measure added another score on the ground.
Fast Start for West Chester Rustin
After electing to play a second scrimmage last week the West Chester Rustin Golden Knights got their season started Friday night. On the game’s opening kick-off Daimon Jacobs took it 86-yards to the end-zone. The Golden Knights would go on to score 21 points in the first quarter and added another touchdown in the first minute of the second quarter on their way to a 47-0 victory over crosstown rival West Chester Rustin.
High Power Offense for Chester
Through the First two games of the season, the Chester Clippers have outscored their opponents by a total score of 112-0. The Clippers offense is led by Freshman QB Jalen Harris who so far this season is 20 of 26 passing for 481 yards and 10 touchdowns including 6 to Cymeer Brown. Brown leads the team in receiving yards with 261 on 8 catches. Dominic Toy leads the team in receptions with 10 catches for 213 yards.
Springfield Having Success in the ground game
Under the direction of offensive coordinator Lou D’Alonzo the Springfield Cougars have found success in running the ball throughout the first two games of the season the Cougars are averaging 269 yards rushing. Tyler Gougler leads the team in rushing with 256 yards on 41 carries to go along with 3 touchdowns and Nate Romano has 126 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns on the season.
More Games down in Ocean City
In what is becoming an annual tradition more teams took their games down to Ocean City NJ this weekend as Germantown Academy defeated Simon Gratz 28-0. In the main event on Friday Malvern Prep blanked LaSalle 35-0. On Saturday Lansdale Catholic defeated Boy’s Latin Charter 48-18. Pope John Paul II defeated Father Judge 22-21 in overtime
In their first two games the Springfield Delco Cougars and Chester Clippers have posted back-to-back shutouts to open the season.
Change of Location for Radnor-Garnet Valley
Due to ongoing renovations at Radnor’s Prevost Field Friday’s night Central League Contest between the Radnor Raptors and Garnet Valley Jaguars will now be played at Garnet Valley’s Moe DeFrank Stadium.
Willie’s Big Games of the Week
First Game under the lights at 1st Lt. Colby Umbrell Field at Patriot Stadium Souderton at CB East Friday 7 pm
District 3 Power travels to take on a traditional District 1 Power Cumberland Valley at Spring-Ford Friday 7 pm
5A Powerhouse gets a big task this week taking on a 6 A Power Upper Dublin at North Penn Friday 7pm
There’s no love lost between these two Northeast Philadelphia schools Archbishop Ryan at Father Judge Saturday 1 pm at Northeast Supersite
Have a great week everyone!
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