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Overbrook’s Swarming Defense Posts Second Shutout ⁦ @Overbrook_FB ⁩

Written by: on Friday, April 9th, 2021



Overbrook used a stifling defense, that has produced ten turnovers in it’s last two game, combined with an improving offense, to shutout South Philadelphia High School 42-0 at the South Philly Supersite. Overbrook received the opening kickoff, then pounded the ball with tough running between the tackles by Mehki Gordan, Raheem Seamon and Jarren Alexander, just when it looked like Overbrook would cash in, the South Philly defense stripped the ball recovering a fumble at the two. Three plays later Overbrook’s standout DL/OL Anthony Talley, wrestled the ball from the South Phiadelphia running back, rambling twelve yards for the games first score. Jarren Alexander added the two point conversion, giving Overbrook an 8-0 lead.

On the first play following the kickoff, South Philly fumbled the Quarterback-Center exchange, putting the Overbrook offense back in business at the twenty three yardline. Alexander went to the air tossing a perfect pass to speedster Jermaine Small-Jackson in the end zone, the conversion failed giving Overbrook a 14-0 lead.

After fumbling on their previous  back-to-back plays, South Philly was able to mount their first drive of the day, they converted three straight third downs. On forth and twelve, Overbrook’s standout safety Dechaune Jackson broke up the pass attempt, thwarting the drive. That started a back breaking long time consuming drive, by the Overbrook offense.


Using a combination of gritty power running and pinpoint passing, Overbrook’s offense ate up clock, finally cashing in on a four yard connection between Alexander and Darrell Chapman. Following another turnover, Overbrook brought in Raheem Seamon to play Quarterback, he quickly connected on a pass to Chapman to get the ball to the four yardline. Seamon then handed the ball to Gordan on a Quarterback read, Gordan crashed in from four yards making the score 28-0. With time running out in the first half South Philly’s tough as nails Quarterback Jimier Moore connected on several passes moving the ball to the forty. That’s when South Philly’s best scoring chance was called back on an illegal blindside block. Moore hit Sharif Ali on the sideline, Ali slipped an couple of tackles sprinting sixty yards to the goal line, unfortunately well behind the play, a South Philly player crushed a helpless Overbrook player with a blindside block. From there the little momentum that the offense had gained fizzled out. To cap the scoring in the first half Seamon hit Small-Jackson with a bullet as the clock expired, giving Overbrook a 36-0 halftime lead, assuring a running clock for the second half.


South Philadelphia attempted an on sides kick, which Overbrook recovered. Starting at their own forty nine, Overbrook went to a power set and drove the ball fifty one yards, all on the ground, with Rasool Dover pounding in from the two. That was the games final touchdown, making the score 42-0. As the game moved on to the forth quarter both teams cleared the benches. South Philly did have one last gasp to try and put points on the board but, Dover made a spectacular interception, returning the ball to the South Philly twenty.  The South Philly defense was able to stop Overbrook at the four yard line.

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