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Bishop Shanahan’s late fourth quarter rally stuns Valley View 35-25 @BSHS_Eagles_FB

Written by: on Saturday, November 27th, 2021

 

Just as the game seemed to be taking a turn for the worse the Eagles found a way down 5, and the Cougars’ offense threatening to score Bishop Shanahan found a way to shift the momentum and rally to one of the biggest wins in the program history.

Both team’s patterned defenses would come out of the starting gate strong and trade a pair of fourth-down stops before the eagle’s explosive offense took over. Division 1 prospect Cooper Jordan did all on Bishop Shanahan’s first scoring drive hitting multiple receivers before going to his bread and butter using his legs and his lighting fast speed to set up the Eagle’s first and goal from the 4-yard line. Colin McGrory capped the drive off with a 4-yard touchdown run just 2 plays later with a 1:26 to give the Eagles the 7-0 lead. The Eagles didn’t have much time to celebrate as on the first play of Valley Views’ third possession Connor Hilling would shoot off left tackle 80 yards for the Cougar’s score with 1.05 left in the quarter to tie this game at 7.

The Eagles would once again strike first in the second quarter with 9.01left as Cooper Jordan ran right and found Nicholas Romano crossing in the back of the end zone for the score the extra point attempt was botched and the Eagles 13-7. On the ensuing kickoff, Connor Hilling returned the kick 71 yards to the 8-yard line setting up the Cougars for the go-ahead score on third and goal when Dominic Memo connected with A.J Kucharski for the score to give the Cougars the 14-13 lead. The Cougar’s defense would come up with a much-needed stop when a Cougar defender poked the ball loose and Jordan Rebar scooped it on and ran it in from 14 yards out to give the Cougars the 21-13 lead as they went into the half.

The Eagles would start the second half the same way they started the second quarter with a quick score, on the first play of the half Cooper Jordan connected with running back Colin McGrory on a screen pass that went for 49 yards just six plays later the duo would connect again on fourth and two for and Eagles touchdown. Jordan would find Brandon Choi for the game-tieing two-point conversion 8:05 left in the quarter. The Cougar’s defense would shine late in the third quarter as with 2:02 on the clock the Eagles would fumble a snap-on their 2-yard line that was recovered by Louis Marion for the safety giving the Cougars the 23-21 lead. The Cougars would try to add another score late in the quarter, but Memo’s pass was intercepted by Nicholas Romano at the 2-yard line.


That interception hurt the Eagles more than it helped them, The Eagles went 3 and out before the Cougars defense would once again put points on the board as Zack Rudalavage blocked a punt out of the end zone resulting in a safety giving the Cougars the 25-21 lead with 10:38 left in the game. The Cougars would once again try to seal the game with another score, but another interception would cost them as this time Brandon Choi picked off Dominic Memo setting up the Eagles at the Cougars 33. The Eagles would mount together with a six-play drive that was capped off with a 2 yard QB sneak from Cooper Jordan to give Bishop Shanahan a 28-25 lead. The Cougars would mount together with a possible game-winning drive as they marched all the way down to the 26-yard line, The Cougars season would end in crushing fashion as Memos pass would be tipped into the air by Jackson Ercole and Sean Bracken would pick it off and return it 77 yards for the Eagles score to secure the 35-25 win.

Valley View ended its season (12-2) while Bishop Shanahan (11-3) will play Harrisburg Bishop McDevitt (11-1)

Stats

Rushing: Cooper Jordan (BS)17 carries 61 yards 1 touchdown, Connor Hilling (VV) 20 carries 177 yards 1 touchdown.

Receiving: Colin McGrory (BS) 3 receptions 58 yards 1 touchdown, Sean Mackinder (VV) 1 reception 14 yards.

Passing: Cooper Jordan (BS) 10 of 12 130 yards 2 touchdowns, Dominic Memo (VV) 3 of 11 8 yards 1 touchdown 3 interceptions.

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