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District 12 Week 4 Recap and Notes

Tagged under: District 11, District 2, News

| September 27, 2023

District 12 Week 4 Recap:

Frankford 6 West Philadelphia 0: Entering the game West Philly was projected to win easily however the host Pioneers had different feelings. Both teams had their offensive moments here and there but no sustained drives were capitalized into points until the final possession for Frankford in which they were able to convert with no time left as John Alindato hauled in a touchdown pass for the walk-off win. The Speedboys had the ball in the red zone twice and came away scoreless both times. Frankford gained the key divisional win and moves onto a game with Belmont Charter. West Philadelphia will play Central Saturday afternoon.

Imhotep 26 Abraham Lincoln 14:  Imhotep came away with the victory 26-14 but had their hands full for the first time within PL play in 2 seasons. Lincoln’s 14 points score were the most scored on Tep by a PL opponent since MLK put up 20 points against them in the shortened 2020/2021 spring season. Tep’s defense was relentless giving the RailSplitters fits led by Pitt commit Jahsear Whittington who ended the game with 5 tackles, a forced and recovered fumble, 2 sacks and 3 tackles for loss. The RailSplitters kept the game close through the first half trailing only 20-14 behind Jr. CB Ziyyon Bredell’s circus interception and QB Gabe Smalley’s mastermind passing to find an open man downfield in WR Nate Rivera for an TD. Tep moves on to another division road game where they’ll play at John Bartram while Lincoln looks for their first win of the 2024 season when they travel Simon Gratz.

Conwell Egan 25 @ Lansdale Catholic 19: In a key CL Blue Division game the Egan Eagles came away with the narrow crucial win. RB Sam Cooper led the offense with 24 rushes for 109 yards and a score. The Eagles other scores would come from Tim Gipli on a 6-yard interception return, Sincere Fairey with a TD and Johnny Austerberry kicked an FG. For Lansdale, the Crusaders received 165 rushing yards from Jachi Streeter along with 2 TDs. QB Cole Meehan tossed a TD pass to Jake Trzeciak. Up next for Egan is a division game against West Catholic. The Crusaders will turn the page and prepare for their divisional matchup with Archbishop Carroll.

Boys Latin 20 Belmont Charter 6: A neighborhood rivalry game turned out to be as competitive as many predicted. The Warriors received 70 yards on the ground from Semaj Carmicheal while So. QB Jeremiah Roach threw for 68 yards and a 62 yard score to Sr. Michael Stewart. Also aiding the Warriors were Sr. Jalin Loyd & Jr. Rymir Munson who both recorded interceptions as well as So. DL Najee Mitchum who notched 2 sacks. Up next for Boys Latin is a road game Friday night at MLK while Belmont looks to get back on track with another key divisional game at Frankford.

MLK 18 Mastery Charter North 8: In not so friendly weather conditions MLK relied on its bread and butter rushing attack. They turned 26 carries into 242 yards (9.3 yards per carry) which willed the team to victory over a tough Mastery team. The Cougars had 2 100+ yard rushers on the day with Sr. QB Isaiah Robinson (101 yards 2TDS) & Sr. RB Shamir Norton (119 yards 1 TD) leading the way. King will move on to host Boys Latin while Mastery looks to get back to .500 when they travel to Marple Newton.

Kensington 28 Roxborough 6: The Tigers earned their first win of the season on the road at Roxborough. Up next for Kensington is hosting a tough George Washington team. Roxborough will move on to a non-league road game at Harriton.

Edison 14 Vaux 6: The Owls earned their 2nd win on the season upsetting Vaux on the road. Up next for Vaux is a non-league road game at Lower Merion. The Owls will host Kipp DuBois in a divisional matchup Friday.

George Washington 40 Overbrook 0: The Eagles jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter and never looked back. Tahje Atkins joined in on the scoring fun with 2 rushing TDs. Jr. QB Jaheim Bennett also rushed for a TD. Up next for GW is a division game at Kensington while Overbrook moves forward to a road game at Benjamin Franklin.

Central 44 Kipp Cooper Norcross 0: The Lancers jumped out early to a 15-0 1st quarter lead. They’d score another 8 points in the 2nd quarter to take a 23-0 lead into halftime. They’d score another 21 points in the 2nd half for the final 44-0 victory margin. Up next Central will travel to West Philadelphia in a key conference game.

Academy at Palumbo 30 Samuel Fels 6: The Griffins earned their 2nd victory of the season with a 24 point win over Fels. The Griffins next will host Highland Regional while Fels will have an unexpected bye week as Dobbins has forfeited the game this week.

Bonner-Prendie 13 Cardinal O’Hara 6: The Friars escaped with a narrow 6 point victory behind tough running from RB Avery Hankey (20/95 yards) a TD from Isaiah Session and a TD reception from Jalil Hall.  For the Lions Keon Powell rushed for 71 yards & QB John Welde rushed for the lone score for O’Hara. Up next for O’Hara is a road game with defending CL Blue champion Neumann Goretti. The Friars will move forward with a road game at Ryan.

Father Judge 35 William Tennant 13: QB Tyler Yerkov went 16-23 for 259 yards & 4 TDs in the victory. Amongst his favorite targets were Nymeir Appling (3/45 1 TD), Gavin Hutz (3/97 2 TDs), Eric Smith (6/79) and Denzel Dunbar (2/21 1 TD). Also joining in the scoring affair was Keysheion Dawkins who added 17 receiving yards and 70 rushing yards. Judge will now begin CL Red Division play as they travel to Roman Catholic.

Northeast 19 Simon Gratz 0: The Vikings scored early with roughly 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter on a Deshawn Woodhouse 5 yard rushing touchdown for a early 7-0 lead. Jr. QB Jordan Mahir would follow up with around 7 minutes left with a short rushing score of his own to extend the lead to 13-0 which would remain the score until the 3rd quarter with roughly 9 minutes remaining when Jiaire Greene would score a 1 yard rushing touchdown to extend the lead to 19-0. Defensively for the Vikings George Truitt led the team with 2 sacks. Up next for the Vikings is another divisional battle as they host Olney.

Benjamin Franklin 10 South Philadelphia 8: The Electrons bounced back from a rough 44-0 loss at George Washington with a huge road win at South Philly behind Vernon Young’s touchdown and a safety which provided the winning margin. Up next For Franklin is a road game at West Philadelphia within the division. South Philly looks to end their 2-game skid with a game against School of the Future.

Roman Catholic 32 Cheltenham 12: In this game something very odd happened as the first 3 TD’s of the game came via special teams. Roman broke open the scoring first with a bobbled punt that never got off and ended up being returned for a touchdown for an early 6-0 lead for Roman. After Cheltenham failed to gain any traction on offense they punted and Roman’s Tayden Miles returned the kick 60 yards for a  13-0 lead. Cheltenham’s RB/KR Tre McCleod (formerly of Imhotep) returned the ensuing kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to 13-6. Roman would pull away just before the half as So. QB Semaj Beals unleashed a 37 bomb to Jah Jah Boyd for a TD to give them a 20-6 lead at the half. Roman would score two late touchdowns for the cushion win to comfortably put the Panthers away with a final of 32-12. Up next for Roman they’ll host Father Judge in CL Red Division play.

John Bartram 38 Olney 0: The Braves made quick and early work of the Trojans to coast to a 38-0 victory. Up next for Bartram they’ll host Imhotep Saturday at 1pm while Olney will travel to Northeast Friday.

Neumann Goretti 32 West Catholic 0: The Saints made quick work of the Burrs behind a heavy rushing attack led by Terrence Page (6/86), Amahj Gowens (9/79)&  QB Mekhi Wharton (5/30). Page would score two rushing touchdowns while Wharton would toss a score to Kahmir Prescott. Rounding out the scoring for the Saints Amahj Gowens and C’Andre Hopper (Interception). For the Burrs they struggled offensively as they finished with only 13 total yards of offense. Up next for NG is a CL Blue Division game with Conwell-Egan while West Catholic will travel to O’Hara.

Archbishop Ryan 23 Archbishop Carroll 10: The Raiders would win this game with a pretty balanced offensive attack. QB Frankie Mawson 12/15 148 yards & 3 TDs was the difference in this game. Amongst his favorite targets were the trio of Damien Morgan 3/27, Bryce Werner 5/69 and Chris Dalton 3/52. All would also record receiving touchdowns. For Carroll they’d struggle offensively to get a grove going. QB Jay Boyd would throw for 54 yards and a 12-yard touchdown to Hasan Bailey. Rounding out the score for the Patriots was kicker Gavin Wray who boomed a field goal. Ryan will move on to host Bonner-Prendie. Carroll will host Lansdale in a CL Blue Divisional game.

Notes & Special Accomplishments:

*After 5 weeks there currently are only 3 unbeaten teams in District 12. Imhotep & John Bartram will square off where one of those teams will fall from the unbeaten ranks. The other unbeaten team is Kipp DuBois who are 3-0 on the young season.

*Tep HC Devon Johnson is currently 29-5 since taking over for Tep as HC in 2020. A win this week against Bartram would make him the quickest Public League coach to reach 30 wins. His two first full seasons he’s won the Public League title, city championship and advanced to the state finals.

*While not in District 12 we must shout-out the 2 Inter-Ac programs who are both sitting at 4-0. Both Germantown Academy and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy both are 4-0 with one more non league game remaining before the grueling InterAc season begins.


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