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Canevin Takes Down South Side 49-21 to Head to WPIAL Title Game for Second Year in a Row

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| November 19, 2022


By Ethan Spozarski

Bishop Canevin defeated the South Side Rams 49-21 in a dominant fashion on Friday.

The Crusaders only ran 16 offensive snaps, and scored 5 touchdowns.

Bishop Canevin came out hot scoring on their first offensive drive. In fact, it took only two minutes and twenty seven seconds. It was a 51-yard touchdown from quarterback Jason Cross Jr to Lesae Lacks.

South Side was able to have a quick counter. It was a 6-yard touchdown scored by Parker Statler.

From here it looked as if South Side was going to be giving the number one seeded Crusaders a hard fought battle. A 52-yard Xavier Nelson touchdown would separate the two teams, followed by another Crusader score.

Brody Almashy would complete a long pass to Alex Arrigo, which they capitalized with by scoring a 1-yard touchdown scored by Alex Navarra.

A minute and eleven seconds later Marquise Carter takes off for a 51-yard touchdown. With this the Crusaders began to run away with this game and not look back.

The following offensive drive, Cross would take it 74-yards to the house himself on a QB run. The Crusaders on their first five offensive possessions scored 5 touchdowns.

Rams on the ensuing drive fumble the football which was recovered by Bishop Canevin. Crusaders scored again with an Xavier Nelson 81-yard touchdown, which was his second of the night.

This would all occur before halftime. Coming back from the break the mercy rule effect would be in play and once it stops there is no stopping it.

On their opening drive from the half the Rams would score to make it a 28 point game. However, that is all the scoring we had for the rest of the game.

Bishop Canevin put in their second string players, and were able to hold onto the victory.

With this win the Crusaders will be heading back to the North Shore where they will look to defend their title against the Union Scotties who defeated Rochester 18-16. That game is set to kick off at 11 a.m.

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