Philadelphia High School Football
State Playoff Recaps, 2012

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NOTE: All three District 12 teams enjoyed byes in the first round (the weekend immediately following Thanksgiving.)

CLASS AA
Quarterfinal
At Northern Lehigh
  Imhotep 54, Pen Argyl 7: David Williams sped for 200 yards and four TDs on 14 carries, pacing the Panthers to 576 yards
of total offense. The middle six TDs came on rushes. The avalanche began with a 57-yard pass play from Andre Dreuitt-Parks to Brandon Smith and concluded with Najee Goode's 46-yard fumble return.
Semifinal
At Germantown
  Wyomissing 35, Imhotep 13: Both teams entered at 14-0 and the Panthers missed their chance to claim the city record for wins in a season. David Williams turned 22 carries into 140 yards and a 50-yard TD while Deandre Scott, out of a wildcat formation on fourth-and-11, raced 44 yards for a score. The defense could force no three-and-outs. The Panthers finished the season with a 651-108 scoring advantage.

CLASS AAA
Quarterfinal
At Ply.-Whitemarsh
  Wood 35, Interboro 7: As the game began, Jarrett McClenton scooped up a bouncing kickoff and zoomed 81 yards for a TD. Andrew Guckin then rushed 14 times for 134 yards and four TDs by halftime -- 42- and 35-yarders represented one-play drives
-- and the final 24 minutes were played with a running clock. Frosh Tom Garlick passed 7-for-12 for 146 yards.
Semifinal
At Bethlehem Liberty
 
Wood 36, Allentown CC 6: The Vikings put the mercy rule into effect by halftime and three long TDs were part of the fun. Josh Messina (8-102) and Jarrett McClenton rushed for matching 55-yarders and Tom Garlick hit Chris Rahill with a 52-yard pass. Andrew  Guckin added 10 carries for 141 yards and one score.
Final
At HersheyPark Stadium
  Erie Cathedral Prep 24, Wood 14: The Vikings opened the game by storming downfield for a score -- Josh Messina's 32-yard run -- and capped the drive with four consecutive plays that produced first downs. They appeared headed for another TD on drive No. 2, but four penalties in five plays proved to be a killer, the deficit increased to 24-7 by halftime and no miracles would be forthcoming. Messina ran 17 times for 124 yards, caught four passes for 35 and logged a team-high seven tackles. Andrew Guckin turned 30 carries into 178 yards and one TD, his 30th of the season, and he finished five yards short of 2,000 (missed two games).

CLASS AAAA
Quarterfinal
At Northeast
  La Salle 28, Parkland 7: The Explorers' defense turned in an amazing performance, using 11 sacks and six more TFLs to
sentence Parkland to 90 yards in losses. Jon Naji recorded five sacks for 24 yards. Ryan Coonahan notched two apiece of sacks
and TFLs for 22 yards. David Losier likewise racked up 22 yards, thanks to three sacks. Chris Kane passed 9-for-19 for 167
yards and two TDs to Sean Coleman (5-120), who added eight tackles (one TFL). On the game's final play, Dad Poquie stopped
Jarel Elder five yards short of what would have been a 79-yard TD.
Semifinal
At Downingtown West
  Coatesville 42, La Salle 35: Over a 6-minute period spanning the first and second quarters, the Explorers lost stars/spiritual leaders Sean Coleman (WR-DB), Tom Spiteri (DT) and Mike Eife (FB-LB) to injury. Even so, they were able to rally from a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit before a late turnover ended any chance. Chris Kane passed 18-for-40 for 265 yards and a TD to Jordan Meachum while Jimmy Herron (5-95) led the receivers.