Public League Football
Playoff Recaps, 2013
Return to TedSilary.com Home Page
At NW Super Site
Imhotep 55, Future 0: The Panthers stormed to 49 first half points while running just eight plays from scrimmage. Two of those scores came on interception returns (by Quadeem Starks and Shaka Toney). This margin of victory is tied for second in city playoff history. Frankford's 56-point win over Roxborough (63-7) holds the top spot.
Prep Charter 40, Roxborough 12: Quadir Strothers ran 13 times for 163 yards and the Huskies' first three TDs. Curan Simmons (7-127) notched the last three on passes from Dian Volo (9-for-16, 187).
At NW Super Site
Imhotep 53, Prep Charter 7: The Panthers’ TDs went to eight guys in one-apiece fashion and the two longest were punt returns – 77 yards for Nyeem Thrones and 60 for Deandre Scott. Andre Dreuitt-Parks passed 6-for-8 for 109 yards and three six-pointers. PC’s Quadir Strothers managed 69 yards on 15 rushes.
Doubleheader at Gratz
Mastery North 20, Overbrook 0: After winning a division title in just their second year of Pub membership, the Pumas held serve as two of Donovan Crabbe’s three completions went for TDs. Armani Fuller-Williams posted a 95-yard rushing TD after catching a bouncing lateral and retreating into the end zone to avoid strong pursuit. Jalil Nichols (two) and Jermaine Norris combined for three interceptions. Overbrook’s Maurice Jarmon ran 16 times for 67 yards.
King 46, Franklin 28: Playing Franklin for the second week in a row, the Cougars avoided a revenge upset as Joseph Walker turned six completions into 170 yards and two TDs to Mark McCray. He also ran for two scores. Tykeem Ford got King started, literally, by returning the opening kickoff for an 84-yard TD. For Franklin, Kevin Caldwell passed 10-for-28 for 134 yards and two TDs while Rafael “Macho” Rodriguez raced 90 yards for a kickoff-return score.
King 32, Mastery North 7: King fell into a 7-0 hole due to Donovan Crabbe's 80-yard connection with Nasirr Mayo, then exploded for all of its 32 points prior to intermission. Joseph Walker was dominant for first-year coach Ed Dunn, racking up 109 rushing yards (12 carries, two TDs) and 166 through the air (6-for-13, TD). Delane Hart (3-106) posted that receiving score along with an interception. Jordan Alexander also made a visit to Pickville while Ishmael Dargan (13-77) matched Walker's two ground scores. Crabbe went 8-for-29 for 182 yards, primarily to Mayo (2-89) and Jermaine Norris (4-58).
Southern 50, Fels 14: The Rams claimed a playoff win for the first time since 1965 (seven losses) and set a city record for the quickest three-TD outburst (32 seconds) by one team: 20-yard run by Qazi Jones, 42-yard fumble return by Michael Riley, 20-yard run by Terrell Miles (after a recovery by Jones). Bryant Hudgins rushed 25 times for a school-record 238 yards and three TDs. Fels' highlight was Jylil Reeder's TD on a 94-yard kickoff return.
Northeast 39, Lincoln 22: Rookie coach Phil Gormley notched his first home win as Asa Manley (19-116; also an interception) and Brian Green ran for two scores apiece. For Lincoln, Devon Thompkins passed 8-for-17 for 156 yards and two TDs to Travon Williams (5-135).
Doubleheader at Northeast
Washington 17, Northeast 13: The overall highlight was Hassan Brockman’s 77-yard score on a kickoff return, then teammate Ken Everage (14-81) won it with an 18-yard rush with 3:18 remaining. Northeast’s Tyler Gormley edged Washington’s Chris Schlegel in field goals, 2-1, and the former’s Natwan Curtis returned a punt 62 yards for a score. On the Vikings' final play, at 0:00, Curtis was targeted by John Diaz on a pass from Washington's 33. Carlito Wright knocked it down at the 4.
Frankford 31, Southern 14: In a game where the Pioneers scored three times on 1-yard runs (two went to QB Marquise Poston), the unchallenged highlight was a 76-yard pick six by Christian Santiago. For Southern, coming off its first postseason win since 1965, Bryant Hudgins turned 18 carries into 106 yards and one TD.
Frankford 30, Washington 3: Damion "Jawsy" Samuels churned for 111 yards and two TDs on 10 carries as the Pioneers claimed a second consecutive title. Quinton Ellis (rush) and Prince Cooper (catch) also scored six-pointers while Ellis and Marquise Poston hustled for interceptions. Chris Schlegel kicked a 25-yard field goal for Washington, which failed to score a TD for the only the second time in coach Ron Cohen's 71 playoff games.
At Northwest Super Site
Imhotep 48, West Catholic 8
In an all-time oddity, four plays with gains totaling 125 yards ended with Imhotep guys being tackled at the 1. Scores followed in short order, however, as the Panthers had no trouble capturing their second consecutive CT under second-year coach Albie Crosby, a former WC assistant. Andre Dreuitt-Parks passed 10-for-15 for 218 yards (No. 3 effort in CT history) and two TDs. He also burrowed for two scores. The long plays ending at the 1: passes of 30 yards to Denniston "DJ" Moore (4-119), 29 to Naseir Upshur and 45 to Moore, and a 21-yard run by Mike Waters. West avoided a shutout with 2:58 left on Antoine McCollum's 6-yard pass to Calil Wortham.
Wood 52, King 8
While storming to their sixth consecutive CT win, the Vikings scored on eight of their nine first-half possessions and owned a 14-0 lead before King ran a play. Jake Cooper (passes from Tom Garlick) and backup rusher Joe Dutkiewicz halved four TDs while Jarrett McClenton turned seven carries into 74 yards and the game’s first TD. Dan McDonald went 7-for-7 on PAT while adding a field goal. For King, Delane Hart made two catches for 87 yards to become the Pub’s first receiver to accumulate 1,000 yards in one season (1,073). On kickoffs, he also made three of King’s four fair catches. QB Joseph Walker ran or passed on 28 of King's 36 plays (77.8 percent), generating 117 of its 129 yards (90.7).
SJ Prep 10, Frankford 7
Between them, Frankford (four) and SJ Prep had played in six of the 10 lowest-scoring CTs in history, so maybe this result should have not have surprised. The Hawks, going without star QB Chris Martin (knee miseries), got a rushing TD from Vince Moffett and Pat Walsh’s field goal while Jake Strain, John Reid and Dillon DeIuliis posted picks. Marquise Poston (101 passing yards) scored on a keeper for Frankford in the third quarter, but two late possessions were unproductive. The Prep’s Olmadie Zaccheaus rushed 16 times for 89 yards.