Philadelphia High School
State Playoff Recaps, 2014
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Round of 16
At South Phila. Super Site
Neumann-Goretti 32, Springfield Montco 7: Khalil Roane (17-146) and Miles Brewer (only carries) rushed for two TDs apiece and Ray Lenhart hit Michael DiFrancesco for a score.
At Northern Lehigh HS, Slatington
Dunmore 30, Neumann-Goretti 18: The Saints faced a three-score deficit (at 23-6) with 11:37 remaining, but stormed within 23-18 and got the ball back at 2:20. They would have needed to cover 89 yards with no timeouts. A first-play turnover ended the drama. Ray Lenhart passed for one TD and 191 yards, finalizing his career total at 4,076. Aamir Brown made five catches for 129 yards and a 77-yard TD.
Wood 44, Great Valley 7: The Vikings frolicked en route to winning an eighth consecutive quarterfinal, thanks mostly to the rushing of Jarrett McClenton (13-173, three TDs) and Alex Arcangeli (9-79, one). McClenton added a fourth score on a 51-yard punt return.
Wood 63, Somerset 20: In rainy conditions, the Vikings attempted just two (incomplete) passes while rolling to 521 rushing yards. Jarrett McClenton (13-230) and Alex Arcangeli (10-140) ran for three TDs apiece and Shawn Thompson repped the subs with two. Dan McDonald hammered the first seven PAT before yielding to Dan Zanine. McClenton's three scores gave him 114 points over the last five games.
Wood 33, Central Valley 14: Jarrett McClenton scampered for 233 yards and four TDs on 26 carries as the Vikings seized their second straight title and third in four years. The win was No. 98 for coach Steve Devlin (in just 115 games). McClenton claimed the city record for rushing TDs in a season (37) and tied the overall mark (42) while finalizing his career rushing numbers at 4,539/73. Overall, he accumulated 506 points. In Wood's six postseason games in 2014, he scored four TDs in five and three in the other while racking up 140 points. Alex Arcangeli added 131 yards on 16 rushes and a 7-yard TD on his final carry lifted his season total to 1,004. Devon Cobb paced the defense with 1.5 sacks, two other TFL and a fumble recovery.
At Bethlehem Liberty
St. Joseph's Prep 34, Parkland 30: Jack Clements accounted for five TDs, passing 11-for-20 for 266 yards and four while adding a fifth on a 4-yard run. The top receivers were D'Andre Swift (5-107, one) and Olamide Zaccheaus (3-125, two) and a 50-yard connection with Swift enabled the Hawks to overcome a 30-27 deficit.
St. Joseph's Prep 37, Pennsbury 7: The rain-soaked Hawks claimed the largest win in AAAA East finals history, eclipsing La Salle's 28-point triumph over Ridley in 2009, as D'Andre Swift ran for two TDs and Benny Walls posted the longest, a 73-yarder. Fumble recoveries by Justin Montague, Nick Vandevere and Zachary Goss set up the first three scores. Montague, on a slotback speed sweep, turned his first carry of the season into the Hawks' fourth TD. Their last points, making the score 37-0, came on Nick Bill's 29-yard field goal, his first of the season.
At Hersheypark Stadium
St. Joseph's Prep 49, Pine-Richland 41: Thirteen hundred and 29 all-purpose yards later, defense finally prevailed as Olamide Zaccheaus made a leaping, end-zone interception at 0:00, thus handing the Hawks their second consecutive crown. D'Andre Swift ran 22 times for 220 yards and three TDs and added a fourth score on a pass from Jack Clements (9-for-16, 217, three). Zaccheaus, who also rushed for a TD, turned three catches into 123 yards. Nick Vandevere mixed an interception with 14 tackles and Jake Strain had nine stops. P-R won the all-purpose and scrimmage battles, 731-598 and 591-547, and Ben DiNucci passed 33-for-47 for 385 yards and four scores.