It’s Week 3, and that means it’s time to start looking at which teams are real and which can turn around a rocky start to the season.
This week sees several of our Courier Times/Intell teams square off, including multiple big matchups between teams trying to start the season 3-0. And of course, several teams hope to right the ship and avoid an 0-3 start.
Friday night rewind:Week 2 Football Scores, Stats and Recaps in Bucks and Montco County
Check back here all weekend for final scores, stats, game recaps, photos and video highlights. Then, starting Monday at 5 pm, cast your vote for Soccer Player of the Week.
Who was voted Week 2’s ‘Soccer Player of the Week’?
George School’s Braydon Bonfig was named Courier Times/Intell Football Player of the Week after an impressive performance in Week 2. Bonfig, a freshman, rushed for 148 yards on 10 carries, scored a TD and had an INT on defense in the Cougars Win 42-0 against Morrisville! Braydon received 42% of the votes.
In another close poll, Pennsbury’s G Mulbah finished second with 31% of the vote, with Bristol’s Brandon Anthony a close third.
Pennsbury 41, South Rock Council 6
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Offense was no problem for Pennsbury on Friday night. The Falcons produced nearly 300 yards behind nightly greats Galamama Mulbuh and Nathan Beighley in a 41-6 win over Council Rock South at Truman High School.
Mulbuh rushed for 103 yards and scored on a pair of 1-yard touchdown dives, while Beighley rushed for 78 yards, 73 of which came on a long touchdown run after a stop by the Falcons’ defense. Falcons quarterback Shane McGurrin also completed both of his passes for 54 yards and a pair of touchdowns, one to CJ Wisor and the other to Jayce Secorda.
CR South struck first on Chase Ennis’ opening drive touchdown pass to Jake Zarnowsky, but Mulbuh responded moments later with a 53-yard run to set up his first touchdown. On CR South’s next play, the Golden Hawks were intercepted by Chris Karamis, who returned it 19 yards for a second Falcons touchdown. The issue was never in doubt after that, as the Falcons improved to 2-1 on the year while the Golden Hawks dropped to 1-2.
Malvern School 21, Archbishop Wood 3
Archbishop Wood opened the season two weeks later than everyone else, but he played like he hadn’t missed a beat. The Vikings took an early 3-0 lead at Malvern Prep but ultimately fell to the mighty Friars, 21-3, at William Tennent.
Senior Malachi Generette led Wood (0-1) with 71 rushing yards on 12 carries and intercepted a pass from Skyler Smith. The Vikings outscored Malvern, 154-102, but the Friars outscored the Vikings, 178-22.
Central Bucks East 31, Souderton 13
Ethan Shine wowed the crowd at Central Bucks East with his four-touchdown, 258-yard rushing performance to lead the Patriots to a 30-13 victory over Souderton on Friday night in the first night football game at CB East. Jack Corrigan added a field goal for the winners. The game was a battle between undefeated teams, as both squads entered the game 2-0.
Souderton quarterback Jared Zimmerman found Shaun Purvy for a 39-yard touchdown pass and Ty Quintois kicked two field goals to account for the Indians’ score. Chris Kerns rushed for 44 yards for Big Red.
Pennridge 35, Bensalem 0
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Brennan Fisher rushed 13 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to help Pennridge record its first win of the season with a 35-0 victory against Bensalem in a non-conference football game.
Tyler Wetzel also ran for a touchdown for the Rams (1-2), while quarterback Pat Burdick found Nate Mossbrook for a 44-yard touchdown pass.
Central Bucks West 56, Quakertown 14
Ganz Cooper threw three first-half touchdown passes to Connor McFadden to help host Central Bucks West beat Quakertown 56-14 in a game played under the mercy rule in the second half.
The victory was the first of the season for the Bucks in three starts. Quakertown is now 1-2.
Central Bucks South 56, Council Rock North 7
The Titans rushed for 223 yards and six different running backs (Sebastian Pacchione, Liam Goss, Will Ratcliffe, Jack Carver, Corey Moore and John Henson) scored at least one touchdown in a convincing victory against Council Rock North.
Pacchione rushed for a team-high 62 yards on five carries and a touchdown in the second quarter, while Owen Wheeler caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brett Szarko for South’s first touchdown, and later in the fourth, he had an interception on defense. to foil a possible Council Rock North scoring drive. CB Sur improved to 3-0, while CR Norte falls to 1-2 after winning their first game.
Palisades 47, Palmerton 40
Of Steven Lilly’s five touchdowns, three came in the crucial fourth quarter of a shootout between the Palisades and Palmerton. Lilly had a pair of rushing touchdowns in the first quarter and another to start the quarter. Then, with the Pirates down a score, Lilly caught a six-yard TD reception from Kai Stiansen to tie the game. Lilly then ran one from 11 yards to put the Pirates on top. Lilly finished with 161 rushing yards, while Kyle Kirsch had 100 rushing.
Lilly also had an interception on defense, while Sheadon Carr and Galen Limantour each had a sack. The Pirates improved to 2-1 after losing their first game of the season.
Upper Merion 21, William Tennent 14
The Panthers pulled off a fourth quarter comeback but ran out of time to finish the job against Upper Merion. With five minutes left, Timothy Lawson III had an eight-yard rushing touchdown, and the Panthers recovered on the ensuing onside kick. Lawson III then threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Liam Gibson to close in on an Upper Merion touchdown.
Upper Dublin 32, North Penn 28
The matchup between North Penn and the No. 2-ranked 5A team in the state lived up to its hype. For Upper Dublin, the ending will undoubtedly be a classic. Unfortunately for the Knights, that ending involved an unlikely Cardinals touchdown to take the lead and win.
With less than 30 seconds remaining, Colin O’Sullivan hit Griffin Pensabene with a 25-yard touchdown run to give the Cardinals the lead. Amir Major led the Knights with 122 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Michai Cuffie and Dave Dawes also had rushing touchdowns. Jay Ford-King returned a fumble recovery 100 yards on a thrilling third-quarter play for the Knights. North Penn fell to 1-2.
Abington 49, Harry S Truman 7
Anthony Pronsati threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as the Ghosts quickly responded from a 7-0 deficit to outscout Truman 49-0 the rest of the way. The Ghosts improved to 2-1 while Truman fell to 1-2.
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Bishop McDevitt 56, LaSalle 7
Rookie quarterback Gavin Sidwar threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Nole Henry, but that was all the Explorers could do against Harrisburg-area Bishop McDevitt, a team that played in the PIAA 4A state championship game last night. last season. La Salle fell to 1-2 after his thrilling comeback win against North Penn in Week 1.
Downingtown West 30, Neshaminy 7
Neshaminy experienced his first setback of the season with a lopsided loss to a very strong Downingtown West. Despite facing a tough defense, Markus Barnett rushed for 92 yards and scored Neshaminy’s only touchdown. Neshaminy (2-1) faces North Penn (1-2) next Friday.
Springfield Township. 21, Hatboro-Horsham 6
New Church Academy 40, Morrisville 14
Interboro 37, Upper Moreland 7
Lower Moreland 20, Jenkintown 14
*Bristol 2, George School 0
*Bristol was awarded the victory due to the loss of the George School.
SaturdayThe Hill School at Germantown Academy 1:30 p.m.
Moore Catholic vs. Conwell-Egan 2 p.m. (at Harry S. Truman)
New Hope-Solebury vs. Lansdale Catholic 6 p.m. (at Wissahickon)