Game of the Week: North Catholic defeats Elizabeth Forward

By | October 10, 2019


WEEK. GUY: HOMECOMING FOR NORTH
CATHOLIC COINCIDED WITH ONE OF
THEIR BIGGEST GAMES OF THE YEAR
AGAINST ELIZABETH FORWARD. LAST YEAR, THESE TEAMS PLU GARY
FINISHED IN A TIE FOR FIRST
PLACE ATOP THE BIG EAST
CONFERENCE IN AAA FOOTBALL. TONIGHT’S GAME SHOULD GO A LONG
WAY TO BREAKING THAT LOGJAM THIS
YEAR. ONE OF THE BIGGEST PLAYS THAT
SET OFF MUCH OF THE FIRST HALF
CAME WHEN NICK MAYOR MOVED A 31
YARDER OVER THE HEAD OF SAC BOYD
IN THE FIRST QUARTER. ALL THE WAY TO THE ELIZABETH
FORWARD SIX. THE TROJANS ENJOYED GREAT FIELD
POSITION. THEIR FIRST FOUR DRIVES STARTED
AT THE WARRIORS 49. THEY ONLY TOOK ADVANTAGE ONCE. A 42 YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS, THE
EXTRA POINT WAS BLOCKED AND IT
WAS 6-0 AFTER A QUARTER. THERE WERE PLENTY OF PENALTIES
IN THE HALF. NONE MORE COSTLY THAN ON THIS
PLAY. HE RETURNS AT 102 YARDS FOR A
TOUCHDOWN. AN ILLEGAL BLOCK BROUGHT IT BACK
TO 26. ELIZABETH FORWARD GAINED NOTHING
ON THREE PLAYS. ON FOURTH AND 10, BOTH TEAMS
WOULD TURN IT OVER IN THE FINAL
MINUTE OF THE HALF. IT WAS 6-0 NORTH CATHOLIC AT THE
BREAK. THE SAME SCORE — AS HALFTIME
LAST YEAR. ROCCO COMPLETED AN 80 YAR DRIVE
WITH A NINE YARD TOUCHDOWN TOSS. THE TWO-POINT CONVERSI FAILED
AND IT WAS 12-0. IT LOOKED LIKE THE TROJANS WERE
IN CONTROL. ONE PLAY CHANGE THAT. 87 YARD TOUCHDOW PASS TO EVAN
LEWIS. ANDREA SMITH SMITH WOULD ADD THE
EXTRA POINT. IT’S 12-7 INTO THE FOURTH
QUARTER. BOTH TEAMS WERE STOPPED IN THE
RED ZONE ON FOURTH AND ONE IN
THE FOURTH.>>I WAS ON THE SIDELINES AFTER
THEY SCORED YOUR TOUCHDOWN. YOU WERE VISIBLY UPSET. YOU GATHERED YOURSELF AND CAME
UP WITH A GAME-WINNING
INTERCEPTION. WHAT HAPPENED?>>MY TEAM PICKED ME UP AFTER
THAT. I WAS REALLY DOWN ON MYSELF. THE TEAM HELPED ME OUT. THEY TALKED ME UP AND I WENT
BACK UP THERE TO DO MY THING.>>THERE’S ALWAYS ONE OR TWO
GAMES A YEAR. YOUR DEFENSE HAS TO WIN IT FOR
THE TEAM. THAT’S WHAT OUR DEFENSE DID
TONIGHT. COURTS POWERS — THE COACH DID A
PHENOMENAL JOB. GU NORTH CATHOLIC IS IN THE
DRIVER SEAT NOW. ELIZABETH FORWARD STROLL —
STILL IN THE DRIVERS THE –
DRIVER’S SEAT FOR THE PLAYOFF.

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