Once again, Greg McGhee and his receivers controlled the momentum in this one.
McGhee completed 11 of 15 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Eric Frye caught seven of those for 130 yards. They also connected on scores from 9 and 56 yards in the game. Devin Ghafoor brought in five passes for 109 yards; including a 58-yard score in the first half.
|BIG WIN—Perry quarterback Greg McGhee completed 11 of 15 passes for 225 yards and threw for three touchdowns in the Commodore’s 35-0 win over North Side rival Oliver. (Photo by William McBride)
Perry’s defense also held Oliver to 60 yards total offense, including -30 on the ground.
“As a team, we played well,” said McGhee. “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, and we did what we could to prepare ourselves during the week. We studied film and worked hard in practice and we were rewarded with a win.”
Langley 21, Schenley 18
Langley posted a key victory when they knocked off Schenley, 21-18, at Cupples Stadium on Saturday.
Austin Turner scored on a 30-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Jaquan Green with 3:27 left in the game to win it for Langley.
“It felt good,” said Turner. “I went on the fade route, and (Green) saw me in the end zone. I jumped over (the defender) and got it, that simple.”
Langley’s Deyshawn Martin returned the opening kickoff 87 yards for a score.
Later on the quarter, with 6:15 left, Myles Catlin took a 4-yard run into the end zone to even things up at six.
“There were points in the game where we could’ve been more effective,” Langley coach Kenny Wright said. “But I am happy with the progress that this team is making.”
Joey Bell scored on a 23-yard touchdown run with 3:26 in the first quarter.
Later, Schenley’s DeAndre Black returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown. And with 5:02 left in the third quarter, Andre Reed put the Spartans ahead, 18-13, with a 3-yard TD run. But in the fourth quarter their 16 penalties for 113 yards would be problematic for Schenley to close out the game.
“We don’t yet understand that there are four quarters in a football game,” Schenley coach Jason Bell said. “That is the reason that we gave them good opportunities to make plays and eventually beat us.”
Langley went winless in 2009. They’re looking to improve to the point that they were 2008 when they made the post-season with a .500 conference record.
“We’re pleased with some of the changes that we were able to make over the past year,” Wright said. “I think we’re ready to get back to winning again.”
Allderdice continued to improve on its struggles in recent years by added another one to the win column by defeating the Highlanders.
Patrick Ferguson rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Pfleger and Jaylen Wilkins also scored on runs of 7 and 6 yards.
The Dragons remained undefeated with the win, and Peabody stayed winless.
Brashear also defeated Westinghouse, 41-6, Thursday night.
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