Allderdice has made vast improvements this season, but with the kind of season Perry is having this year, their fortunes ran out Friday night. They were the victims of a 40-0 blowout by the Commodores at Cupples Stadium.
|TO THE HOUSE—Perry’s Chinelo Oparanozie rushed for three touchdowns in Perry’s 40-0 demolition of Westinghouse. (Photo by William McBride)
“Our theme is to go one rung at a time,” Perry’s coach Bill Gallagher said. “We had a good week in practice. The kids were focused. We worked on some of the things that we were having problems with like penalties—offsides and stuff.”
Greg McGhee led his troops with another fabulous game in which he completed 11 of 18 passes for 197 yards and an interception. He also threw two touchdowns to Eric Frye for 11 and 39 yards.
“It felt great,” McGhee explained. “We wanted to come out here and show that we’re really number one in the city.”
Perry’s sophomore running back Chinelo Oparanozie scored on rushes of 19 and 13 yards.
Allderdice’s Mike Pfleger only completed one of six passes for eight yards. His favorite target, Dominic Gardner, was carried off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter. Head coach Jerry Hazlett described it as “complications with the neck and spinal area.”
“They beat us up,” Haslett said. “They did whatever they wanted to us. It’s not that difficult to describe. We didn’t do what we needed to do on many of those plays. Yes, it obviously hurt us to lose (Gardner) but we had a mistake made by somebody on every single play.”
Allderdice’s Patrick Ferguson came into the game as the league’s leading rusher but was held to 16 rushes for a season-low 32 yards.
Schenley 16, Peabody 12
DeAndre Black was Schenley’s hero. He scored on 79-yard pass from Calvin Beck to bring the Spartans back from four down to knock off Peabody, 16-12, on Saturday at Cupples Stadium.
“Ultimately, we played as a team.” Black said. “When I had to go out because of cramps, the younger guys stepped up. I wanted to be a role model for them.”
The Highlanders didn’t make it easy for Schenley to put the game away. They drove the ball nearly 80 yards to almost stun the Spartans in their final drive.
“We almost shocked them,” Peabody’s coach Leonard Carter said. “But we made many mistakes throughout the game. I’m very proud of the efforts of the players. We took it down to the wire.”
Black finished with six catches for 102 yards. Beck completed 13 of 28 passes for 191 yards and an interception. Rennie Holoman had the other score for Schenley, on a 10-yard reception in the third quarter. Schenley’s defense also recorded a safety in the first half.
Peabody’s Jaylen Coleman scored from seven yards out in the first quarter. Also, Donte Forte hooked up with Jamaal Know for an 18-yard score in the second quarter.
Langley 30, Westinghouse 8
The Westinghouse Bulldogs hung in there and were only losing 14-8 at halftime. But an offensive explosion from Langley in the second half prevented them from picking up their first win of the season. Jaquan Green led Langley by completing 10 of 18 passes for 179 yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Westinghouse’s Charles “Truck” Williams scored the Bulldogs only touchdown.
Brashear 25, Carrick 12
Despite a nice individual showing from Carrick’s Henry Myers, Brashear was able to pick up the win. He finished 14 for 22 passing for 239 yards with two touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Adam Lynch led Brashear with four of eight passing for 142 yards and two touchdowns.