Peabody won their last game as a school on Saturday at Cupples Stadium by upsetting Brashear, 34-24.
“I am really proud of the efforts of these kids,” Peabody head coach Leonard Carter said. “Despite the things that are going on all around us and despite the fact that this is our last game, they never gave up.”
Junior quaterback Donte Forte completed 12 of 20 passes for 232 yards with two touchdowns and he ran one in from 65-yards away. Peabody’s Jalen Coleman had two touchdown runs of 76 and 62 yards, respectively. He finished with five rushes for 136 yards.
Brashear’s only scores came on defense. Torry Walker opened the scoring with a 10-yard return on a blocked punt for a touchdown in the first quarter. Then, he took a 16-yard fumble recovery into the end zone right before halftime.
After that, it was all Peabody to close the book on their history as a team.
“If you commit turnovers like we did you’re, obviously, not going to win the game,” said Brashear coach Rick Murphy. “If we don’t win next week then we’re out of the playoffs. I give (Peabody) credit, they played well. But if we play like we did today, there’s no way that we’re going to make it.”
Oliver 28, Carrick 20
The Bears kept their hopes alive to be the AA representatives in the PIAA playoffs by winning a close one over Carrick. Rasheed McKamey had one of the better individual offensive showings of the week as he rushed for two touchdowns and passed for one.
Oliver’s Trevon Kendrick opened the scoring with a 21-yard interception return. Then, Tyree Mathis scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter. Shakeem Cox found Joquet Foster for an 11-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Finally, from five yards away, Cox scored in the fourth quarter to give the game its final count.
Allderdice 26, Langley 0
Allderdice put Langley in jeopardy of not being the AA representative in the state playoff with this blowout win on Friday. Patrick Ferguson lead the way for the Dragons as he rushed for 118 yards on 13 carries. Langley turned the ball over four times in the game.
Perry 40, Westinghouse 6
Perry continues to be red-hot as they rolled past Westinghouse to remain unbeaten in the City League. Greg McGhee completed 9 of 17 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. One of those scores went to fellow senior Devin Ghafoor from 51 yards away for Perry’s first score. Perry’s sophomore Chinelo Oparanozie also contributed with touchdown runs of 3 and 9 yards.
Schenley enjoyed a bye-week and are preparing for a showdown with top-ranked Perry on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans began the year 1-3 as the defending league champs. Since, they’ve gone 4-0 and have settled into sole possession of second place, ahead of Allderdice, in the City League.
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