Bishop McCort High School







Friday November 5, 2010 - Point Stadium - Johnstown, PA
District 6-A First Round
Bishop McCort 42 (6-4), Moshannon Valley 16 (5-5)

Bishop McCort opened its defense of its District 6-A championship with an impressive 42-16 victory over Moshannon Valley.  The Crushers received the opening kickoff and traveled 55 yards in just six plays with Patrick O'Reilly covering the last two yards.  Jordan Spangler kicked the point after for the 7-0 lead with just 2:10 elapsed.  On Moshannon Valley's first possession, the Black Knights gambled twice on fourth down plays.  The first time, Derek Southern rambled 50 yards to the McCort 10.  However, the next time, the Crushers were able to take over on downs at its two.

On the sixth play of this drive Anthony LaRue carried the ball 68 yards into the endzone for the score with 3:11 left in the first.  After an interception by John Dubovi, McCort struck again on first down when Jesse Cooper hit Christian Leech in the endzone.  Spangler's kick made the score 21-0 at the 2:00 mark.

The Crushers added two more touchdowns in the second period, a ten yard pass from Cooper to Jerqual Wilson and a five yard run by Joe Hrbal which set the halftime score at 35-0 and set up the running clock for the second half.

Midway through the third with the Crushers driving again, Joel Martin stepped in front of a receiver to intercept a pass and ran 93 yards for the Black Knights first TD.  Martin also ran for the two-point conversion.  Sophomore Dustin Belskey scored his first touchdown of the season on a 32 yard run with 3:57 left in the third.  Moshannon Valley closed the scoring early in the fourth with a 3 yard TD run by Dylan Ludwig.

"We did a really nice job up front tonight," said head coach Ken Salem.  "I was especially happy in the first half with Anthony LaRue's intensity.  Zach Varga also did a really nice job.  We bounced back from a tough week last week.  If we work hard and execute up front, I think we have the skill guys to make plays.  We are excited about having another win in our last home game of the year."

"We are also very pleased with our defensive effort.  We were able to run our even front a bit better than we had been.  Nate James and John Dubovi did a really nice job at the inside linebacker position.  Matt Kastelic had a very good game in his first start at outside linebacker.  Our kids got off the ball tonight and we did things aggressively tonight.  We were more fundamentally sound than we were last week."

Salem was asked about the Crushers' next opponent.  "Bellwood-Antis has an outstanding football team and has been playing tough, solid football all season long.  We have to expect a very disciplined, physical team that has a winning tradition.  We've had some great games with them in the last few years and we need to prepare for them to be motivated to play us.  We know that it will be a hostile environment at their field, but they have a great place to play and we know that we have to put our best four quarters together in order to be successful."

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