Friday Night Lights: Week 2

Harry S. Truman fell to Upper Dublin, Pennsbury took down Frankford, and Brsitol won by forfeit in just some of the Week 2 varsity football action around the area.

Bensalem edged out Pennridge in overtime, Neshaminy rolled over Hatsboro-Horsham, and Bristol High received a forfeit victory when Calvary Christian was unable to field a team as Friday Night Lights closed out week two across the area.

Here’s a look at some of the highlighted games:

Bensalem 24; Pennridge 21

Bensalem struck first in the opening stanza to take a 7-0 lead, but Pennridge scored 21 points in the final three quarters of regulation to send the game into overtime.

Bensalem kicker Alec Rosenfield banged home the game-winner in extra time from 17-yards out to seal the Owls win, their first of the season.

Donnie Reed contributed for 211 yards receiving, and opened the game’s scoring on the first play from scrimmage with a 89-yard catch and run from quarterback Kevin Hopkins. Reed also scored on plays from 24 and 36 yards in the second half.

Offensively, the Owls only rushed for 50 yards, while Pennridge rumbled for 297 on the ground with Mike Class accounting for 220 and all three Rams’ touchdowns.

Bensalem will host Archbishop Ryan this Friday; Pennridge will travel to Council Rock South.

Score By Quarter…

Owls 7 0 7 7 3 – 24

Rams 0 7 7 7  0 – 21

Neshaminy 45; Hatboro-Horsham 0

The Redskins rolled to an easy 45 point victory, posting their second shutout in as many weeks.

Neshaminy’s offense racked up 424 yards, and held the Hatters to just 52 through 48 minutes of play.

Neshaminy wideout, Justin Andrews caught two passes for 83 yards and crossed the goalline once.

Neshaminy will host Souderton this Friday.

Score By Quarters…

Redskins 13 20 0 12 – 45

Hatters 0 0 0 0 – 0

Upper Dublin 28; Harry S. Truman 7

A big second quarter resulted in 28 points for Upper Dublin as they cruised to the 28-7 win over the host Tigers.

Reed Rapine opened the big second stanza scoring for the Flying Cardinals when he caught a pass from quarterback John Derr and found the endzone from 15 yards out. Rapine also recovered a fumble for a touchdown, and Brad Shildkrout was on the receiving end of a 17 yard scoring strike.

Truman’s lone score came in the fourth w=quarter when Manny Fisher rumbled into the endzone from 1-yard out.

Upper Dublin next play on Sept. 21 vs. Wissahickon; Truman will host New Hope-Solebury this Friday.

Score By Quarters…

UD 0 28 0 0 – 28

HST 0 0 0 7 – 7

Upper Moreland 10; Quakertown 0

Upper Moreland scored a touchdown in the first quarter, and converted the two-point play, and recorded a safety in the final stanza to come out with a 10-0 victory Quakertown.

Upper Moreland amassed 234 yards of total offense, while allowing just 82.

Robert Knox rushed for 127 yards to pace the ground game for Upper Moreland.

Score By Quarters…

UM 8 0 0 2 – 10

QT 0 0 0 0 – 0

Scores Around the Area

Council Rock North 21; Central Bucks South 58

New Hope 21; Morrisville 14

Pennsbury 34; Frankford 23

Central Bucks West 28; William Tennent 20

Lansdale Catholic 38; Upper Merion 14


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