RB Andre Robinson Leads Bishop McDevitt Over Harrisburg 35-14 – Game Review and Video
Posted August 31, 2013 10:13 pm
#5 Andre Robinson of Bishop McDevitt
Bishop McDevitt came back from a 14-7 deficit to score 28 straight unanswered points in a 35-14 win over Harrisburg in what is the final game between the rivals for the foreseeable future. The game featured a showdown between two national recruits in Bishop McDevitt’s Andre Robinson (class of 2015) and Harrisburg’s Robert Martin (Rutgers commit, class of 2014).
Bishop McDevitt receives the ball first and show no fear by letting quarterback Nick Marsillo get some passes under his belt. After a couple of completions to Andre Robinson (RB, 2016) and Kobay White (WR,2017), the Crusaders let their running game do the rest. Rutgers recruit Robert Martin of Harrisburg lays a big hit on a McDevitt running back.
A few plays later, Robinson scores on a 17-yard touchdown run to put the Crusaders up 7-0.
Harrisburg strikes fast on it’s first possession. Running Back Darian Davis-Ray makes an incredible play and takes it 65 yards for a touchdown to tie up the game.
The Crusaders would go three and out on their next possession. Harrisburg would enter the McDevitt red-zone after a 29-yard run by Robert Martin. A few players later, Martin would take it in to the end-zone on a 3-yard touchdown run to help put Harrisburg up 14-7.
END OF FIRST QUARTER SCORE – HARRISBURG 14 BISHOP MCDEVITT 7
Bishop McDevitt would start the second half with the football on the Harrisburg 40-yard line. McDevitt’s Marsillo was able to complete a few passes on the drive, including two to senior wideout Austin Anderson. Running Back Andre Robinson would later break loose on a 28-yard touchdown run. McDevitt would miss the extra point, so Harrisburg still lead the game at 14-13.
Bishop McDevitt would force Harrisburg to punt on their next drive as the Cougars could not get their running game going. After a few more short passes, Marsillo finally tests the Harrisburg secondary by going deep. He ends up hitting sophomore wideout Bryce Hall for a 27-yard touchdown pass and puts the Crusaders up 19-14. At this point, the Crusaders had missed two extra points.
END OF SECOND QUARTER 19-14
Harrisburg received the ball and would enter into McDevitt’s territory after a 34-yard run by Darian Davis-Ray. That would be Davis-Ray’s last play of the game as he ended up being injured on the play. Robert Martin would be injured on the very next play as he injured his knee while trying to make a cut. Martin would later inform everybody on twitter that he has either a knee sprain or knee bruise and that it’s not a serious injury. He ended up fumbling the ball on that play and McDevitt would recover it in their territory.
After churning out several yards on two carries, Robinson would once again break through the Harrisburg defense for another touchdown run of 36 yards to put McDevitt up 26-14.
Harrisburg had been plagued by bad snaps all day and on their next possession, it would prove costly. After another bad snap, Bishop McDevitt’s Steve Marrazzo recovered the fumble on Harrisburg’s 6-yard line.
Harrisburg was able to make a goal-line stand, but they still ended up backed up against their own end zone. McDevitt linebacker Jake Phillips would end up sacking Harrisburg’s quarterback for a safety, making it a 28-14 game in the fourth quarter.
END OF THIRD QUARTER SCORE : BISHOP MCDEVITT 28 HARRISBURG 14.
McDevitt’s final scoring drive was keyed by a couple of long runs by Rashard Lawson, including this 32-yard jaunt down the sideline.
Andre Robinson would punch it in a few plays later for a 2-yard touchdown run. It would be his fourth touchdown of the day.
FINAL SCORE: Bishop McDevitt 35 Harrisburg 14
CLEEZY’S FINAL THOUGHTS
It’s a terrible shame that these two programs won’t be playing each other for the foreseeable future. Andre Robinson made a statement today with 18 carries for 129 yards and four rushing touchdowns. McDevitt quarterback Nick Marsillo got his career off to a great start by throwing for 171 yards and one touchdown off of 15 for 19 passing. Robert Martin was having a great day on both sides of the ball before his injury. The Cougars will probably address the issues they had snapping the ball this week as it cost them some great field position today while the game was still in reach. I thought Brandon Stanback of Bishop McDevitt had a pretty good day defensively as he came up a few times and made some stops in the run game. Harrisburg only attempted two passes during the entire game.
Andre Robinson currently holds offers from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, and Rutgers.
Harrisburg’s next opponent: Wilson (West Lawn)
Bishop McDevitt’s next opponent: Central Dauphin