Eastern PA Scrimmage Notes From This Past Weekend
Posted August 19, 2013 11:40 pm
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Preps.com had a chance to view several scrimmages over the weekend in Eastern Pennsylvania. Below are some thoughts about what I was able to view.
Susquehanna Township vs. Harrisburg
The scrimmage was more entertaining than the 3-3 score would indicate. There was a lot of hard-hitting to go along with several storylines that have developed for each team. The Harrisburg Cougars will have a potent running game with Robert Martin (Rutgers commit) and the underrated Darian Davis-Ray in the backfield. The Cougars lost a lot of players from their offensive line last year but the young linemen showed some promise and enabled Martin to break for several 8-12 yard gains during the first two series with the first team. Susquehanna Township has a quarterback competition going on and will probably rely on their defense during the early portion of the season. Both teams boast one of the best secondaries that you will come across in Eastern Pennsylvania. Harrisburg quarterback Micale Carter had several nice runs after scrambling as well.
Trinity vs. Dallastown
Truth be told, Dallastown was dominating this scrimmage until Trinity’s Logan McNally got a pick-six to wake up the Shamrocks. Dallastown’s read-option was a big problem for Trinity and Dallastown was able to move the ball a little bit and score a couple of touchdowns. After McNally’s interception, Trinity quarterback Mike Boguski was able to get some things going and was able to hit wide receiver Brandon Kuntz for the first of his two touchdown receptions on the night. Kuntz was also able to snag in an interception as well.
Imhotep’s Impressive Trio of Juniors
Andre Drueitt-Park (Quarterback), Nasir Bonner (Running Back) and D.J. Moore (Wide Receiver) all stood out offensively during their scrimmage against St. Joe’s Prep. Bonner, already with scholarship offers from Wisconsin and West Virginia, displayed some of the ability that has colleges wanting to keep a close eye on him this season. Bonner showed his natural vision and speed on a few runs during the scrimmage. There was one run where he looked like he would be tackled by a defender, but he gave the kid a stutter-step and raced for another 50-60 yards down the sideline. Don’t be surprised if Drueitt-Park puts up more passing yards this season. D.J. Moore (offer from Temple) hauled in two touchdown passes during the scrimmage.
Cardinal O’Hara Has Weapons Galore
The addition of J.T. Blyden (6’0″, 200 lbs, UMass commit) to an already potent Cardinal O’Hara attack puts the Lions up there as one of the best teams in the state. Will they overtake Archbishop Wood for the AAA crown in Philly? Only time will tell. Quarterback Dashawn Darden looked sharp against Chichester while Blyden ran wild for three rushing touchdowns. He also had a pass reception for a touchdown. Cardinal O’Hara didn’t show much, but you can’t forget that they also have Thadd Smith (Boston College commit) and Lamont Veal in the offensive mix.