Berks Catholic entered Friday’s contest at Hamburg as the last undefeated team in the Berks Football League. The Saints looked to keep the ball rolling against a strong Hawks team.
The Hawks welcomed Joseph Raffensperger back to their lineup on Friday. Raffensperger rushed for over 1000 yards last season, but had yet to play in 2013.
The Saints have seen contributions from a number of different offensive players this season. Tonight, it was freshman RB Marcus Wilson’s time to shine. Wilson carried 8 times for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Marcus Wilson got the Saints on the board in the first quarter with an 11 yard touchdown scamper. Chris Warren, who is the king of big plays for the Saints, added a 7 yard score to put Berks Catholic up 14-0 before the first quarter ended.
However, the Hawks answered back with Raffensperger scoring on a 13 yard touchdown run, cutting the lead to 14-7.
Cooper Kutz would add a touchdown before the half to give the Saints a 20-7 halftime lead.
Berks Catholic once again turned to their newfound freshman ball carrier, Marcus Wilson, who scored a 50 yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter, putting the Saints up 27-7.
Hamburg would add a touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 3 yard run from their top offensive weapon Cody Miller. The Hawks cut the lead to 27-13, but that was as close as they would get. The Saints answered again with a 19 yard touchdown pass from Matt Kase to tight end Pietro Gaspari making it 34-13, which would be the final score.
Though he did not reach the endzone, junior running back Pop Lacey carried 12 times for 98 yards to lead the Saints, while Todd Reedy carried 9 times for 72 yards. Gaspari, who had the Saints only receiving touchdown, caught 2 passes for 43 yards. Michael Gokay also added a 39 yard catch.
Raffensperger finished with 21 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown, while Cody Miller finished with a total of 87 offensive yards (52 rushing, 35 receiving). QB Joey Cominsky completed 9 of 14 passes for 92 yards.
The Saints (3-0, 7-0) will host Fleetwood (2-1, 4-3) next Friday, while the Hawks (1-3, 4-3) will travel to Wyomissing (3-0, 4-3) for a Saturday matchup.