The Saints took the field on Friday night with hopes of punching their ticket to the District 3 championship game at Herseypark Stadium. Standing in Berks Catholic’s way was a strong 10-1 Bermudian Springs squad.
The Saints set the tone early when Chris Warren galloped 67 yards for a touchdown on the second play from scrimmage giving the Saints an early 7-0 lead. After a short Bermudian Springs drive stalled, the Saints took over deep in their own zone. QB Matt Kase connected with junior running back Pop Lacey on an 82 yard touchdown pass to put the Saints up 14-0.
Before the end of the first quarter, the Saints surrendered a touchdown on a 23 yard pass to Ryan Markle cutting the Saints lead to 14-7.
Chris Warren added a second touchdown during the second quarter on a 2 yard run giving the Saints a 21-7 lead which they held at the half.
The Eagles got the ball to start the second half, but it didn’t take long for the Saints to take the ball back. Cooper Kutz intercepted a pass and took it 39 yards for a touchdown. Kutz’s pick 6 put the Saints up 28-7.
Kutz would later catch a touchdown pass from Patrick Causa to put the Saints up 35-7.
After surrendering another passing touchdown, Chris Warren would put the game away for the Saints on a 43 yard touchdown run, giving the Saints a 42-14 victory over Bermudian Springs.
The Saints players celebrated with Hershey Kisses on the sideline, signifying that they were on their way to a District championship game.
Chris Warren, a senior leader, who had 13 carries for 156 yards and 3 touchdowns said that he wanted this game bad and that the goal next week is simple “just win”.
Cooper Kutz, who intercepted two passes and also caught a touchdown, said that the balance on offense and defense was the key to the Saints win Friday as well as every game this season.
Coach Keeley who was very excited after the game, gave credit to all of his backs. “Chris, Pop, Cooper, Marcus, and Todd all do such a great job. We would not be here without them.”, said Keeley.
The Saints (12-0) will face Littlestown (12-0) at Hersheypark Stadium next Saturday.