The District 3 AA Championship will stay in Berks County for at least another year after Berks Catholic routed Littlestown 42-0.
The Saints did not take very long to get on the board as Pop Lacey took a handoff 17 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, putting the Saints ahead 7-0.
In a 21 point second quarter, the Saints got touchdowns on a 5 yard Marcus Wilson run, a 23 yard touchdown pass from Matt Kase to Cooper Kutz, and lastly an 89 yard run by Chris Warren. The Saints led 28-0 at the half.
In the second half, the Saints scored two more times on a 24 yard Chris Warren run and a 70 yard Pop Lacey run.
Maybe more impressive than the Saints 42 points on offense was their defensive effort. The Saints registered 3 interceptions, a forced fumble, and 6 sacks. Cooper Kutz, Pop Lacey and Will Budock intercepted passes, while Chris Warren recovered the fumble. Eric Fellin, Pop Lacey, Will Mancuso, Kobe Foy, and Blake Lutz (2) all registered sacks.
The celebration was on as the Saints were presented with the District 3 championship trophy. While some players took pictures, others belted out “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus, and quite frankly, they have earned the right to do so.
After the game, Coach Keeley said “This is a great team. It’s a great group of seniors. I made the decision the last year at Holy Name to bring six of these guys up to the varsity level. The seniors then took those guys under their wings and you can see how much they learned every day. If any of these guys become coaches, I hope that they get a chance to coach a group of seniors as great as this one.”
The Saints, who are now 13-0, will head to the state quarterfinals, where they will face Troy (11-2) at Towanda High School on Saturday, November 30th at 1 pm.