Penns Manor humbles Carroll
CLYMER — Seemingly every team Bishop Carroll has met the last few weeks has been one of the best in the Heritage Conference.
“Everybody’s undefeated when we play them; how about that?” Huskies coach Bubba Fatula said after the Huskies’ 74-0 loss against Penns Manor on Friday at Pat Corrigan Field.
Penns Manor raced to a 60-0 halftime lead. Seven different players scored touchdowns, led by Dimitri Lieb (three), and Kevin Baum and Connor Keith (two apiece).
Injuries to several players, including the starting center, exacerbated Bishop Carroll’s already dire manpower shortage.
“It’s the same thing every week,” Fatula said. “We’re young kids and we don’t have the numbers right now at Bishop Carroll. We’re going to build on that as the future goes. But it’s tough when you have five guys standing on the sideline.”
Bishop Carroll sophomore Johnny Golden completed 9 of 26 passes for 53 yards. He spent much of the evening trying to elude Penns Manor’s pass rush.
“We had four sophomores on our line today,” Fatula said. “Our senior center couldn’t play today and we don’t have the numbers, unfortunately, to have our senior center not here tonight.”
Play of the game: Ashton Courvina’s 67-yard touchdown run came on his only rushing attempt of the night.
Player of the game: Lieb scored on TD receptions of 16 and 21 yards. He also ran for a 34-yard TD just before halftime.
Unsung hero: Penns Manor sophomore Justin Marshall ran for a touchdown, intercepted a pass and made good on five of his last six point-after kick attempts.
Most vital statistics: Penns Manor put up 453 total yards, and limited Bishop Carroll to 7 net total yards.
Fatula: “The truth is the sophomores that we have on the line are good athletes. But they should be playing a junior varsity schedule. Unfortunately, because of our numbers they have to play varsity schedule. And they’re out-manned right now.”
Penns Manor coach Bill Packer: “We thought we could get pressure on (Golden), that’s what we wanted to do, and we did that. It made it pretty tough for him to get into any kind of rhythm or to be able to throw the ball.”
Notable: Toby Becquet led the Huskies with four pass receptions for 18 yards. … The Huskies did not gain positive yardage until their 13th play from scrimmage. …. Penns Manor attempted only two passes. Max Hill completed both to Lieb for the Comets’ two passing touchdowns. … Bishop Carroll senior Nick Weber punted 10 times. … Penns Manor posted Indiana County’s largest shutout victory since Purchase Line routed Blacklick Valley, 70-0 in 1990.
Records: Bishop Carroll is 0-5, Penns Manor is 5-0.
Next week: Bishop Carroll plays host to Saltsburg, and Penns Manor visits Northern Cambria on Friday.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Bishop Carroll 0 0 0 0– 0
Penns Manor 27 33 7 7–74
PM–Keith 2 run (Baum run), 9:08
PM–Lieb 16 pass from Hill (kick failed), 5:40
PM–Keith 30 run (kick failed), 4:06
PM–Baum 40 run (Marshall kick), 2:18
PM–Lieb 21 pass from Hill (kick failed), 11:51
PM–Courvina 67 run (Marshall kick), 7:55
PM–Baum 38 run (Marshall kick), 5:05
PM–Engel 22 run (Marshall kick), 3:06
PM–Lieb 34 run (kick failed), :45
PM–Marshall 53 run (Marshall kick), 11:14
PM–Bagley 20 run (Marshall kick), 8:57
TEAM STATISTICS BC PM
First down 6 19
Total yards 7 453
Rushes-yards 25-(-46) 36-416
Yards passing 53 37
Passing (comp.-att.-int.) 9-26-1-53 2-2-0
Fumbles-lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties-yards 6-57 5-36
Punts-avg. 10-23.5 1-46.0.
RUSHING–Bishop Carroll, Novak 6-(-8), Golden 17-(-27), Team 2-(-11). Penns Manor, Baum 3-90, Keith 8-83, Courvina 1-67, Marshall 1-53, Johnson 4-45, Enge; 6-42, Lieb 2-24, Bagley 1-20, Hill 1-11, Team 4-(-4), Leasure 1-(-7), Snyder 3-(-8).
PASSING–Bishop Carroll, Golden 9-26-1-53. Penns Manor, Hill 2-2-0-67.
RECEIVING–Bishop Carroll, Becquet 4-18, Novak 3-24, Yahner 1-6. Bohrer 1-5. Penns Manor, Lieb 2-67.