Published On: Fri, Oct 9th, 2015

New Hope-Solebury Lions shut down Bristol Warriors’ offense

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Jack McKenna fends off Bristls Samir Brisbon en route to the end zone (Photo: Christy McKenna)

The New Hope-Solebury High School football team roared past the Bristol Warriors by a score of 25-8 on Monday night to move their record to 5-0. Heavy weekend rain and the threat of Hurricane Joaquin had caused a rescheduling of the game that created a high school version of Monday Night Football.

The Lions’ defense held Bristol to a single touchdown, which is all the Lions have allowed any team all season. Russell Abernathy and Matt Fest made running impossible for Bristol, and when the Warriors looked to go to the air, the Lions line decided that tackles in the backfield were better than tackles at the line.

Marcus Hems wraps up Deryl Mehn in the backfield (Photo: Christy McKenna)

Marcus Hems wraps up Deryl Mehn in the backfield

Finding themselves in fourth and long all night, the Warriors produced a series of punts and turnovers on downs before a healthy and raucous crowd. The Lions pounced early, staking themselves to a 19-0 half time lead on the hard running of Brendan Schadle and Jack McKenna.

Cam Skoroda drives extra point thru the uprights (Photo: Christy McKenna)

Cam Skoroda drives extra point thru the uprights (Photo: Christy McKenna)

In the second half, quarterback Nick Garritano sliced through the Bristol defense on pinpoint passes to wide out Alec Coburn, and set up the Lions’ fourth touchdown on a Scahdle carry for 10 yards. The dye was cast, and the the Lions cruised to their fifth straight victory.

Shadle breaks through Bristol line (Photo: Christy McKenna)

Shadle breaks through Bristol line (Photo: Christy McKenna)

Team Notes: Next up for NH-S is at the Academy of the New Church at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Lions are leading the Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL) with the only undefeated record. Delaware County Christian is 2-0 in the BAL, but suffered a non-conference loss to Lower Merion on September 12. NH-S faces Delaware County Christian on November 7.

 

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- Adam Duncan was born in Beirut, and raised in Virginia Beach. He entered the restaurant business at age 15, and has lived in the area for 27 years. Adam shares his life with his partner Sylvia, two teenage sons, and two extremely spoiled dogs.

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