T-D HS Football

Berks Catholic too much for Lions

By: By John Coolbaugh

FISHERTOWN — Chestnut Ridge coach Max Shoemaker knew that the Lions were entertaining one of the premiere Class AA teams in Berks Catholic for their home opener on Friday night.
The Lions hoped to minimize their mistakes and execute to the level of their opposition to remain in contention with their opponent.
The difference was the Lions were no match for Berks, which powered their way to a 41-13 victory.
“We ran into a racehorse tonight,” Shoemaker said. “The level of competition that we have faced will hopefully help us become a better team and help us get to that level where other teams are at.
“We’ll get back to work on Monday correcting areas of concern with a positive attitude, and work to achieve our goals for the season.”
After Chris Warren’s 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, Berks Catholic exploded for 22 points in the second quarter behind a pair of Todd Reedy 3-yard scampers, and a Warren 35-yard touchdown reception from Patrick Causa seven minutes before the half.
Cooper Lutz scooted from 30 yards out with 5:07 remaining in the third quarter, and Isaac Lutz found the end zone from 43 yards out early in the fourth to give Berks a 41-0 advantage, while the Lions (1-2) scored the final 13 points of the game on Jake Bowser’s 5-yard run, and a 1-yard plunge from Jay Grubb.
The Lions entertain Bald Eagle Area next Friday.