Game 10, Division 5 North final: Bishop Fenwick 43, Northeast 6
Summary: Another win, another goal achieved. Fenwick captured the Div. 5 North title with this one-sided win. Big plays were the name of the game as Bona hit Razney with touchdown passes of 50 and 51 yards, respectively, and Maistrellis scored on a 40-yard run and a 54-yard punt return.
Momentum changer: Both of Bona’s passes to Razney seemed to stun Northeast, and both scores gave Fenwick a quick two-touchdown lead.
They said it: “This is just one accomplishment and we have a bigger goal,” Parsons said.
Game 11, Division 5 state semifinals: Bishop Fenwick 35, Abington 8
Summary: Rushins returned to the lineup and ran for 152 yards and two scores. Fenwick intercepted Abington quarterback Bryan Dwyer four times with Matt Renzulli, Razney, Maistrellis and Bona each grabbing one. The Crusaders locked up their trip to the Super Bowl with this win.
Momentum changer: Trailing 8-6, Kevin Hannon recovered an Abington fumble with 4:39 to play in the first half. Hurley, lined up in the backfield, capped the drive by scoring from 5 yards out, then caught the two-point conversion pass for a 14-8 lead.
They said it: “I said to one of my coaches, ‘We’ve (forced) three turnovers and we’re losing, 8-6. That’s not good.’ We needed to capitalize. That (Hurley’s) score was huge. To go in (to halftime) with a lead was big,” Woods said.
Game 12, Thanksgiving Day: Bishop Fenwick 36, Pingree 27
Summary: Playing for nothing more than pride and to keep their unbeaten record in tact, the Crusaders continued to get the job done. Bona ran for 150 yards and a touchdown, threw for 78 yards and made a ton of plays defensively. He earned the Sal Tripoli Award, given to Fenwick’s MVP on Thanksgiving. Rushins also sat out to rest his elbow before the Super Bowl game.
Momentum changer: Carrillo scored on 11-yard touchdown runs on back-to-back possessions to erase a 20-16 halftime deficit, giving Fenwick the lead for good.
They said it: “I don’t think there’s any question that they’re the best football team this school has ever had, probably the best team our league has ever seen,” Woods said.