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Sep 4, 2014 - G-DUB VS. O'HARA

From Ted Silary's page, the story on the G-Dub  vs. O'Hara

NON-LEAGUE
Washington 15, O'Hara 6
  This one began with an oh-crap that quickly became an oh-wow! Back to  receive the opening kickoff was Washington sr. Tavious Moran and he  gathered in the ball at the 9. Um, not really. He bobbled, fumbled, mishandled,  whatever you want to call it. Ah, but seven yards forward, Morgan regained  possession and . . . he . . . was . . . off . . . to . . . the . . . races!  Motoring down the left sideline on the far side at Northeast, going west to  east, Morgan zoomed 84 yards to make the score 6-0. Chris Schlegel, who  later uncorked a 57-yard punt, hammered the ball through the uprights and the  Eagles were flyin' at 7-0. On a night where tremendous plays were not too  common, Morgan's junket was the obvious highlight. For those who like the little  things, Morgan also posted, by far, the best block of the game from his WR spot.  Late In the second quarter, his crackback cruncher helped jr. QB Damir  Mitchell scurry to the 6 on a 17-yard keeper. To its credit, O'Hara  stiffened (jr. LB Ryan Taylor made a fourth-down breakup) to keep  Washington from expanding its 9-0 lead. Yes, there'd been a safety. On  third-and-10 from the 13 midway through the second quarter, sr. QB Brandon  Laughlin was back in the shotgun when, whoa, the ball zipped right past him  and into the end zone. The center thought he'd heard a snap-it noise. Uh, uh.  Laughlin hustled back and covered the rock to limit the damage to two points. On  its first series of the third quarter, after forcing a three-and-out, Washington  stuck to the ground and kept pounding the left side behind sr. TE Shareef  Miller, the Frankford transfer who's drawing national attention. The best  play was 30-yard run by Nigel Sealey (18-81), which advanced the ball to  the 1. On third down -- yes, to the left side -- Sealey managed to score. O'Hara  then mounted its first respectable drive, thanks largely to sr. RB Max  Ferguson (17-51), but six points would not result. On third-and-4 from the  26, Laughlin tried a left-side fade and sr. DB Terry Hall made a leaping  pick in front of the intended receiver. One last issue to worry about: Would  O'Hara suffer a shutout? That answer became "no" kinda late. Jr. LB Anthony  Amoroso, who'd missed some time with a scary-at-first injury, broke through  the middle to partially block a punt. From the 25, the Lions needed four plays  and the score was an 11-yard connection between Laughlin and soph WR Tommy  "Cardinal" O'Hara. Tommy O made the snag at the 2, at the left hash, and  dragged a defender into the end zone. The onside kick from sr. L Jack Horan had the necessary good bounce, but the ball was cradled, with no problem, by sr. Donnell Smith. Ballgame. (It was sorta ballgame already because the  two-point conversion had been unsuccessful.) At his DE spot, Miller made eight  total tackles with four behind the line. Sr. LB Shawn Henderson, who  doubles as the fullback, packed multiple wallops. Sr. DL Tim Bradley made  a fourth-quarter stop on third-and-2 from the 12. It was good to see assorted  Washington people, from coach Ron Cohen to assistants Frank McFillin and son Rich (QB in '03), Rasheed Muhammad, Skip Singletary and Kyle Benzio, along with AD/baseball coach Ken Geiser. Also had  a nice pregame chat with former Washington star Courtney Williams, who's  now an assistant at O'Hara. Courtney's brother, O'Hara-Ohio State product Corey "Philly" Brown, is slated to make his NFL debut this weekend for the  Carolina Panthers as a receiver/returner. Another brother, frosh Justin  Santilla, will also be a star at O'Hara. Check this out: DN reporter Aaron "Ace" Carter is, as many know by now, the son of former NBA  player/coach Fred Carter. Now interning for the DN is Cheltenham-Temple  product Brent Baum. His dad? Former Temple star and NBAer John Baum!  Dad attended West Philly High, but never played varsity there. You know I'll be  posting a pic of Ace/Brent  (smile).