Bishops capture region title!
In their final year in Class AA football, the Bishop England Battling Bishops finish as region champions with their 42-6 win over the Battery Creek Dolphins. Top seasonal highlights include: sophomore quarterback Leo Albano’s 996 yards rushing and John DeStefano’s 839 yards in the same category.
The Bishops played impeccably in their conference. After a slow 1-4 start, the Bishops went undefeated in the conference, beating Whale Branch, Garrett, North Charleston, Academic Magnet and finally Battery Creek. All but the Whale Branch game were won by sizeable margins.
In their last game against Battery Creek, Jake Mock ran for 167 yards and Albano added 80. On defense, Jacob Hand finished with 12 tackles. As a whole, the Bishops outgained the Dolphins by a staggering 428 yards to 271 yards.
After the game, Coach Cantey commended his sophomore quarterback, “Leo is a heck of a player, he makes plays when there aren’t plays there, he makes people miss and he can throw the ball and run the ball… It’s pretty awesome for a sophomore. He does a lot of stuff with the ball to get us out of binds and make plays when there aren’t plays. And he’s just so smart - he is a huge asset to be back there.”
The Bishops start the playoffs as the number one seed. They play Lake Marion on Friday at home. The Bishops look to push deep into the playoffs.