Bishops cream Academic Magnet on Senior Night
The Bishop England Battling Bishops played a spectacular game last Friday against the Academic Magnet Raptors. The Bishops won 41-13 to celebrate Senior Night. The Bishops carved up the Raptors on both sides of the ball, and two senior receivers made their first touchdowns this year.
The Bishops defense for the second time this year did not allow a single passing yard. They allowed no passing yards earlier this year to Timberland, and they allowed negative six to Magnet on Friday. The Bishops also allowed only 231 yards on the ground. Eric Vettel had 13 tackles, three of which were for losses, and both Jaylen Stoney-Patterson and Andrew Pizzo had 10 tackles; Stoney-Patterson forced a fumble and Pizzo had an interception.
On offense, the Bishops racked up 404 yards of total offense. The charge was led by quarterback Leo Albano and running back Jake Mock. Albano rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown and threw for 92 more yards and three more touchdowns.
Mock rushed for a team-leading 110 yards and another touchdown.
But the story of the night were the seniors. The team in total has 14 seniors, Cole DiFilippo, Jacob Hand, Chandler Garrett, Khyle Mingo, John DeStefano, Ross Miller, Christopher Mikell, Blakely Epps, Lucas Shiver, Danny Kiernan, Jackson
Warren, Ben Daniel, Jeremy Ward and Blake Jeresaty (in order by their numbers). Two senior receivers, Garrett and DiFilippo, had their first touchdown catches this week. It is especially huge for DiFilippo as it was his first catch all year.
After the game, Coach Cantey commended DiFilippo, “It was huge for him (Cole) to be in the mix. We have a left handed quarterback and he plays on the right side, so it’s hard to roll that way. Just by Leo being left-handed, he gets less chances to catch the ball. So we want to get him (Cole) more opportunities for him to catch the ball. He’s got great hands and he can do stuff with the ball afterwards.”
The Bishops play their last regular game against Battery Creek on the road to close the season on Friday. The Bishops seek an undefeated in-conference season and the No.1 seed in the playoffs in that game.