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Bishop McDevitt edges Susquehanna Township in defensive battle By: Tyler Harden

HARRISBURG— It is safe to say that both Bishop McDevitt and Susquehanna Township proved last night that they have a solid defense, but in the end one had to be better.

The first quarter was all defense, as neither team was able to put points on the board. By the time the first quarter ended, everyone knew that this game was going to be a good one.

Bishop McDevitt was able to score first, as Bryce Connor kicked a field goal to put the Crusaders up 3-0. But later that quarter, Susquehanna Township Running Back, Jacob Siegle, took a punt return back 42 yards to put the Indians in the lead 6-3 (2-point conversion no good). Susquehanna Township had good momentum going into halftime, especially because they were starting with the ball in the second half.

The Indians could not take advantage of the opportunity at the start of the third quarter. Bishop McDevitt was able to get on the board, however, as quarterback, Lek Powell, completed a 3 yard pass to Mario Easterly to give the Crusaders a 10-6 lead (Connor PAT). But Susquehanna Township came right back, as Stevie Graves took the kick return back for an 88 yard touchdown (Stare PAT).

The fourth quarter was all Bishop McDevitt. Lek Powell completed a 33 yard pass to Julian Jordan for a touchdown to put Bishop McDevitt up 17-13. Jordan then came up big on defense, as he intercepted a pass from Susquehanna Township Quarterback, Rashaan Carlton, at the Indians’ 30 yard line. The Crusaders ran the clock out from there, and picked up their 7th win of the season.

Bishop McDevitt and Susquehanna Township both end their regular seasons at 7-3. As the playoffs start this coming weekend, it will be announced soon what seeds both these teams will be, when they will be playing, and who they will be playing in the District 3 Class 4A Playoffs.