From The Daniel Island News
Bishops continue to roll, run past Beaufort
By Bart Manley
Oct 3, 2012 - 9:47:00 AM
|The Bishop England defense has limited opponents to an average of 15 points per game.||
|Bishop England sophmore, Boo Baird is wrapped up from behind. The Bishop's offense ran the ball 47 times for 363 yards against Battery Creek.|
The Bishops travelled south to Beaufort this week to face Battery Creek and followed up their successful play on the road from last week with a win over the Dolphins, 42-21.
Coach Cantey was encouraged with the performance on the road.
“I thought we played well. We executed better than we have all year,” Coach Cantey stated following the win.
Battery Creek was well aware of the weapons that BE had, and were anticipating the formidable running speed from DeAngelo Stephenson, but were still amazed seeing it in person. He finished with 112 yards on eight carries and 4 TD’s. Stephenson struck early hauling in a 21-yards pass for the Bishops' first score.
It didn’t help the Dolphins that quarterback Herbst was two-for-two for the second week in a row and gained significant running yardage with close to 100 yards and one touchdown. Coach Cantey has been especially pleased with the play of his QB so far this season.
The Bishops were successful in stopping the Dolphins running attack on the defensive side of the ball as well. Griffie Loy had a great game on defense with eight primary tackles, with five for a loss, and two sacks. Loy also scored one touchdown.
Coach Cantey’s main concern is with the amount of players that are out due to injuries. In this game Cantey played it safe and only played the starters just through the first half and part in the third quarter.
“We have a lot of injuries right now and everyone responded well to the personnel changes we had to make. We have three guys that are going in for surgery this week, and eight guys didn’t dress out for this game.”
For now, Cantey is pleased with the new players’ development as the team hasn’t missed a beat, especially in this, game putting up 385 yards.
Bishop England will return to Jack Cantey Stadium for Homecoming to play Burke, who is coming off a 55-6 loss to Woodland. Coach Cantey is focusing on this Friday, but can’t help but to think ahead when his team will play Woodland at their field October 19.
“We must stay focused through all these Homecoming Festivities, and we must continue to get better and play to our highest.”
Bishop England’s Homecoming game will be played this Friday at 7:30.
Bishop England 42, Battery Creek 21
BE-- DeAngelo Stephenson 21 pass from Kevin Herbst (Drew Costa kick)
BE-- Stephenson 2 run (Costa kick)
BE-- Herbst 4 run (Costa kick)
BE-- Stephenson 42 run (Costa kick)
BE-- Griffie Loy 2 run (Costa kick)
BE-- Stephenson 26 run (Costa kick)
BC-- DJ Franklin 4 run (Zach Mahan kick)
BC-- Deandre Johnson 10 run (Mahan kick)
BC-- Isaiah Sloan 25 pass from Raekwon Smalls (Mahan kick)
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