In the Catholic League AAA Division final, Archbishop Wood used a dominating defense, offense and special teams to win 35-14 over Archbishop Ryan Nov. 15 at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School. Read the game story by John Knebels for CatholicPhilly.com. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Archbishop Wood’s senior captain Ryan Bates warms up before the start of the game.
It was one of those days for Archbishop Ryan, summed up here as Ryan running back Samir Bullock is corralled by (from left) Archbishop Wood’s Patrick Carroll, Michael Pristas and Chris Baker. (Sarah Webb)
Ryan junior Charles “Cha Cha” Gary recovers a Wood fumble.
Tackle Ryan Bates, 52, made sure the Wood offense kept rolling by his blocking, such as this one on Ryan’s AJ McAleer.
Wood head coach Steve Devlin instructs his player during a time-out.
Ryan’s Seneca Williams breaks away for a gain as Sebastian Silva of Wood gives chase.
Wood senior Jarrett McClenton picks up some of his 125 yards rushing on only 12 carries for the day. He scored four touchdowns in the game, three of them via the run.
Allan Brown finds running room.
The jubilant Vikings hoist their Catholic League championship plaque.
Wood senior Jarrett McClenton receives the game ball in appreciation of his efforts on the day and for the season.
Jarrett McClenton became Archbishop Wood’s all-time leading rusher with his 125 yards in the Catholic League championship game.