Pope John annihilates Donovan Catholic

First round tournament blowout, 53-7

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  • Donovan Catholic quarterback Yassin Moore is taken down by Pope John defenders in the second half. Moore scored with a seven yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Photos by George Leroy Hunter

  • Donovan Catholic quarterback Yassin Moore c on a keeper in the second half.

  • A Donovan Catholic ball carrier maneuvers through chaos.

  • Donovan Catholic ball carrier Damien Johnson moves toward an opening in the second half.

  • Pope John Lions Chris Rodriquez and Giovanni Tricarico pose for a portrait. Rodriquez is a strong safety and Tricarico is a defensive back.

  • The Donovan Catholic Griffins were no match for the Pope John Lions.

  • Pope John running back Jacob Huhn carries the ball during a kick return in the fourth quarter.

  • The beginning of a offensive play by the Donovan Catholic Griffins.

SPARTA — Pope John XXIII Regional High School defeated Donovan Catholic High School (Ocean County, N.J.) in varsity football on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The final score was 53-7. The first round of the NJIAA Non-Public, Group 3 tournament took place at Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta Township, New Jersey.

Team records: Donovan Catholic Griffins 3-6. Pope John Lions 6-3.

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