Philadelphia, Pa., Wide receiver William Fuller and quarterback Michael Keir put on an offensive air show of massive proportions as the Roman Catholic Cahillites cruised to a 32-7 victory over the Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils at Roxborough stadium.
People were just getting seated after the playing of the national anthem when on the very first play from scrimmage Keir hit Fuller for an 85 yard touchdown. On their next series with the ball on their own 13 yard line Keir had completions of 20, 24 and 17 yards mixed in with senior Marcus Kelly’s 5 runs ending with Kelly’s 2 yard jaunt into the end zone and putting Roman up by two scores.
Chestnut Hill could not muster much up offensively in the first half. The Cahillites were not giving Blue Devils junior quarterback Michael Hayes and running back Cedric Madden much room in the gaps to pick up yardage holding them to 60 total by halftime. Roman’s defense, led by Jack Schanz, Roberto Harris-Barron and Brett Pellicciotti snuffed out most of what the Blue devils were trying to muster. Two more Roman touchdowns, a one yarder by Kelly and a one yard Keir to Fuller pass gave them a 26-0 halftime lead.
After a scoreless third quarter Chestnut Hill finally got on the board after recovering a Keir fumble on the Cahillite 24 going five plays and Madden taking it in from the six to cut the lead to 26-7. Roman answered immediately in five plays with the big one a Keir to Fuller pass that went for 74 yards to the Blue Devil one. Kelly’s one yard touchdown ended the scoring.
Keir ended his day going 15-19-332 yards and two touchdowns (both to Fuller). Fuller had 10 receptions for 276 yards. Both players are only juniors and will be doing this together for another year. Fuller appears to be one of the very best receivers in the state. He has size (6’2, 155) to go up a grab balls at its highest point and breakaway speed once he gets in space. He should be receiving serious D1 interest soon. Keir is not far behind. He’s got a big time arm and did a very nice job punting when he had to. In a losing effort Madden had 28 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown for Chestnut Hill.
Roman (D12, AAAA, PCL) goes to 2-1 and will play Cardinal O’Hara next week. Chestnut Hill (Independent, AAA, Inter-Ac) falls to 1-2 and will host Conwell Egan.
Scoring by Quarter
Roman- Fuller- 85 pass from Keir- PAT- no good- 11:40
Roman- Marcus Kelly 2 yard run- PAT- Phillip Isaac- 7:30
Roman- Marcus Kelly 1 yard run- PAT- blocked- 3:28
Roman- Fuller- 1 pass from Keir- PAT- Phillip Isaac- 0:00
Chestnut Hill- Cedric Madden- 6 yard run- PAT-Luke Mulvanney- 7:47
Roman- Marcus Kelly- 1 yard run- PAT- blocked- 5:04