Bishop England dominates Burke in shutout

  • Monday, October 14, 2013

Sophomore quarterback Jason Herbst had a 7-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of Bishop England’s 66-0 win over region opponent Burke. COURTESY OF BE SPORTS FLICKR

There’s a clear upper echelon of 2A Region 6. The Bishop England football team made it clear on Friday night that the Battling Bishops are in it, cruising to a 66-0 win over host Burke.

Bishop England (5-2 overall, 4-0 region) held Burke to -31 yards of total offense, while totaling 329 yards – all rushing – of its own. The Bishops led 42-0 at halftime and scored an additional 24 points after intermission with their third and fourth string players.

It was the third-most points Bishop England has scored in program history (81 on Oct. 6, 2000 and 74 on Oct. 5, 2001, both against Academic Magnet), and the highest point total under current coach John Cantey. In Cantey’s second season with the Battling Bishops, Burke handed them their seventh-most lopsided loss in school history, 58-7 (Oct. 9, 2009).

Senior running back Nick Shiver gained 124 yards on eight carries and three touchdowns. Quarterback Reed Fosberry added a pair of rushing scores, as Bishop England got out to a strong start and never looked back.

Backup tailbacks Ross Miller and Boo Baird combined for 166 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. Senior kicker Matthew Mellin was busy all night, converting all nine extra points and booting a 25-yard field goal.

Defensively, Lawton Fosberry led the team in tackles with six solo and one assist. He and older brother Reed Fosberry each had a defensive touchdown. Linemen Hudson Little and Chandler Sambets both recovered fumbles.

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