Archbishop Wood . . . 2016 PIAA Class 5A State Champs!

  On Dec. 11, at Hersheypark Stadium, Archbishop Wood beat Harrisburg, 37-10, to win its third state title in four years and fourth in six. The Vikings were led by Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear, who carried 35 times for 243 yards and three TDs. Fullback Shawn Thompson (19-133, TD) also surpassed 100 rushing yards, Kyle Pitts caught a TD pass from Jack Colyar and Dan Zanine kicked four PAT and a field goal. Mark Webb had an interception and four pass breakups, Matt Palmer made nine tackles, Pitts and Tom Walsh halved four TFL and Tyler Smith mixed eight tackles with a forced/recovered fumble sequence.
  Rotation members and stats below.
  **Thanks to Ed "Huck" Palmer for his contributions!**

The Vikings celebrate the win . . .

THE SEASON, GAME BY GAME
  W-L We They
at Wayne (OH) *T 21 21
Bergen Catholic (NJ) L 16 34
idle      
SJ Prep L 24 43
Roman W 37 21
at Ryan W 31 6
Judge W 28 7
Carroll W 39 14
Upper Darby W 40 7
at La Salle W 31 8
idle      
Ryan  5A F W 41 7
Gratz  5A CT W 61 18
Whitehall  5A 1/4 W 56 13
Academy Park  5A 1/2 W 37 0
Harrisburg  5A F W 37 10
*-Halted by outrageous weather in 2nd quarter with score
at 21-21. Later ruled a tie by Ohio's state association.

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TITLE GAME BOXSCORE . . .

CLASS AAAAA FINAL
WOOD 37, HARRISBURG 10
Harrisburg                   7     3    0    0  -- 10
Archbishop Wood      14     3    6   14 -- 37
  H: Anderson-Butts 71 pass from Wilkerson (Davis kick)
  AW: Pitts 10 pass from Colyar (Zanine kick)
  AW: Blackshear 2 run (Zanine kick)
  AW: FG Zanine 26
  H: FG Davis 23
  AW: Blackshear 10 run (kick blocked)
  AW: Blackshear 4 run (Zanine kick)
  AW: Thompson 35 run (Zanine kick)
 
Harr AW
First downs 11 21
Rushes-yards 32-109 59-396
Passing yards 139 29
Total offense 248 425
Passing 4-20-1 2-6-2
Return yards 41 68
Punts 4-42.8 2-28.5
Fumbles lost 2 0
Penalties-yards 5-43 5-40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
  RUSHING -- H: Parsons 16-80, Wilkerson 8-18, Andrews 3-15, Davis 3-9,
Artis-Plant 1-3, center snap 1-(-16). AW: Blackshear 35-243, Thompson
19-133, Pendleton 2-9, Peoples 1-8, Colyar 1-4, Bauer 1-(-1).
  PASSING -- H: Wilkerson 4-20-1 -- 139. AW: Colyar 2-6-2 -- 29.
  RECEIVING -- H: Anderson-Butts 1-71, Henriquez 1-36, Kent 1-16,
Davis 1-16. AW: Thompson 1-19, Pitts 1-10.
  INTERCEPTIONS -- H: Carter, Artis-Payne. AW: Webb.
  (Other Defensive Stats; Wood Only)
  FUMBLE RECOVERIES -- AW: T. Smith, Sean McGowan.
  TACKLING LEADERS -- AW: Palmer 9, Peoples/Lambert/Smith 8.
  SACKS -- AW: Smith, Diodato, Lambert/Thompson 1/2.
  OTHER TFLs -- AW: Walsh/Pitts 2.

WOOD'S OFFENSE AND DEFENSE
C Tom Walsh 73   T #Anthony Diodato 58
G Connor Bishop 50   T #Bill Shaeffer 15
G Matt Arcidiacono 51   T #Tom Walsh 73
T Anthony Diodato 58   E #Adrian Lambert 1
T Albert Glasgow 55   E #Kyle Pitts 3
TE Kyle Pitts 3   E #Rhys Vaughn 11
TE Bill Shaeffer 15   LB Matt Palmer 19
WR Mark Webb 18   LB Tyler Smith 44
WR Nasir Peoples 5   CB Mark Webb 18
RB Raheem Blackshear 2   CB Raheem Blackshear 2
FB Shawn Thompson 7   FS Nasir Peoples 5
QB Jack Colyar 8   SS Dan Freeman 31
K Dan Zanine 45        
P Shawn Thompson 7    #-three guys shared two spots
LS Bill Shaeffer 15   alignments varied  
H Jake Ross 14        
KR Raheem Blackshear 2      
KR Nasir Peoples 5        
PR Raheem Blackshear 2        
PR Jalen Reynolds 25      

SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS . . .

RUSHING

No. Name Way BC SJP RC AR FJ AC UD LaS AR Gtz Whi AP Har Totals
7 Shawn Thompson 1-0 12-64 12-91 9-50 12-159 16-92 8-115 8-52 11-78 5-50 7-132 13-280 9-14 19-133 142-1310
2 Raheem Blackshear 5-96 18-97 8-70 6-27 1-3 10-70 1-5 8-87 11-122 5-101 4-21 15-137 20-178 35-243 147-1257

PASSING
(Number in red: TD passes)

No. Name Way BC SJP RC AR FJ AC UD LaS AR Gtz Whi AP Har Totals
8 Jack Colyar 4-4 16-41 7-21 10-17 14-23 6-13 9-17 10-12 9-15 6-8 9-13 2-5 7-13 2-6 111-208
    73  1 138   1 113  2 253 2 171 103 1 184 3 122 2 152 1 48 309 5 94 1 111 1 29 1 1900  21

RECEIVING

No. Name Way BC SJP RC AR FJ AC UD LaS AR Gtz Whi AP Har Totals
18 Mark Webb 2-64 8-81 1-27 3-72 4-61 2-37 2-85 1-8 3-81 1-10 3-74 1-71 2-32 0 33-703
3 Kyle Pitts 1-1 2-28 4-71 2-57 1-15 2-16 3-45 4-35 3-40   1-9   4-67 1-10 28-394
2 Raheem Blackshear   4-13 1-3 4-127 0   3-27 5-79 3-31 3-14 2-116 1-23     26-433
7 Shawn Thompson 1-8   1-12   3-47 2-50         2-99   1-12 1-19 11-247

SCORING

No. Name Way BC SJP RC AR FJ AC UD LaS AR Gtz Whi AP Har Totals
2 Raheem Blackshear 12     18   12   18 12 12 18 18 12 18 150
7 Shawn Thompson     6   24 12 12 6 6 12 18 12 6 6 120
45 Dan Zanine 3 10 6 6 7 4 3 4 7 5 7 7 7 7 83
18 Mark Webb 6     6     6   6   6 6     36
3 Kyle Pitts   6 6       12           6 6 36

SCORING BREAKDOWN
(Number next to name indicates TD passes)

No.

Name

Rush Rec. KO Pt. Int F/Ret F/Rec 2-R 2-P K FG Totals
2 Raheem Blackshear 19 5     1             150
7 Shawn Thompson 15 4       1           120
45 Dan Zanine                   56 9 83
18 Mark Webb   6                   36
3 Kyle Pitts   6                   36

INTERCEPTIONS

No. Name Way BC SJP RC AR FJ AC UD LaS AR Gtz Whi AP Har Totals
      none none         none         none    
18 Mark Webb             1   1 1       1 4

SELECTED PICTURES . . .

Twitter photo. Shawn Thompson is off to the races.

Twitter photo. Prime hero Raheem "Speedy" Blackshear hoists the trophy.

Twitter photo. The Vikings in the gym after returning
back to Warminster.