Archmere Football Beats Tower Hill on Homecoming

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Senior Conor France celebrates with lineman Coach G after the touchdown. Photo credits go to Mr. Zondlo P’21

Marisa Pace , Staff Reporter

October 16th was yet another successful day for Archmere Football: the Auks played the Hillers of Tower Hill and pulled out a 26-15 win.

Offensively, Junior quarterback Chris Albero was 12 for 14 passing, throwing for 142 yards and 2 TDs. He also rushed for 45 yards. Senior slot receiver Johnny Kim had a standout game with 52 yards receiving and totaling 9 rushes for another 52 yards. Junior Kieran Udovich had 50 yards on 10 carries; Senior running back Declan Pearson, 39 yards on 3 carries. Pearson had the first touchdown of the game, receiving a pass from Albero after a long first drive which ate over half of the first quarter, leaving the Hillers just five minutes to respond.

The second score of the game came early in the second quarter from a screen pass from Albero to Kim who pushed through the Hiller defense to move the score to 14-0. Tower Hills offense responded to this with a 62-yard drive taking almost 6 minutes off the clock and moving the score to 14-7. Senior full back Micah Walker had two rushing touchdowns, one late in the 2nd rushing for 8 yards. His second one came after a predominantly rushing drive from the Auks. The longest run came from Senior slot receiver Thomas Pinto whose 12 yards set the team up at the Tower Hill 13. Albero rushed for 5 yards, putting the ball at the 8-yard line for Walker to run it in, leaving just over a minute in the 3rd quarter.

Defensively, Junior linebackerKieran Udovich had 6 tackles;Senior linebackerScott Lucarelli, 4. The Hillers had two drives come to a forceful end by the Auks, forcing a turnover through interceptions from seniors safety Conor Udovich and linebacker Kevin DiGregorio. DiGregorio was the player to watch defensively, totaling 7 tackles on top of his interception.

The Auks advance to 6-0 on the season and prepare to take on Caesar Rodney this coming Saturday at noon on Coaches Field.