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Football: Bonner-Prendie draws one step closer to states berth

Bonner-Prendergast running back Mason Peterson carries the ball in the fourth quarter against Conwell-Egan. (PETE BANNAN-DAILY TIMES)

Bonner-Prendergast needed a win Saturday night to have any chance at making the PIAA Class 4A tournament next month.

The Friars took care of business.

Shane Mulholland’s two touchdown passes to Mason Peterson helped B-P to a 21-14 victory over Archbishop Ryan at Northeast High School.

The Friars will represent the Catholic League in the District 12 Class 4A final at a date and time to be determined. The winner advances to states.

Peterson received a snap out of the wildcat and scored on a short run in the first quarter to tie the game.

Before halftime the Friars (7-2) grabbed the lead on the first of two TD passes from Mulholland to Peterson. The duo hooked up again to give the Friars a two-score advantage in the third quarter.

Ryan quarterback Rob McConnell scored on a keeper with four minutes to play, but the Friars held off the host team’s late comeback attempt.

Bonner-Prendie will host rival Cardinal O’Hara (3-4) in the teams’ regular season finale next Friday.

In another Catholic League Blue Division game:

West Catholic 22, Archbishop Carroll 6 >> Zyeem Howell’s 70-yard scoring scamper gave the Burrs the lead in the fourth quarter. Moments later Isiah Franklin returned a Carroll fumble 25 yards to the end zone to make it a two-score game.

Carroll (0-9) tied the game at six in the third quarter thanks to a nine-yard run by Josh James. The points were Carroll’s first since a 17-7 loss to Conwell-Egan Oct. 2.

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