There are times when it is difficult to gauge just how good Bishop McDevitt’s football team is in October as they cut through Mid-Penn Conference foes like a sharp knife dices cheese. That may well be true this season also, as the Crusaders are undefeated and easily sliced through Cumberland Valley, 45-10, on October 16 at Rocco Ortenzio Stadium on a chilly night.
Normally, Cumberland Valley is a good barometer opponent to test how you handle stout pressure, but the Eagles are not the brawny, and physical team of years past. The Crusaders’ impressive speed easily handled CV’s secondary. McDevitt running back Marquese Williams, coming off an injury, broke a couple of runs that showed he is up to speed, and that is bad news for post-season opponents.
McDevitt’s senior quarterback Lek Powell completed 75 percent of his passes for nearly 200 yards and four touchdowns, and his arm strength is clearly a couple of notches stronger.
What is not difficult to tell this time is that this weapon-loaded football team will assuredly be playing when the nights are more frigid, not just chilly, come playoff time.
By Chris Heisey, The Catholic Witness