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Unbeaten Downingtown East overcomes slow start, Roman Catholic

PHILADELPHIA – Downingtown East  overcame a 21-point first quarter deficit to keep its perfect record intact Saturday afternoon, knocking off Roman Catholic 37-27 behind a balanced offensive attack and opportunistic defense.

Quarterback Bryce Lauletta ran for two touchdowns and threw for another during a 110-yard passing effort as the Cougars (3-0) ran off 37 unanswered points spanning the final three quarters.

D-East did most of its damage on the ground, with Tim Aivado picking up 106 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries to key a 208-yard rushing effort. But it was Lauletta’s 35-yard touchdown pass to Albert Choi in the third quarter that gave the Cougars the lead for good at 25-21 following Garvey Jonassaint’s 17-yard TD burst early in the second half.

Jim Basili’s 60-yard interception return closed out the impressive run in the fourth quarter for D-East, which also got a pick from Trent McNally.

Downingtown East 37, Roman Catholic 27
D-East     0 13 12 12 – 37
Roman     21  0   0  6 – 27
First quarter
RC-Harris 30 run (Flaherty kick)
RC-Griffin 57 run (Flaherty kick)
RC-Griffin 32 pass from Harris (Flaherty kick)
Second quarter
DE-Lauletta 2 run (Good kick)
DE-Lauletta 7 run (kick failed)
Third quarter
DE-Jonassaint 17 run (kick blocked)
DE-Choi 35 pass from Lauletta (kick blocked)
Overtime
DE-Aivado 3 run (kick failed)
DE-Basili 60 interception return (kick blocked)
RC-Harris 97 kickoff return (pass failed)
TEAM STATISTICS
D-East
 
Roman
12
First downs
10
51-208
Rushes-yards
31-211
110
Passing yards
41
318
Total Yards
252
8-15-1
Passes C-A-I
3-8-2
NA
Fumbles-lost
NA
5-50
Penalties-yards
7-65
NA
Punts-average
NA
 
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
D-East: Aivado 22-106, TD; Jonassaint 12-46, TD; Stocker 7-32; Lauletta 8-18, TD; Umberger 2-2
Roman: Griffin 3-102, TD; Michel 3-59, TD; Harris 6-26, TD; Cooper 8-17; Harrison 1-5; Spann 1-0; Grosse 3-(-8)
Passing
D-East: Lauletta 8-15-1, 110, TD
Roman: Harris 1-1-0, 35; Grosso 2-7-2, 6
Receiving
D-East: Choi 1-35, TD; Stocker 2-24; Riley 2-19; Jonassaint 1-14; Long 1-9; Aivado 1-5
Roman: Griffin 1-32, TD; Harrison 1-7; Harris 1-2
Interceptions: D-East – McNally, Beselli. Roman – Cooper
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