Fast start paced Kids in 2016
In the 90th annual meeting on Thanksgiving Day between Catasauqua and Northampton (94th total), it was the Kids who came away with a convincing 42-25 victory on the road at Alumni Field.
The victory gave the Kids a 57-33-4 advantage in the series.
Northampton got off to a fast start in last year’s game, jumping out to a 21-0 advantage before the half. Catty would try to climb back into the game with two third quarter touchdowns but the Kids would maintain their advantage.
NHS was led by Jeremy Sell, who was named the MVP of the game for the Kids. Sell scored on runs of one, four and 35 yards to help propel the Kids. They were actually Sell’s first touchdowns of the season, a year in which the Kids went 2-10.
“It’s the best feeling in the world,” Sell would tell Press writer Zach Hottinger, who covered the game. “After the first one I just felt great, I didn’t want to stop. I knew that I would switch in but I didn’t expect any touchdowns.”
NHS senior Jared Stauffer rushed for 79 yards and also had a touchdown, while adding 97 receiving yards on the day. QB Colin Schucker threw for 150 yards while running for 69 and actually added 21 yards receiving as well.
In the third quarter, Catty tried to make a comeback and were led by some familiar names we may hear from this year as well.
Wil-Quon Clemons scored on a one-yard run and quarterback Andrew Brett hit Miguel Hernandez for a TD pass. Brett was named Catty’s MVP in the game and had a huge day as well. Brett threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns while adding 102 yards on the ground along with another touchdown.
Brett’s big play came in the fourth quarter when he scampered 47 yards for a TD, dodging multiple Northampton defenders in the process.