The Cougars defeated visiting Newark Academy 27-7 on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in an exciting varsity football game on Parents Visiting Day.
“George School scored on its first possession when quarterback Kenneth Rodriguez ’19 ran five yards for a touchdown. Bennett Lichstein ’20 kicked the extra point and made it 7-0,” reported Karen Sangillo, correspondent for the Bucks County Courier Times. “The Cougars extended the lead to 13-0 on their next possession when running back Miles Pinnock ’19 rushed 78 yards for a touchdown.”
“We got on the board early for once and that was a good feeling,” Miles said. “That’s what we need to do.”
In the team’s next possession, Kenneth connected with Darrell Edwards ’18 for a 62-yard pass. “Miles put the exclamation point on the day for George School with a 26-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter,” said Karen.
“I’m not going to get too excited because we’ve still got two games to go,” said Miles. “We are 1-0 this week but, tomorrow, we’ll be back to 0-0 and we’ll focus on our next game.”
“One area in which the Cougars have improved is limiting their penalties. George School committed five for just 30 yards,” reported Karen.
“That’s a big improvement for us,” Captain Rex Trice ’18 said. “That just came from having a lot of young guys out there who don’t know what they’re doing. They don’t know what’s a late hit, what’s a hold, so as they’ve learned those things, we’ve improved in that area a lot.”
“It’s so exciting,” Rex continued. “We have such a young team this year. We only have a few seniors. I just love seeing the guys get better and seeing our team improve. I’m excited for the program, that down the line there are going to be a lot of guys now who are getting experience that will help them. Every game, we’re getting sharper.”
The Cougars have two remaining games this season. The first is against Jenkintown on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at home. They play at Pingry School on Friday, November 3, 2017.