Bishop McGuinness edges Bishop Kelley 28-24 in 5A quarterfinals
BY MICHAEL HARRIS World Correspondent
Saturday, November 17, 2012
11/17/12 at 6:23 AM
Bishop Kelley entered Friday night's Class 5A quarterfinal rematch against cross-state rival Bishop McGuinness seeking revenge for a loss earlier this season, but it was the visiting Fighting Irish who retained control of the Shillelagh Trophy with a 28-24 victory.
The Comets (9-3) clawed back from an early 14-point deficit to take a 24-21 lead with three minutes to play, but had no answer as McGuinness quarterback Jacob Lewis continued his dominant performance late in the game.
The junior - who finished the night with 402 all-purpose yards - led a 7-play, 74-yard drive he capped with a 3-yard quarterback draw to give the Irish their go-ahead score with a minute to play.
"He's a guy who's thrown for over 2,000 yards, but he's also rushed for over a thousand," said McGuinness coach Justin Jones. "He's a warrior and the guy that's our home run threat."
The Irish (12-1) drew first blood at the 6:22 mark of the first quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run by Lewis, then added another score minutes later with a 12-yard TD grab by receiver Cody Chancellor.
Kelley's defense forced three-and-outs on McGuinness' next two possessions, however, setting up a 10-yard touchdown run by junior Thomas Bingham halfway through the second quarter.
The Comets evened the score 14-14 on their next possession as senior Austin Morris found himself on the receiving end of a 70-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brady Goforth. The TD was the 36th of Morris' career, tying Bishop Kelley's all-time record.
Comet defensive lineman Cody Davis picked off a Lewis pass on the first Irish snap of the next drive, then rumbled 35 yards to the endzone to give Kelley a 21-14 lead at the half.
"Any time you've got to play a team two times that's the caliber of Bishop Kelley, it's tough," Jones said.
McGuinness faces Midwest City Carl Albert in the 5A State Semifinals on Friday.
Bishop McGuinness 28, Bishop Kelley 24
M: Lewis 4 run (Berney kick)
M: Chancellor 12 pass from Lewis (Berney kick)
K: Bingham 10 run (Siddiki kick)
K: Morris 70 pass from Goforth (Siddiki kick)
K: Davis 35-yard INT return (Siddiki kick)
M: Lewis 74 run (Berney kick)
K: Siddiki 33 FG
M: Lewis 3 run (Berney kick)
Original Print Headline: McGuinness tops Bishop Kelley