Sto-Rox – Bishop Canevin Preview
Written by: Josh Funk on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
The Game: Sto-Rox (7 AA) @ Bishop Canevin (7 AA)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. kickoff
2008 Record: Sto-Rox (1-0), Bishop Canevin (1-0)
About Sto-Rox: Sto-Rox enters this game after routing Cornell 53-19. Paul Jones, a future Division-1 prospect who will likely be one of the best quarterbacks in the 2009 recruiting class, is fresh off of an 11-for-17 effort which netted him 164 yards and a touchdown. Last season, Jones, only a sophomore, threw for 1,850 yards with 20 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
The last high-profile quarterback to come out of Viking land was Adam DiMichelle, who threw for 6,741 yards (10th best in PIAA history) and led Sto-Rox to a WPIAL runner-up finish in Class “A.” That Viking team scored an impressive 529 points in 13 games, an average of 40.7 points per game.
At the Vikings’ current pace, if they played 13 games at 53 points per game, they’d shatter the 529 mark with a whopping 689 total points, which would be a tie for 6th-best in PIAA history, matching the 1994 Manheim Central Barons’ output.
About Bishop Canevin: Bishop Canevin comes in with an impressive offensive resume as well after defeating Quaker Valley 43-14 in its season opener. The Crusaders are led by veteran head coach Bob Jacoby, who has won over 200 career games, including the 1990 WPIAL “AA” championship.
Canevin is led on the ground by Chris Walko (12 rushes, 79 yards, TD); Bruce Maloney (11 rushes, 72 yards, 4 TD); and Jeff Dobbins (4 rushes, 31 yards). As a team, the Crusaders ran for 218 yards against Quaker Valley.
Quarterback Lou Dipaolo is a cool 2-of-3 this season for 101 yards and a touchdown. Wideout Steven Frost caught both passes and averages over 50 yards per catch this year. Granted, it’s only after Week 1.
Defensively, Canevin is led by Matt Klein (14 tackles), Danny Hrapla (12 tackles, sack, fumble recovery), and Casey Shaneyfelt (7 tackles, 2 sacks).
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