Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Malcolm Perry Interviewed on Dan Patrick Show

Malcolm Perry was interviewed on the Dan Patrick Show on Deceimber 16.  During the interview Perry discussed Navy's big win against Army, his first game at Navy, and his thoughts on the NFL.

You can see a video of the interview below.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Navy 31, Army 7 - Final

Fourth Quarter

Navy ran out the clock and earned a 31-7 win to end Army’s three-game winning streak and to bring home the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy.

Army threw an INT on their third play of their next drive.  Tyler Pistorio picked off the pass from Kelvin Hopkins.

Navy scored again following the Army fumbled.  Malcolm Perry stole the show with a 15-yard TD run giving Perry 304 rushing yards on the day and a new single game rushing record in the Army-Navy game.  The Mids have a 31-7 lead with 1:42 remaining.  Navy’s scoring drive was 6-47-3:17.

Army was able to move the ball on their ensuing drive, but fumbled the ball on their own 47.  J’arius Warren recovered for the Mids with 4:59 left in the game.

Navy was unable to move the ball and punted on a three-and-out.  Army takes over at their own 22.

Army finally was able to move the ball on their next drive.  The carried the ball for 22 yards and completed a pass for 8.  However, when facing a 4th-and-3 on the Navy 38, Jackson Springer from Navy tackled Sandon McCoy for a one yard loss turning the ball back over to the Midshipmen.

Navy’s drive started on their own 40 yard line.  Perry and Carothers were once again the only offensive players other than center Ford Higgins who touched the ball on the drive.  Perry carried the ball for 39 yards and Carothers for 3.  Bijan Nichols capped off the drive with a 37-yard field goal giving Navy a 24-7 lead with 12:48 left in the game.  The Navy scoring drive was 9-40-3:15.

Third Quarter

The sputtering Army offense suffered another three-and-out losing 6 yards on the drive.

Perry, Carothers, and the offensive line drove down the field again for Navy.  Perry carried three times for 25 yards.  Carothers added 20 yards on four carries including a 5-yard run for a Navy touchdown.  The Mids lead Army, 21-7 with 4:53 remaining the third quarter.  The Navy scoring drive was 7-45-3:53.

The Black Knights’ ensuing drive struggled from the beginning.  Army had two penalties on the drive that put them well behind the chains.  A sack on Christian Anderson put Army in 4th-and-23 situation forcing a punt back to Navy.

Navy took the opening kickoff of the second half. The Mids drove down the field on the shoulders of Perry and Carothers.  Perry carried for 43 yards on two carries and Carothers gained 13 yards on four carries. The Mids faced a 4th-and-4 on the Army 12 when Bijan Nichols’ field goal attempt was blocked by Elijah Riley and Army takes over on their own 20.

Second Quarter

The Mids out together a 12-play, 91-yard scoring drive that left just 6 seconds on the clock in the first half.  Malcolm Perry and Jamale Carothers were the workhorses on the drive, each carrying the ball 5 times.  Carothers gained 18 yards and Perry ran for 69.  The drive was capped off by a trick play on the one yard line.  Perry pitched the ball to Chance Warren on a reverse.  Warren then completed a one yard TD pass to Carothers to put Navy up 14-7 with 0:06 left in the half. The half ended on the Navy kickoff.

Army’s offense was stumped with a 3-and-out and punted the ball back to the Mids with 4:42 remaining in the half.

Navy was unable to sustain a drive either as Army’s defense held the Mids to just 19 yards on 6 plays.  The Midshipmen punted the ball away on a 4th-and-1 on their own 22.

Army was able to rush for only 17 yards on their next drive.  The Mids forced Army to punt facing a 4th-and-three on their own 42.

Navy countered Army’s scoring drive with a 4-play drive of their own.  The Midshipmen drive didn’t take the time that Army’s did.  The Mids scored on a 55-yard run by Malcolm Perry.  The Navy scoring drive was 4-75-1:53.  Navy ties the game, 7-7 with 13:34 remaining in the second quarter

First Quarter

The Black Knights took over on their own 22 yard line following Navy’s punt.  Army executed a perfect 18 play, 78 yard drive to take the early lead.  Army passed the ball just one time on the drive, a 10-yard pass from Junior QB, Christian Anderson to Cam Harrison. Anderson carried the ball 9 times on the drive for 48 yards including a 5-yard TD run.  Army leads Navy, 7-0 with 0:17 remaining in the first quarter.  The Army scoring drive was 18-78-10:41.

The Midshipmen started their first drive of the game on their own 32.  Three consecutive runs gained nine yards and the Mids punted the ball back to Army with a 3-and-out of their own.

Army started their opening drive at their own 24.  The Navy defense was solid and forced a 3-and-out.

Navy won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

PIAA State Football Championships

The PIAA football championships will take place December 5-7, 2019 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

A - December 5 - 1:00 PM
Bishop Guilfoyle (6-1) vs. Farrell (10-1)

Farrell 10-7, OT

AA - December 6 - 1:00 PM
Southern Columbia (4-1) vs. Avonworth (7-1)

Southern Columbia 76-7

AAA - December 7 - 1:00 PM
Wyoming Area (2-1) vs. Central Valley (7-1)

Wyoming Area 21-14

AAAA - December 5 - 7:00 PM
Dallas (2-1) vs. Thomas Jefferson (7-1)

Thomas Jefferson 46-7

AAAAA - December 6 - 7:00 PM
Cheltanham (1-1) vs. Archbishop Wood (12-1)

Archbishop Wood 19-15

AAAAAA - December 7 - 7:00 PM
Central Dauphin (3-1) vs. St. Joseph's Prep (12-1)

St. Joseph's Prep 35-13

Friday, November 29, 2019

PIAA Football Playoff Semi-Finals

PIAA football playoff schedule for November 29 and 30

Downingtown West (13-1) vs. Central Dauphin (11-2) at Coatesville, 7 p.m.
Central Catholic (12-1) vs. St. Joseph’s (10-2) at Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium, 1 p.m.

Gateway (12-2) vs. Archbishop Wood (9-3) at Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium, 1 p.m
Cocalico (11-2) vs. Cheltenham (13-1) at Hersheypark Stadium, 6 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson (14-0) vs. Lampeter-Strasburg (11-3) at Hollidaysburg, 1 p.m.
Jersey Shore (11-3) vs. Dallas (14-0) at Danville, 6 p.m.

Central Valley (12-1) vs. Bald Eagle Area (11-3) at Moon, 7 p.m.
Wyoming Area (12-1) vs. Tamaqua (12-2) at Wyoming Valley West, 7 p.m.

Wilmington (12-0) vs. Avonworth (14-0) at Slippery Rock High School, 6 p.m.
Southern Columbia (14-0) vs. Richland (13-0) at Selinsgrove, 7 p.m.

Clairton (11-2) vs. Farrell (12-2) at North Allegheny, 7 p.m.
Bishop Guilfoyle (11-2) vs. Lackawanna Trail (10-3) at Danville, 1 p.m.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Navy 35, SMU 28 - Final


Fourth Quarter

Navy decided to keep the ball in the hands of Malcolm Perry.  The Mids faced a 4th-and-2 on the Navy 31 yard line and SMU had an offside penalty called sealing the win for Navy.  After the play, an SMU coach got an unsportsmanlike penalty moving the ball into SMU territory.  Navy took a knee two times and picked up the win, 35-28.

SMU drove the ball the length of the field but couldn’t put points on the board.  Buechele completed 3 passes on the drive for 32 yards.  Proche caught 2 passes and Sanders caught the other.  Jones carried the ball 5 times for 16 yards.  SMU faced a 4th-and-4 on the Navy 12 and threw and incomplete pass turning the ball over to Navy.

Navy’s drive started with an incomplete pass and a carry for no gain.  On third and 10, Malcolm Perry sprinted 70 yards for a Navy score.  The Mids lead 35-28 with 6:11 left in the game.  Navy’s scoring drive was 3-70-0:50.

SMU could not get a first down on their drive and punted the ball back to Navy.  There is 7:01 left in the game.

Navy recovered the SMU onside kick attempt. Malcolm Perry had a big 9 yard carry to the SMU 40. An 8 yard pass to Warren gave Navy a first down at the 30.  Navy was unable to get another first down and turned the ball over on downs at the SMU 29. There is 8:28 remaining in the game with the score tied at 28. 

SMU started their drive on their own 15 after returning the kickoff from the end zone.  Jones carried three consecutive times for 12 yards.  Buechele then connected with Rashee Rice for 61 yards and a TD to tie the game at 28-28 with 12:14 left in the game.  SMU’s scoring drive was 6-85-2:05.

Third Quarter

On Navy’s next drive, Perry hit Mitchell for a 15 yard completion to the Navy 46.  On the next play, Nelson Smith barreled up the middle for 15 yards to the SMU 46.  Makekau then carried for 9 yards and Perry dropped back to pass but ran for 17 yards to the SMU 13.  The third quarter ended with navy trailing, 21-20.  Perry completed a 13 yard TD pass to Mitchell, his first career TD.  The Mids converted a 2 point conversion with a pass from Perry to Williams.  The Mids lead SMU, 28-21 with 14:19 left in the game.  The Navy scoring drive was 10-76-3:48.

Navy forced another three-and-out on the SMU offense.

Navy opened their drive with a 20 yard pass to Ryan Mitchell to the Navy 40.  Three of the next four plays were 10 yard carries or more.  Makekau had a 10 yard carry and Perry had carries of 12 and 24.  Navy had a 1st-and-10 on the SMU 12 but had to settle for a 24 yard field goal by Bijan Nichols.  Navy cut SMU’s lead to 21-20 with 4:04 left in the third quarter.  The Navy scoring drive was 9-73-4:22.  It was announced the Maloy and Cooper would not return due to injuries.

SMU’s Tyler Page returned Navy’s kickoff to the Navy 37 yard line.  Three incomplete passes forced SMU to punt the ball back to the Mids.

Navy received the opening kickoff o the second half.  The Mids drove down the field systematically putting 7 on the board following a 13 play drive.  Perry completed two passes on the drive, an 8 yarder to Cooper and a 33 yard strike to Williams.  Perry also carried the ball seven times including the one yard TD carry that pulled Navy to within 4 of SMU.  SMU leads Navy 21-17 with 8:58 left in the third quarter..  Navy’s scoring drive was 13-75-6:02.

Second Quarter

Navy handed the ball off to Carothers who ran for 4 yards and the half ended with Navy trailing SMU, 21-10.

SMU moved the ball into Navy territory with some short passes, but the Mustangs were forced to punt the ball back to Navy with less than 10 seconds remaining in the half.

Navy’s ensuing drive was inconsistent.  Makekau had a 13 yard carry to the Navy 38.  On the next play, Perry connected with Cooper for 23 yards to the SMU 39.  Navy attempted a 4th-and-9 conversion on the SMU 38 and couldn’t convert giving the ball back to SMU.

SMU didn’t waste any time getting back on the scoreboard.  On first down from the Navy 42, Buechele connected with Rashee Rice for 33 yards to the Navy 9.  On the next play, Jones ran 9 yards to the end zone giving SMU a 21-10 lead with 4:01 left in the second quarter.  SMU’s scoring drive was 2-42-0:22.

Navy was forced to punt on a three-and-out that included two sacks of Malcolm Perry.

SMU started the drive at their own 25 yard line. Buechele completed a 30-yard pass to .to Kyle Gransen to the Navy 41.  Following a holding call on SMU, Buechele completed a 14 yard pass to Proche to the Navy 37.  On a 4th-and-3 play, Navy was called for pass interference at the Navy 30.  On another 4th down attempt, SMU’s Xavier Jones carried the ball 11 yards to the Navy 11.  Two plays later, Buechele connected an with Proche for an 8-yard scoring pass.  Robledo converted the PAT and SMU has a 14-10 lead.  SMU’s scoring drive was 12-75-5:22.

First Quarter

Navy was charged with a personal foul on the kickoff and now start their drive on their own 13 yard line.  Tazh Maloy opened the drive with a 9 yard carry to the 22.  Facing a 4th-and-1 on their own 22, Navy converted with a one yard carry by Perry.  SMU challenged the spot and the spot was confirmed.  On the next play, Perry completed a 32 yard pass to Makekau to the SMU 45.  The first quarter ended with the score tied, 7-7.  Offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper kept the ball on the ground in the hands of Perry and Carothers.  The Mids faced another 4th down and planned to go for it until a false start was called forcing a 4th-and-8 at the SMU 24.  Instead, Nichols avenged his miss in the first quarter by converting a 41 yard FG with 11:44 remaining in the second quarter. Navy leads SMU 10-7.  The Navy scoring drive was 11-63-5:37.

SMU’s CJ Sanders took Navy’s kickoff and returned it 100 yards for a TD.  Kevin Robledo converted the PAT and the score is now tied, 7-7.

Navy takes over on their own 35 as today’s attendance was announced - 33,732.  Three consecutive runs to start the drive was capped off by a 21 yard run by CJ Williams to the SMU 35.  A 9-yard carry by Keoni-Kordell Makekau moved the ball to the Mustang 26.  Three plays later and Chance Warren took a reverse pitch 22 yards for the TD.  Nichols converted the PAT and Navy’s scoring drive was 8-65-3:28.  Navy leads SMU 7-0.

The Navy defense forced a SMU three-and-out and the Mustangs punted to the Navy 35.

The Mids took over on their own 25 yard line following the SMU turnover.  Navy threw the ball on their third play from scrimmage and Malcolm Perry completed a 10 yard pass to Mychal Cooper for a Navy first down.  On their first fourth down attempt of the game, Navy faced a 4th-and-1 from their own 49.  Perry made a pitch on the left side to Jamale Carothers who sprinted 22 yards to the SMU 29 yard line.  Navy called their second timeout of the half following the Carothers run.  The Mids attempted a 41 yard field goal and freshman kicker Bijan Nichols missed wide right.

SMU started their drive on their own 25.  A 33 yard pass from Shane Buechele to Tyler Page to the Navy 30 yard line. On the next play Xavier Jones carried the ball 3 yards before fumbling the ball.  Mike Flowers forced the fumble that was recovered by Jackson Pittman. 

SMU has won the toss and elected to receive.

Pregame notes - 

Players to Watch


QB Malcolm Perry - 182 carries, 1159 yards, 16 TDs - 32 completions, 758 yards, 5 TDs
FB Nelson Smith - 105 carries, 520 yards, 7 TDs
WR Mychal Cooper - 12 receptions, 314 yards, 2 TDs

LB Diego Fagot - 69 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FF
DB Kevin Brennan - 53 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT
LB Jacob Springer - 51 tackles, 12 TFL, 7 sacks, 3 FF


QB Shane Buechele - 249 completions, 3195 yards, 28 TDs
RB Xavier Jones - 196 carries, 1089 yards - 18 TDs
WR James Proche - 88 receptions, 1008 yards, 12 TDs
WR Reggie Roberson, Jr. - 43 receptions, 803 yards, 6 TDs

LB Richard McBryde - 72 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 1 FR, 1 FF
LB Patrick Nelson - 61 tackles, 12 TFL, 9.5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR, 1 FF
DE Deontae Scott - 29 tackles, 14 TFL, 8 sacks, 2 FF

Navy (7-2, 5-1 AAC) hosts SMU (9-1, 5-1 AAC) in Senior Day at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this afternoon at 3:30.  Both teams are still battling for a chance to play in the AAC Championship game scheduled for December 7.

Thirty-two seniors will play their last game in Annapolis this afternoon.  The seniors and their families will be recognized during pregame following the National Anthem and the flyover.