Written by: Big 33 Staff on June 17, 2006.
Pennsylvania surprised many as they ripped off an unanswered 40 points on the Buckeye State giving the team a 61-42 victory.
It looked grim for Pennsylvania as starting quarterback Pat Devlin (Downingtown East) had his first 2 of 3 passes intercepted by the Ohio squad which led to a 10-0 lead behind a 22 yard touchdown run by “Mr. Ohio,” Delone Carter as well as a David Brewer field goal. PA answered back with an 81 yard touchdown connection between Devlin and Aaron Berry which was followed by a Mike Scherpenberg 33 yard touchdown pass to Derrell Johnson.
Michigan State bound, Dixon had the first score of the second half by racing for a 56 yard touchdown run to bring the lead to 28-21 which was followed by a Dave Williams touchdown reception. After an interception of Mike Scherpenberg, the PA squad used a trick play via a halfback throw from Da’Rel Scott to eventual game MVP Dave Williams to bring the score to 33-28. After an interception by Carlisle alum, Clem Johnson, Devlin continued his improved play with a 13 yard touchdown run of his own to increase the lead even more to 40-28.
Ohio made a valiant effort as Delone Carter once again ripped off another amazing run—this one of 78 yards to bring the score to 54-34. After attempting to use the Big 33’s rule of allowing a team behind by more than nine points to receive the ball after a score, it backfired on the Ohio squad as Elijah Fields intercepted the pass and took in for the score for 58 yards.
Ohio tacked on one more touchdown by quarterback Drew Kuhn who also scored on the proceeding two point conversion try.