1978 Recap

Written by: Big 33 Staff on August 5, 1978.


Quarterback Terry Rakowsky and running backs Barry Compton and Charlie Wysocki powered the East to a 28-6 decision over the West at Hershey.

The big surprise of this game was an East defensive unit that shut down a West attack that featured QBs Jim Kelley, Frank Rocco and Dan Daniels, along with running back Joel Coles.

Mike Munchak, Dave Pacella, Mike Corvino, John Kreider, Dan Lute, Gerry Rogers and Jeff Ogden led a suffocating defense. Ogden, from Steel-High, sacked Rocco three times and took MVP honors.

The East took a 7-0 halftime lead on an 11-yard run by Compton. Rakowsky’s 20-yard field goal made it 10-0. The North Schuykill QB then connected on a 64-yard TD pass to Jeff Wert on the first series of the fourth quarter.

Wysocki ran a yard for the next score, but Darnell Richardson returned the ensuring kickoff 95 yards for the West’s lone TD. Bob Zavarick of Mount Carmel closed out the scoring with the longest run from scrimmage, 56 yards.