Archmere Defense Holds Strong in Win Over St. Mark's
On October 9, the Archmere football team used a last minute goal-line stand to hold off rival Saint Mark’s, 10-7, at home on Coaches Field. The Auks were up early with Chris Albero's 22-yard field goal followed by a successful drive by Declan Pearson '22, but Saint Mark's responded with a touchdown, keeping the score close at 10-7 by the end of the second quarter. The rest of the game was a defensive match-up.
After a scoreless third quarter, the last two minutes were the most thrilling:
"The Auks’ defense had to dig down deep as the Spartans picked up another first down at the Auks’ 30. A couple of short runs set up third and six. The Spartans called their final timeout to set up the play with 52 seconds left. Jack Burns threw a pass to Jabri White in the end zone that fell to the ground, but there was some contact, and the interference penalty, followed by another flag, gave the Spartans first and goal at the Auks’ 6 with 40 seconds left.
Artis got down to the 3 on two runs, but the clock ticked down to 19 seconds. The Spartans snapped the ball, and Artis was stopped at the one. The clock ran out before Saint Mark’s could get the fourth-down play off."
Archmere quarterback Chris Albero '23 had 106 yards rushing and threw for 78 yards as the team improved to 5-0. They host Tower Hill this Saturday at 2:00pm for Homecoming.