POTTSVILLE — Kyle Kaledas returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown and also hauled in a 42-yard scoring pass as Nativity topped Perkiomen School 26-6 in a non-league football game Friday night.
Kaledas' second-quarter punt return put the Hilltoppers (2-3) up 7-0, then Nativity got a 75-yard kickoff return from Brady Morgan to open the second half and a 4-yard TD run from Ryan Searle later in the third quarter to take a 20-0 lead.
Daniel Lozada found Kaledas for the fourth-quarter scoring strike to make it 26-0 before Perkiomen School (2-2) got on the board on a 46-yard TD pass from Patrick Scotto to Isiah Smith."They are a better team than us,' Perkiomen School head coach Tom Calvario of the Hilltoppers. "They were ready to play and they lit us up on the offensive and defensive line. They are a much better team than their record shows.'
Smith caught three passes for 70 yarsd and Grant Briddell ran for a team-high 50 yards for the Perkiomen School.
Scotto was 5-for-18 for 136 yards and two interceptions as the Panthers turned the ball over four times.
"The turnovers really did us in and they scored on a kickoff return and a punt return,' Calvario said. We had two fumbles and two interceptions. You just can't do that and win.'
Nativity BVM 26
Perkiomen School 6
Perkiomen School 0 0 0 6 — 6
Nativity BVM 0 7 13 6 — 26
Nat-Kaledas 65 punt return (Foster kick)
Nat-Morgan 75 kick return (Foster kick)
Nat-Searle 4 run (kick failed)
Nat-Kaledas 42 pass from Lozada (kick failed)
PS-Smith 46 pass from Scotto (conversion failed)
First Downs 11 7
Rushing yards 123 76
Passing yards 136 82
Total yards 239 158
Passes C-A-I 5-18-2 7-10-0
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 3-2
Penalties-Yards 13-75 7-23
Punts-Avg. NA NA
Perkiomen School: Briddell, 9-50; Aaron, 15-41; Smith, 5-15; Scotto, 5-10; Forsbrenner, 1-7.
Nativity: Hoban, 3-48; Houseknecht, 5-17; Lozada, 10-4; Kaledas, 2-4; Searle, 6-2; 1 TD; Morgan, 1-2; Renninger, 3-(-1).
Perkiomen School: Scotto, 5-18-136, 1 TD, 2 INTs.
Nativity: Lozada, 7-10-82, 1 TD.
Perkiomen School: Smith; 3-70, 1 TD' Hampton; 2-66.
Nativity: Kaledas, 5-66, 1 TD; Hoban, 1-8; Houseknecht, 1-8.
Interceptions: Nativity-Searle, Kaledas.