'Skins leave little doubt
By KEVIN COONEY
Bucks County Courier Times
For the few tenths of a second after the ball
tipped off of Ian Capanna’s right hand and popped four feet up into the air, one
thought crossed his mind.
Please don’t kill me. Please don’t kill me.
“You know that you are going to get hit,” said Capanna, a senior wide receiver
for Neshaminy’s football team. “But if you are going to take the hit, you hope
that it’s not too bad and you have to make sure that you’ve made the catch.”
Capanna made the catch and turned it into a touchdown. And right now, everything
that the Redskins are touching is turning to gold.
The Redskins were dominant on both sides and rolled to a 49-6 win over
Germantown of the Philadelphia Public League Friday night at Ben Johnston
Three weeks into the season, the Redskins are perfect at 3-0 — earning two of
their three victories on the road. When they head across the turnpike next
Thursday to face preseason favorite Abington, they will do so as a relatively
healthy team with a world of good feelings.
“That’s the biggest part of things for us,” Capanna said. “We saw last season
what can happen when you suffer injuries in the preseason when Kitt [Anderson,
the Redskins projected starting running back] went down. Now, we’re healthy and
we have a good deal of momentum going in.”
For Redskins coach Mark Schmidt, the best news out of this game was the fact
that it was over.
“Look, Germantown played us really tough,” Schmidt said. “They are a very
physical football team. There were a few things we could keep working on, but we
got the job done and now we go on and get ready on a short week.”
This one was never in much doubt right from the start. The Redskins scored on
their first five possessions of the game and activated the running clock mercy
rule on the second possession of the second half.
“This felt like a different type of game for us,” Capanna said. “Really, we
wanted to come in here , take care of business and get out as healthy as
September 15, 2007 7:12 AM