Bishop McCort defeats Greater Johnstown 49-33 in game of the week


LORETTO, Pa. (WTAJ) — Bishop McCort defeated Greater Johnstown 49-33 in a rivalry match for Week 2 of Sportsbeat’s Game of the Week.

Bishop McCort got the ball rolling after quarterback Trystan Fornari ran the ball into the endzone, and coming back for more after a successful run again on the two-point conversion with 10:11 left in the first quarter.

The Trojans scored with 6:18 left in the first quarter after a pass from Jon Updyke to Coby Christian. Updyke also scored an extra two points on a quarterback keep, tying it up 8-8.

Fornari answered again for the Crushers again three minutes later before taking a timeout with 3:46 remaining. Crushers took a timeout before the extra point, but Fornari ran it into the endzone for another two points yet again, leading 16-8.

The Trojans rebounded when Fornari fumbled the ball on a carry and Anthony Atwood recovered it, running for 81 yards to bring Greater Johnstown to 16-14. They were unable to score on a two-point conversion.

Bishop McCort scored again to increase their lead to 23-14, but a pass from Updyke to Christian closed the gap to 23-20 at the end of the first half.

In the second half, Fornari found Malik Tisinger in the end zone and a successful PAT put the Crushers up 30-20 with a minute and a half left in the third quarter. Bishop McCort scored again in the middle of the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 36-20 with 8:43 left in the game.

Brock Beppler went 57 yards for another Bishop McCort touchdown. The extra point was unsuccessful, and they were leading 42-20 with 7:35 remaining. However, the Trojans persisted after a touchdown from Tavione Thomas with six minutes left, 42-27.


Johnny Golden scored the final touchdown for Bishop McCort for the evening, placing the Crushers 48-27 before Anthony Atwood scored one last touchdown for the Trojans with 1:20 remaining.

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