East Catholic Loses Thanksgiving Game to Northwest Catholic

The Eagles football squad suffered a tough loss to Northwest, which was led by dual threat Spencer MerkeL. He ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns while also intercepting two passes. Merkel ran for two TDs in the first to give the Lions a 15-6 lead. East Catholic narrowed the lead to 15-12 and then 25-20 on rushing touchdowns by Marc Zazzaro (19 carries. 108 yards) and Josh Mendoza, and then took a 28-25 lead on a goal-line score by Connor Hill in the third. Northwest eventually grabbed the lead back with just over four minutes remaining on a Merkel run, and he sealed the win with a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown. Both teams finished the season 5-5. Zazzaro ended his outstanding senior season with 1,367 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns.

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