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McCaskey holds off Reading High in football opener

Shymere Covington rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns as McCaskey held off Reading High 27-20 in a non-league football opener Saturday at Shirk Stadium.

The Red Tornado snapped a 26-game losing streak and picked up its first win since a 38-21 victory over the Red Knights on Sept. 15, 2018.

Daryonel Fontanez, playing quarterback for the injured Amier Burdine, threw touchdown passes of 89 yards to Jayse Ganns and of 48 yards to Deshawn Wilson.

Dezure Suber returned an interception 76 yards for a touchdown, which gave Reading High a 12-7 lead after the first quarter.

McCaskey took the lead for good when Matthew Remash threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Burks in the second quarter.

After the Tornado blocked a Knights punt early in the third, Kasir Taylor lobbed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Will Almeyda.to make it 21-12.

Reading had an opportunity to tie the game in the fourth quarter, driving to the McCaskey 21 before the Tornado defense held.


Source: Berkshire mont

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