La Salle College bests State College in Class AAAA

December 19, 2009 3:24:59 PM PST
Sam Feleccia ran for 156 yards and posted one of three rushing touchdowns, leading La Salle College High School to a 24-7 win over State College in the PIAA Class AAAA final.

Feleccia's 55-yard scamper pushed the Explorers ahead 24-0 with 4:04 left in the third, sealing victory Saturday for the Philadelphia Catholic League power. La Salle College owned a 17-0 halftime edge, outgaining the West Champion Little Lions 213-60 in yardage.

The Little Lions' (12-3) only highlight came from Penn State recruit Alex Kenney's 96-yard kickoff return deep in the third quarter. It was the second longest in PIAA history.

Earlier, Explorers kicker Mike Bennett set a new PIAA mark, bouncing a 37-yard field goal through the uprights to cap La Salle College's 12-play opening drive.