Donavan Catholic’s big play ability too much for Wall


    The Wall football team finished on the wrong side of a big-play bonanza on Friday against Donovan Catholic.

    In a rematch of last seasons Shore Conference championship pod final, the host Griffins got a measure of revenge with a 36-19 win over the Crimson Knights.

    The loss dropped Wall’s record to 2-3 on the season.

    The Griffins had 15 plays of 10 yards or more against the Crimson Knights and eight plays of 20 yards or more during the game, led by quarterback Jalin Butler, who had over 100 yards rushing and 200 yards passing.

    A 64-yard run by Butler set up the first touchdown of the game and set the tone for Donovan Catholic who never trailed against the Crimson Knights.

    The Wall offense tried to keep pace with the Griffins and wide receiver Jackson Coan had a career day with three touchdowns and 182 yards receiving, but it was not enough.

    The Griffins took a 21-12 lead at the half. Wall cut the advantage to 21-19, on a 66-yard pass from Jake Davis to Coan, but Donovan Catholic answered with a touchdown pass of its own to keep it a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

    Wall will host Lenape on Friday.