Exeter Beats #11 seed Northern York in the District 3-5A Semifinals

Exeter knocked off #11 seed Northern York 21-7 in the District 3-5A semifinals at Don Thomas Stadium.  Richie Karstien rumbled for 175 yards and a score on 35 carries.  The 6’1, 215-pound senior has 1,541 rushing yards and 19 TD this season.  Mason Rotelli ran for one touchdown and threw another.  The 6’1 senior has passed for 1,513 yards and 22 TD as a first-year starter.  He’s three yards shy of 500 on the ground with eight more scores.  Rotelli connected with Penn State commit Joey Schlaffer for a 30-yard TD with seven minutes left for the final margin.  The 6’6, 215-pound senior had six receptions for 120 yards.  Schlaffer is averaging nearly 23 yards per catch this season with 11 TD.  The (12-0) Eagles are putting up 39 points per game.  Northern York was trying to reach its first District 3 championship game.  Exeter will host #12 seed Cocalico in the Class 5A Final. 

SVSPORTS caught up with Exeter G/LB Lucas Palange.  The 6’1, 235-pound senior leads the Eagles with 74 tackles.  Palange has 9 TFL and a pair of sacks.  Exeter is allowing just 11 points per game.  Palange is a returning starter and one of 17 seniors on the roster.  He carries a 4.0 GPA.


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