AMBLER — Lansdale Catholic has sent its seniors in style, while youngsters like Yeboa Cobbold provide a dynamic glimpse of LC’s future.

“He’s a big, multi-purpose player for us,” Crusaders coach Dom D’Addona said of the freshman, who played multiple roles Saturday night. “We can snap the ball to him, throw the ball to him, he can come back, he plays defense. It’s going to be a pleasure coaching him for the next three years, that’s for sure.”

Cobbold caught a 13-yard touchdown pass at quarterback and ran 83 yards for another score to help lead the way to a convincing 47-18 victory over Cardinal O’Hara in a Philadelphia Catholic League Blue Division game in a chilly Wissahickon.

“We did it for the seniors,” said Cobbold, who rushed for 102 yards, received 94 yards and nearly added 6 yards on defense. “It’s a big win for us.”

Yeboah Cobbold threw for a touchdown and also scored a touchdown in Lansdale Catholic’s win over Cardinal O’Hara on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (Kev Hunter/MediaNews Group)

The Crusaders finished a remarkable season at 7-3 overall, including 4-3 in PCL Blue. LC narrowly missed the postseason, but went 0-9 in 2021 to make a big turnaround and set the table for what should be a promising 2023.

“Big momentum going into next year,” D’Addona said. “We’re going to have a great offseason and hopefully make the playoffs.”

The Crusader offense continued all evening, scoring three straight goals in the first half and four straight runs in the second half.

Senior Efrain Quiles was a force to be reckoned with, gaining 47 yards on six carries and rushing for a 13-yard TD for the game’s leading score.

Senior Josh Brown was a strong presence on the line of scrimmage, and on defense he had multiple tackles in the Lion backfield and had a tackle for loss. He also nearly scored a TD as a runner.

Lansdale Catholic's defense adjusts during the contest against Cardinal O'Hara.  (Kev Hunter/MediaNews Group)
Lansdale Catholic’s defense adjusts during the contest against Cardinal O’Hara. (Kev Hunter/MediaNews Group)

Senior Matt Dailey had a pair of catches for 20 yards and senior Gia Zito had a 13-yard touchdown run, one of seven times the Crusaders reached the end zone.

“The kids were determined to finish 7-3 and they practiced that way and came out and performed that way,” D’Addona said. “It was an attitude game for us. We wanted to go out and find out what we could do, which we did. We wanted to send the seniors off on a high note, and that’s what we did.”

Cobbold’s TD pass to Jack Tshetiak opened the scoring at 6-0. Czetiak, a sophomore, caught three balls – two for scores – for 29 yards.

“We were just getting the ball to our guys,” Cobbold said of the offense.

Jakai Streeter capped off a sensational sophomore season with a 23-yard run to make it 13-0 in the second quarter. Streeter rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Moments later, Cobbold found the lane and broke free for an 83-yard TD and 20-0 LC.

“The backbone of the offensive line,” Cobbold said. “We even had our quarterback (Cole Meehan) blocking. We all did our jobs tonight, we all did what we were supposed to do.”

John Weld returns to impersonate Cardinal O'Hara during his contest with Lansdale Catholic.  (Kev Hunter/MediaNews Group)
John Weld returns to impersonate Cardinal O’Hara during his contest with Lansdale Catholic. (Kev Hunter/MediaNews Group)

Both quarterbacks played well for their respective teams, with Meehan completing 11 of 18 passes for 176 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, and John Weld completing 16 of 31 targets for 213 yards and three touchdowns.

Welde hit Thomas Dugan for a 15-yard field goal and connected with Jeremiah Coleman for a 35-yarder to cut the deficit to 20-12 at halftime.

But the third quarter was all LC.

Streeter scampered in from five yards out, Meehan hit sophomore Jack Tshetiak for 13 yards, and Meehan later connected with Zito for his 13-yard touchdown to make it 40-12 LC.

The Lions (1-9 overall, 1-6 PCL Blue) scored again, with Welde hitting Gavin Lesage from 18 yards out and then Quiles turned on LC for the final blip on the scoreboard.

Lansdale Catholic 47, Cardinal O’Hara 18

O’Hara 0 12 0 6 – 18

LC 6 14 20 7 – 47

The first quarter

LC – Jack Tszetiak, 13 pass from Yeboa Cobbold (kick missed), 3:22.

The second quarter

LC – Jakahi Streeter 23 drive (Logan Jeffrey kick), 11:51.

LC – Cobbold 83 run (Jeffrey kick), 8:36.

CO – Thomas Dugan, 15 pass from John Weld (missed shot), 7:25.

CO – Jeremiah Coleman 35 pass from Welde (pass failed), :00.

The third quarter

LC – Streeter 5 run (Jeffrey kick), 10:47.

LC – Czetiak, 13 pass from Cole Meehan (Jeffrey kick), 5:35.

LC – Gio Zito 13 pass from Meehan (Jeffrey kick), 32.

The fourth quarter

CO – Gavin Lesage 18 pass from Velde (pass failed), 11:38.

LC – Quiles 13 runs (Jeffrey kick), 9:59.


First falls 18 24

Rashi-dvari 14-64 37-359

Passable (cai) 16-31-0 11-18-1

Passing yards 213,189

Total yards 277,548

Panty 5 1

Fumble loss 3-2 0-0

Penalty Yards 6-46 13-135

In a hurry

CO: John Shelton III 10-52; DaSean Foster 3-(-6); Jay Borelli 1-18.

LC: Jacahi Streeter 19-137, 2 TDs; Efrain Quiles 6-47, TD; Cole Meehan 3-36; Yeboa Cobbold 3-102, TD; James Jenkins 3-31; Josh Brown 2-9.


CO: Welde 16-31-213-3-0.

LC: Meehan 11-18-176-2-1; Cobbold 1-1-13-1-0.


CO: Ethan Schultz 2-19; Matt Hippert 1-6; Gavin Lesage 2-23, TD; Shelton III 1-8; Logan Maloney 3-33; Khalila Epps 2-13; Jeremiah Coleman 4-52, TD; Thomas Dugan 1-59, TD.

LC: Streeter 2-29; Jack Tshetiak 3-29, 2 TD; Gio Zito 1-13, TD; Matt Daly 2-20; Quilesa 1-4; Cobbold 3-94.


CO: Khalil Epps.