PJP II Student Seriously Injured in Game Against Methacton

Junior Nick Howarth was transported via medical helicopter to University of Pennsylvania hospital for serious injuries at the weekend game.

According to The Times Herald, Pope John Paul II High School junior Nick Howarth was seriously injured while playing in a football game against Methacton High School on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Howarth was reportedly “sandwiched on a kickoff return,” and lay immobilized on the field for approximately 20 minutes before being taken away in an ambulance. Howarth was said to be responsive, but was transported by medevac to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. He was listed in serious condition.

The PJP II Golden Panthers sustained another injury, according to the Herald, when quarterback James Bleming, another junior, was hit by the goal line and left with a collarbone injury that may end the season for him.

The Methacton Warriors defeated the PJP II Golden Panthers 35-13 in their first victory of the season in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.

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