In search of its second District 1 Class AAA title in the last three seasons, Academy Park relied Friday night on a big second-half performance from Jawan Collins to reclaim the throne.

The senior rushed for three touchdowns in the half - two for more than 50 yards - to carry the top-seeded Knights to a 26-14 victory over No. 2 Upper Moreland at Plymouth Whitemarsh.

Entering the third quarter, Upper Moreland held a 14-6 lead on a pair of touchdown runs from Casey Decker and Rodney Morgan.

Collins' first score and the two-point conversion to follow tied it.

Academy Park last won the title in 2013.

District 1 AAAA Semifinal

Nyfease West rushed for two touchdowns in ninth-seeded host North Penn's 28-7 win over No. 13 Neshaminy.

Justin Ostopowicz and Dontae Stewart also ran for touchdowns.

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