Friars give Irving nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide

Grayson Murphy (8) and Nodebe Ifeacho (41) helped the Friar defense hold Irving to less than 100 total yards Friday.
Grayson Murphy (8) and Nodebe Ifeacho (41) helped the Friar defense hold Irving to less than 100 total yards Friday.

One week after giving their opposing quarterback fits in a season-opening road win, the Bishop Lynch Friars put the clamps on the run-heavy Irving Tigers to open the home schedule at Roffino Stadium.

Irving (1-1) ran the ball 35 times but managed just 48 yards (1.4 avg.) as the Friars (2-0) rolled to a 48-7 win in front of a large home crowd.

Jordan Hudson ran for three touchdowns while Jarek Broussard and Ryan Corcoran also scored on the ground. Sam Vrana hooked up with Jacob Lewis on a passing score as well as the Friars amassed 305 yards of offense despite running just 47 plays.

Grayson Murphy led a stellar defensive effort with 10 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. Daniel Packard had a team-high 12 tackles and Sean Reed recovered a fumble. Jeremy Irving had five tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception for the second straight game.

 Things went the way of the Friars from the opening kick, when Charles Crawford took the kickoff 84 yards for a Bishop Lynch touchdown. It was all Friars from that point and Irving wouldn't score until late in the fourth period.

Irving managed just 93 total yards and eight first downs offensively. The Tigers struggled mightily to move the chains, converting just 3-of-14 third down chances.

Bishop Lynch will hit the road this week looking to wrap up the non-district schedule with a perfect record as the Friars face the Kaufman Lions on Friday. Kickoff from Lions Stadium in Kaufman is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

No broadcast of the game will be available but updates throughout the contest will be posted to the athletics Twitter account: @blathletics.