Top-ranked Friars make statement with 51-10 rout of Bishop Dunne

Warren Walls (50) had 11 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble in last week's rout of Bishop Dunne.
Warren Walls (50) had 11 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble in last week's rout of Bishop Dunne.

The rivalry game hyped up for two whole weeks instead turned into an overwhelming display of power by the defending state champions. The top-ranked Friars (4-0, 1-0) dominated both sides of the ball in a 51-10 rout of Bishop Dunne on Friday at Roffino Stadium.

Dunne (1-2, 0-1) was held to just 208 total yards and didn't reach the end zone until the third quarter. The Falcons also lost their starting quarterback to injury and turned the ball over four times, a testament to the Friars' unrelenting defensive pressure.

Jacob Lewis turned in his best effort to date, rushing for 124 yards and a pair of scores, while Jarek Broussard added two rushing touchdowns and 142 yards, most of which came on an 89-yard run in the second half.

Jordan Hudson ran for a touchdown and Sam Vrana rushed for a score and passed for 101 yards in another turnover-free performance. The Friars have just two turnovers this season – none in the last three games. Bishop Lynch currently has a +12 turnover margin after four games.

Carson Garrett was perfect on PATs (6-for-6) and nailed a 45-yard field goal.

The Friars led just 13-3 at the half on the strength of 1-yard TD runs by Broussard and Vrana. However, they blew the game open with 17 points in the third, then 21 in the fourth for good measure.

Warren Walls spearheaded the Friars' defensive attack, finishing with 11 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble. Walls was named the SportsDay Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday.

Grayson Murphy (11), Gabriel Murphy (10), Daniel Packard (10) and Jeremy Irving (10) all reached double digits in tackles. Irving picked off his team-leading third pass of the season.

Jeremy Harris had an interception, Charles Crawford recovered a fumble and Aaron Hunter scooped up a fumbled caused by Walls and raced 62 yards for the final touchdown of the game.

The 10 points scored by Dunne is the highest total allowed by the defense this season. The Friars are allowing just six points per game through four weeks.

This Friday, Bishop Lynch takes a short drive to Addison to face Trinity Christian Academy (1-3, 1-0). The Trojans blew away John Paul II last week (53-7) for their first win of the season.

Kickoff from Tom Landry Stadium is scheduled for 7 pm.

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