BACK ON TRACK: Friars crush Centennial in home opener

The Friars took the field for the first time Friday against Frisco Centennial. (Photo by Andy Reine)
The Friars took the field for the first time Friday against Frisco Centennial. (Photo by Andy Reine)

There's no place like home. Just ask the Bishop Lynch Friars. After starting the season with two tough contests away from home, the Friars (1-2) treated a patient home crowd to a 42-3 win over Frisco Centennial at Roffino Stadium.

The game was delayed for an hour due to lightning in the area with just 15 seconds run off the first quarter clock. One the teams returned, however, the Friars wasted little time in rewarding Friar fans for waiting out the weather.

Charles Crawford started in the backfield for the first time this season and ran for a career-best 135 yards and 2 scores on just 8 touches, sparking a dominant running game that gained more than 300 yards and averaged better than 8 yards per carry.

Jordan Hudson scored his fourth touchdown of the season, Kaidon Salter threw for one and ran for another – the first touchdowns of his varsity career – and Plae Wyatt scored on a run. Salter's scoring pass went to Davis Kaul, who recorded his first varsity score.

The Friar defense held the Titans (1-2) to just 1 yard per carry, tallied 19 tackles for loss, 6 sacks and blocked 2 punts, looking like the dominant unit that punished opponents in 2017.

 

KEY PLAYERS

Elijah Sisk and Caleb Williams were responsible for the blocked punts, each of which set up Friar touchdowns. 

Grayson Murphy finished with 9 tackles (4 for loss), a pair of sacks, 4 hurries and forced a fumble.

Warren Walls was unblockable, recording 9 tackles (5 for loss) and 1.5 sacks. Walls has at least one sack in each game this year.

Michael Schwartz recovered a fumble while Jayden Evans and Byron Brown jumped on the blocked punts. 

Carson Garrett was wide right on a long field goal attempt but hit all 6 PATs and put all 7 of his kickoffs into the end zone, 4 of which went for touchbacks. 

 

NEXT GAME

The Friars are on the road again Friday to face O.D. Wyatt (1-2) at Clark Stadium in Fort Worth. Like the Friars, the Chaparrals bounced back from an 0-2 start with a big win last week. Wyatt is playing at home for the first time this season, where they were 5-0 last year. The game can be heard live on the BL Athletics YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BishopLynchAthletics/live.

 

SCORING SUMMARY

Friday, Sept. 14 @ Roffino Stadium

FC        0          0          3          0 — 3  

BL        14        14        7          7 — 42

 

Scoring

BL – Charles Crawford 18-yard run (Carson Garrett kick)

BL – Plae Wyatt 9-yard run (Garrett kick)

BL – Crawford 1-yard run (Garrett kick)

BL – Jordan Hudson 1-yard run (Garrett kick)

FC – Caleb Leal 30-yard FG

BL – Davis Kaul 59-yard pass from Kaidon Salter (Garrett kick)

BL – Salter 21-yard run (Garrett kick)

 

Team Stats                 FC                    BL

1stDowns                    18                    12

Total Yards                  141                  364

Pass Yards                   98                    60

C-A-I                            9-19-0             4-6-0

Rushing                       40-43               34-304

Penalties                     1-10                 10-94

Fumbles lost               1                      0          

Turnovers                    1                      0