WHO: Bishop Lynch Friars vs ISB Pumas (Hollywood, FL)
WHERE: Roffino Stadium, Dallas
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28 @ 7:00 pm
RECORDS: Bishop Lynch (1-2); ISB (0-5)
LAST GAME: Bishop Lynch (canceled vs OD Wyatt due to weather); ISB (lost to Odessa Permian, 70-8)
RANKINGS: Bishop Lynch (No. 7 in TAPPS D1); ISB (unranked)
It's difficult to dig up numbers for teams out of state, but at least we have something to go by, thanks to a pair of games played by International School of Broward in the state of Texas. The Pumas are averaging just 6.4 points per game and were held to just 64 total yards of offense (minus-32 rushing) in last week's loss to Permian. Broward's only touchdown came on a pass from Lavar Williams to Tavaras Ball in the final period. In an earlier meeting against Fort Worth All Saints, the Pumas had 272 total yards, but again negative in the rushing column (minus-14). Hall passed for 210 yards and a score, Andy Vieux had 163 yards and a touchdown on 4 catches and Dmitri Jean caught two passes for 99 yards and a score.
The Pumas surrender an average of 51.6 points per game and have had 70+ scored on them in consecutive weeks. Permian did all its damage against the ISB defense on the ground, rushing for almost 400 yards without attempting a single pass. ISB trailed 56-0 at the half last week. ISB allowed six passing touchdowns in the loss to All Saints, trailed 67-0 at the half against Crestview (FL) and has only held one opponent to less than 48 points all season.
BISHOP LYNCH OFFENSE
The Friars got a much-needed shot of adrenaline their last time out in the form of junior Charles Crawford, who started in the backfield and ripped off 135 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 8 carries in an impressive 42-point outing last week, helping their season averages climb to 25 points and 226 yards per game. Jordan Hudson finally found some breathing room and ran for 68 yards and a score and the Friars totaled 304 yards on the ground (364 total). Sophomore quarterback Kaidon Salter threw his first varsity TD pass and ran for his first varsity score.
BISHOP LYNCH DEFENSE
The Friars looked like their old self, holding Centennial to just 141 yards and only 40 yards on 43 carries. In addition, they also recorded 19 tackles for loss, 6 sacks and blocked a pair of Centennial punts in an all-around dominant effort. Gabriel Murphy had 10 tackles, Grayson Murphy had 9 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and forced a fumble. Warren Walls had 1.5 sacks and 5 tackles for loss. Michael Schwartz (2 TFL, ½ sack, FR), Caleb Ajakaiye (2 TFL, sack), Caleb Williams (TFL, ½ sack, blocked kick) and Ayden Howard (2 TFL, sack) helped the Friars dominate at the line of scrimmage.