WHO: Bishop Lynch Friars vs Nolan Catholic Vikings
WHERE: Roffino Stadium, Dallas
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 5 @ 7:00 pm
RECORDS: Bishop Lynch is 2-2; Nolan Catholic is 5-0
LAST GAME: Bishop Lynch def. ISB 56-0; Nolan Catholic def. Lincoln 59-0
RANKINGS: Bishop Lynch is ranked No. 3 in the TAPPS D1 Coaches Poll; Nolan is ranked No. 7
The Vikings put up an average of 309 yards and 44 points per game behind a balanced attack (160 pass yards, 149 rush yards). Quarterback Luke Macias has passed for 724 yards with 9 TD and just 2 interceptions while completing 44-of-66 attempts. Emeka Megwa (29-212-3), Clay Campbell (27-165-4) and Trae King (10-165-1) each pose threats in the running game. Danny Taylor (11-167-1), Sam Hicks (9-154-3), Irene Ngabonzia (10-151-2), Chance Cover (6-119-1) and Marvin Young (4-94-2) are dangerous receivers.
The Viking defense has posted consecutive shutouts entering Friday's game and surrendered just 3 touchdowns in 5 games. The unit is allowing just 96 yards and 4.6 points per contest. During the Vikings' most impressive win – a 33-17 win at Celina – the Vikings held the Bobcats to just 230 yards and 3-for-14 on third downs. Against Lincoln, the Viking defense allowed just 54 yards, giving up 19 yards on 26 carries and holding Lincoln to 0-or-7 on third downs.
Seven players scored touchdowns in last week's blowout of IBS, with Charles Crawford scoring twice for the second game in a row. Crawford has 4 rushing touchdowns in his 2 starts. Sophomore Kaidon Salter passed for a score and ran for another for the second consecutive game. The Friar offense is averaging 32.8 points and 232 yards per game.
The Bishop Lynch defense has gone 11 straight quarters without allowing a touchdown and is allowing just 11.8 points and 191.5 yards per contest. Through 4 games, the Friar defense has posted 48 tackles for loss, 21 hurries, 18 sacks and forced 10 turnovers. Warren Walls and Ayden Howard have dominated up front, combining for 19 TFL, 7 sacks, and 8 hurries.