Bishop Lynch outscored Parish Episcopal over the final three quarters of Friday's district opener, but it was the opening period that made the difference in the final outcome. Parish jumped out to a 10-0 lead at home before holding on for a 27-20 win over the Friars.
The Friars (3-3, 0-1) were slow to start on the blue turf, falling behind by double digits rather quickly. Despite outplaying the Panthers (6-1, 1-1) over the final three periods, that margin was too great to overcome. The loss put an end to the Friars' 3-game win streak.
Bishop Lynch got on the board in the second period, courtesy of Kaidon Salter's 8-yard pass to Charles Crawford, but a botched snap wiped out any chance of an extra point, leaving Parish with a 10-6 lead which grew to 13-6 at the half.
The Friars marched down the field to tie the game as the second half began, with Crawford crashing through for a 1-yard score. Parish scored late in the third to take a 20-13 lead after three periods.
Crawford found the end zone a third time early in the fourth to tie the game at 20-20, but a late Parish drive gave the Panthers the lead for good. Bishop Lynch drove into Parish territory for a final scoring chance but eventually turned the ball over on downs.
• Crawford added 3 touchdowns to his season total, giving him 12 in just 4 games as the starting running back. He finished the game with 110 yards rushing.
• Salter played his fourth consecutive turnover-free game
• Jaedon Wilson hauled in a career-best 5 passes.
• Carson Garrett was just short on a 52-yard field goal attempt. He also punted 4 times for a 45.8 average, including a 57-yarder and two kicks downed inside the 20.
The Friars are on the road again Friday to face rival Bishop Dunne at Earl Hayes Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm. Due to logistical limitations inside the stadium, no video or radio broadcast will be available.
Friday, Oct. 19 @ Gloria H. Snyder Stadium
BL 0 6 7 7 – 20
PE 10 3 7 7 – 27
PE – Preston Stone 2-yard run (Ryan Mortazavi kick)
PE – Mortazavi 37-yard field goal
PE – Mortazavi 25-yard field goal
BL – Crawford 1-yard run (Carson Garrett kick)
PE – Tyler Hamilton 75-yard pass from Stone (Mortazavi kick)
BL – Crawford 4-yard run (Garrett kick)
PE – Parker Stone 4-yard pass from Stone (Mortazavi kick)
TEAM STATS BL PE
First Downs 17 19
Total Yards 238 360
Passing 88 230
Comp-Att 13-22 15-29
Rushes-Yards 38-150 25-130
Penalties 7-42 6-53
Fumbles lost 0 0
INT thrown 0 0
Turnovers 0 0