Slow start hurts Friars in district opener at Parish

Bishop Lynch opened district play Friday at Parish with a 27-20 loss to the Panthers. (Photo by Preston Patton)
Bishop Lynch opened district play Friday at Parish with a 27-20 loss to the Panthers. (Photo by Preston Patton)

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.

Grayson Murphy and Plae Wyatt each had 6 tackles to lead the defense. Murphy had 2 tackles for loss. Warren Walls had 5 tackles and the only sack of the game.

Gabriel Murphy had 4 hurries while Lathan Adams and Cole Johnson each had two pass breakups.

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

BL – Charles Crawford 8-yard pass from Kaidon Salter (run failed)

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