By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
Bishop LeBlond came into Friday's matchup at St. Joseph Christian a bit frustrated.
The Eagles (2-2) had lost back-to-back games to North Andrew and then last week 64-12 at Worth County. LeBlond took its frustrations out on Christian, scoring 30 unanswered points to start and winning 66-12 in a game called at halftime Friday.
"To be able to stay in town on the weekend of (the LeBlond Carnival), a lot of morale around this game, to come in and compete, on a fantastic field at a great facility," LeBlond coach Chuck Davis said. "Just a good night of football and we just so happened to play one of our best games."
Bishop LeBlond got the ball to start the game and scored touchdowns on each of their first nine possessions. The Eagles put up 38 points in the first quarter and 28 more in the second.
Each of LeBlond's scoring drives lasted four plays or less, and eight of those nine drives were finished in 43 seconds or less. Five of the scoring drives lasted only one play, as LeBlond started six drives in Christian territory.
Seven Christian drives ended with a turnover-on-downs, giving the Eagles consistently short fields.
Senior quarterback Landon Gardner had a near flawless night, as he rushed five times for 95 yards and a touchdown. He was also 5-for-5 through the air for 134 yards and three touchdowns.
Senior Jake Korell had touchdown grabs of 56 and 55 yards. Carson Staggs had a 26-yard rushing score, while Jackson Sigrist had a 22-yard touchdown reception.
"All of those guys got subbed out in the second quarter," Davis said of his top performers. "They were on the sidelines, cheering on the younger guys and really being coaches on the field for their teammates. So, it's nice to see them bring these young guys along, and we got some good reps from the young guys."
Christian (0-4) had a scoring drive in both the first and second quarter. Peyton Hausman put the Lions on the board in the final minute of the first quarter with a 60-yard touchdown run.
Jacob Clabaugh then found Vail Fruechting on an eight-yard touchdown throw shortly before halftime. Clabaugh completed 18-of-34 passes for 99 yards and a score. Hausman had carries for 71 yards and a score.
Fruechting was the lead receiver for the Lions, hauling in eight passes for 42 yards and a score.
St. Joseph Christian has a tough test at North Andrew (4-0) next week. LeBlond will host Archie (4-0) next week.
"I think we can improve reps at practice and be ready to go for Friday," Davis said.
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