C.J. Holmes did his part to help Cheshire Academy even its record at 2-2 with a 44-21 win over Suffield Academy on Saturday.
Holmes rushed 21 times for 240 yards and two scores (10, 25) in the win. His touchdowns came in the third quarter when Cheshire Academy held a 23-14 lead.
“I have to give absolute credit to my O-line and wide receivers executing blocking making it easy for me to find lanes,” Holmes said. “It’s so important (to step up), especially in a game where we needed to put a good football team away. I’m glad I could contribute in a game where we really need to put the nail in the coffin.”
Holmes and his teammates entered this season with lofty goals. But the Cats opened the year with back-to-back losses but have posted back-to-back wins to retake momentum moving forward.
“We have all dedicated ourselves to executing the small things and are continuing to get better each and every day,” Holmes said. “I stand by word when I say this is a special football team and thanks to great coaching we are finding our way.”
Notre Dame recruiting target Tarik Black returned a blocked field goal 55 yards in the win.
Adams and the Central Catholic defense limited Butler to just 98 yards of offense in a 49-7 win on Friday. Butler didn’t score until late in the fourth quarter. Central Catholic is now 6-1 on the year.
Adebo made two catches for 36 yards on offense as Mansfield rallied for a 47-28 win over Arlington Martin. Mansfield (4-2) rolled up 536 total yards while winning its third straight.
Ademilola had four tackles in a quarter and a half of St. Peter Prep’s 34-22 win over DePaul Catholic. The Marauders improved to 4-1.
Ademilola had five tackles and a sack in a 34-22 win over DePaul Catholic. The Marauders improved to 4-1.
Bauer recorded three tackles and a sack in a 49-7 win over Fort LeBeouf. The Ramblers are now 7-0 on the year.
Davis turned in a perfect outing while leading Cedar Hill (Texas) to a 58-0 win over Irving MacArthur: 11-of-11 passing for 165 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half. Davis didn’t play the final two quarters after Cedar Hill (4-2) took a 42-0 halftime lead. His touchdowns came from 40, two and six yards.
Lake Taylor scored the first 30 points and racked up more than 400 yards of offense in a 58-12 win over Churchland. Lake Taylor improved to 5-1.
Clearwater Central Catholic (5-1) had its bye this week.
IMG Academy (5-0) didn’t play this week. Travel conditions thanks to Hurricane Matthew caused the cancellation of its game against Baton Rouge (La.) Southern Lab.
Hinish and the Central Catholic defense limited Butler to just 98 yards of offense in a 49-7 win on Friday. Butler didn’t score until late in the fourth quarter. Central Catholic is now 6-1.
Holmes rushed 21 times for 240 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-21 win over Suffield Academy. The Cats improved to 2-2.
Jeter recorded 16 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two tackles for loss and a pass deflection in a 34-0 win over Quaker Valley. The Tigers limited Quaker Valley to just 114 yards of offense. Beaver Falls is now 5-1 on the year.
A thumb injury (and subsequent surgery) sidelined Jurkovec in a 32-27 loss to Peters Township. The Rams are now 4-3.
Kmet had 84 yards on five catches for St. Viator (5-2) in a 27-21 win over Chicago St. Patrick. St. Viator leaned on its running game, which included 12 yards rushing for Kmet in some wildcat looks. Kmet added a sack and fumble recovery on defense.
Lugg paved the way for 248 rushing yards on 33 carries (7.5 yards per carry) in a 28-21 win over Penn Hills. The Tigers scored four touchdowns on the ground in the victory. Lugg also had a pair of tackles and a tackle for a loss on defense. North Allegheny improved to 5-2.
MacCollister and Bishop Moore (4-1) had their game against South Sumter postponed until tonight with Hurricane Matthew wreaking havoc on the Orlando area.
Farmington Hills (Mich.) Harrison dropped to 3-4 with a 14-9 loss to Oak Park.
Winter Park (Fla.) had its bye this week.
Robertson spent the first half on offense and the second half on defense while playing through a tweaked hamstring for Neuqua Valley (7-0) in a 31-17 win over Wheaton North. He made six tackles as Neuqua scored 21 straight points in the fourth quarter to win.
Stepp (hamstring) remained sidelined as Indianapolis Cathedral dropped to 5-3 after a 24-17 loss to Brebeuf Jesuit.
Cathedral fell to 5-3 with a 24-17 loss to Brebeuf Jesuit, its second straight defeat.
Hurricane Matthew led to the cancellation of White’s game. St. Thomas Aquinas (3-2) picks back up this week with Fort Lauderdale.
Wright finished with three receptions for 67 yards as Cy-Fair (4-2) notched its biggest win of the season, a 35-16 victory over previously unbeaten Cy-Ridge.
Young hauled in five catches for about 70 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown, for Destrehan (6-0) in a 39-20 win over East St. John. Young’s touchdown put Destrehan up 25-20.