Lancers Shut Down Flowing Wells
Salpointe Offense and Defense running on all Cylinders
Tucson, Arizona – This may not have been the biggest game of the year for Tucson Salpointe Catholic, but it certainly was a pivotal one. Salpointe came out firing on all cylinders and came through with a huge 54-0 victory over Tucson Flowing Wells High School.
The rout was on when with 7:33 left in the first quarter, Salpointe's Nicholas Cole scampered in from a yard out. Cole was missing his partner in crime, Nick Souder, due to injury. The absence of Souder hardly hurt the Lancers as seven different players had rushing attempts. Salpointe amassed 293 total rushing yards and scored 6 rushing touchdowns. Leading the rushing attack for Salpointe was junior Levess Eafon and senior Zach Morgan. Eafon rushed for 101 yards and 2 scores and Morgan had 95 yards and a score on the night. Cole also scored twice on his way to 11 yards on 7 carries.
Flowing Wells' Michael Gilmore was held to only 8 yards on 9 attempts in the first half and 30 yards rushing for the game. Gilmore also caught 3 passes for 12 yards. The Caballeros leading rusher was their leading passer as quarterback Miles Collie rushed for 59 yards and passed for 47 yards. Collie was intercepted once, by Jack Darlington.
Darlington had a huge game for Salpointe as he caught 4 balls for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Lancers defense was impenetrable, holding Flowing Wells to only 136 total yards, zero points, and no scoring threats all night.
On possibly the most thrilling series of the game, the Lancers had a 17-yard touchdown catch by Evan LeBlanc called back due to offensive pass interference. Salpointe lost a down because of the penalty. On the ensuing play, Salpointe sophomore Matt Ransom took a pitch from quarterback Sean Brevaire and hurled a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jack Darlington to put the Lancers up 21-0, at that point.
After taking a 35-0 lead into the locker room, the Lancers came out and put up 19 more points in the second half. Salpointe's starters were pulled with 7:30 remaining in the 3rd quarter.
Sean Brevaire, Tucson's leading passer, was 8-of-10 for 217 yards and one touchdown.
The Lancers combined 249 passing yards and 293 rushing yards for 542 total yards on the night.
Salpointe (3-3, 1-1 5A Southern) plays Tucson Sahuaro (4-3, 1-2 Southern) at home next week. Flowing Wells (2-4, 1-2 Southern) plays at home against Marana Mountain View (4-2, 2-0 Southern).
Salpointe Catholic (3-3, 1-1)
QB Sean Brevaire
8-of-10 for 217 yards; 1 TD
RB Levess Eafon
8 rushes for 101 yards; 2 TDs
WR Jack Darlington
4 rec. for 137 yards; 2 TDs; 1 INT on defense
Flowing Wells (2-4, 1-2)
QB Miles Collie
7-of-18 for 47 yards; 1 INT
7 rushes for 59 yards