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Crusaders run away early from Hancock

October 01, 2006|by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

HANCOCK - Richard Christy dashed down the left sideline for a 67-yard touchdown run on Parkersburg Catholic's first play from scrimmage and the Crusaders never looked back Saturday in a 34-6 victory over Hancock.

"Christy's touchdown on that first play for us was huge," Parkersburg Catholic coach Danny Tennant said.

John Boelter scored a pair of touchdowns on runs of 9 and 6 yards and Christy caught 9-yard TD pass from Jason Williams as Parkersburg Catholic built a 27-0 halftime lead.

"We played a pretty good first half. Defensively, we shut them down good," Tennant said. "I was pleased with our offense in the first half. ... John Boelter was running hard. That opened it up a little bit. We worked on our passing game a little bit after that."

Christy gained 124 rushing yards on 10 carries. Williams, who completed seven of his nine passes for 100 yards, fired a 30-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Brunoni over the middle with 6:56 remaining in the third quarter to give Parkersburg Catholic (4-2) its biggest lead of the game at 34-0.

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Hancock (0-4) got its only score with 2:50 remaining in the game when senior running back Jeff McCarty ran 4 yards to the right side for a touchdown.

"In the first half, they owned the line of scrimmage," Hancock coach John Blake said. "In the second half, we came out and played much better. Jeff McCarty ran the ball very well today. We played very well in spurts, but our inconsistencies killed us. Kaleb Trail made some excellent lead blocks and had 14 tackles on defense. Kyle Ward played very well on defense today. We're very young, but we have no excuses. We need to block and tackle better."

McCarty rushed for 91 yards on 19 carries.

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