After Saturday’s 21-17 championship win over Bishop Dunne, the Bishop Lynch Friars played in 8 games this season decided by a touchdown or less. Going into the final game of the regular season, Lynch was just 21 points away from being 8-1 instead of 4-5. Lynch coach Chuck Faucette deemed his Friar squad “The Cardiac Kids” which was fitting given the way the title game ended.
Bishop Dunne took over on their own 8 yard line with 7:40 remaining, trailing by 4. The Falcons ran 21 plays on the drive and looked unstoppable until Sophomore Grayson Murphy came up with a huge play behind the line of scrimmage, stopping Jordan Butler for a 2-yard loss on third down at the Lynch 15. On fourth down, Dunne QB Stacy Conner’s pass fell incomplete in the endzone, cementing a Bishop Lynch state championship.
Bishop Lynch came out hot to start the game. After winning the toss and taking the ball, the Friars ran 5 plays and hit paydirt on a 7 yard run by Jarek Broussard. Jermaine Mask added a 47-yard run on the drive. On the next possession, the Friars defense came through with a big play. Grayson Murphy picked off an Alec Ralph pass and took it 48 yards to the house to give Lynch a 14-0 lead with 7:20 left in the first quarter.
After that play, Faucette told his team to settle down after being a bit excited early on “because Dunne was a great team with a lot of fight.” Bishop Dunne fought back on their next drive, going 73 yards in 8 plays. Alec Ralph found Ricky Rollerson in the endzone for an 18 yard TD pass to get the Falcons within 14-7. The Falcons forced a 3-and-out and scored again on their next drive. Tucker Littleton connected on a 28-yard field goal after a 13-play drive, making the score 14-10.
The teams traded punts when Lynch was pinned inside their own 5 yard line. Dunne’s Paul Favorite gave the Falcons their first lead at 17-14 when he recovered a fumbled snap in the endzone on the Friars’ first play. Lynch had an answer in the form of an 8-play drive, all on the ground, that resulted in a 1-yard TD run by Jaire Moore out of the wildcat formation. Bishop Lynch took a 21-17 lead, which they took into halftime and held until the end.
– Alec Ralph started at QB for Dunne instead of Stacy Conner
– Dunne ran 21 plays on their last drive and came away with no points
– Captains for Bishop Lynch were : Jermaine Mask, Jeremy Villareal, Juac Angoi, and Cole Garcia
– Captains for Bishop Dunne were: Chevin Calloway, Shaine Hailey, Payton Matous, and Damion Daniels
– Neither team scored in the second half
Passing: Jagger LaRoe (1/4, 7 yds, 1 INT)
Rushing: Jermaine Mask (11 carries, 70 yds); Jarek Broussard (11 carries, 54 yds, 1TD); Jaire Moore (11 carries, 48 yds, 1 TD); Jagger LaRoe (2 carries, -7 yds)
Receiving: Duncan West (1 rec, 7 yds)
Passing: Alec Ralph (5/12, 71 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT); Stacy Conner (1/4, -1 yds)
Rushing: Jordan Butler (31 carries, 141 yds); Donald Gramble (11 carries, 51 yds); Stacy Conner (6 carries, 31 yds); Alec Ralph (3 carries, 11 yds); Roscoe Jones (1 carry, 4 yds)
Receiving: Ricky Rollerson (3 rec, 31 yds, 1 TD); Jacques Hawkins (1 rec, 25 yds); Bobby Keenan (1 rec, 12 yds); Jabari Khepera (1 rec, 2 yds)
LYNCH Jarek Broussard 7 yard run (Carson Garrett kick) 9:58
LYNCH Grayson Murphy 48 yard INT return (Carson Garrett kick) 7:20
DUNNE Ricky Rollerson 18 yard pass from Alec Ralph (Tucker Littleton kick) 3:50
DUNNE 28 yard field goal by Tucker Littleton 8:29
DUNNE Paul Favorite fumble recovery in endzone (Tucker Littleton kick) 2:57
LYNCH Jaire Moore 1 yard run (Carson Gattett kick) 0:41