Posted: Saturday, 21 September 2013 1:16AM

Catholic offense heats up in win over Fair Grove

Fair Grove, Mo. (For  -- Cameron Skornia’s 156 rushing yards and four touchdowns led Springfield Catholic to a 42-20 win over Fair Grove on Friday night.

“The line opened up some great holes, we got on the edge a few times, the blocks downfield really set up some good runs,” Skornia said.

Quarterback Jack Jones also had a good connection with receiver Nick Baron for the Irish. Jones threw two touchdowns to Baron that consisted of a 34-yard completion in the first quarter and a 28-yard completion in the beginning of the second half.


Coach Bobby Cornelison said that Baron seemed to be handling his new position well.

“Last year Nick was our big-play guy, we had to kind of make a position change for him. Last year he had 7 interceptions, he’s not going to make that at linebacker like he did playing safety. We felt like we had to get our players up closer to the ball. He seems to have handled the adjustment very well,” Cornelison said.

Skornia also agreed with Nick’s new position, that other teams see him as a threat now.

“Nick can get himself open on any play, when we are pounding the ball like we did and to have Nick as a threat, he gets the ball, and he gets a touchdown and it opens the run back up,” Skornia said.

The Eagles weren’t able to score until the second quarter when Caleb Edwards blocked a punt that was recovered by Luke Ivey, who landed on it for a touchdown.

Ivey, who had 74 rushing yards for the game, would then make a 21-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that brought the score to 42-14. To end the game, Brayden Lumley would tag on another touchdown for the Eagles with a 6-yard run.

Coach Cornelison said that in this game his players reached the goal of getting ahead and not playing from behind. 

“Early in the game we controlled things up front, and it was important to get a fast start and a strong finish, we didn’t get that part of it done but high school kids are hard to play with a lead sometimes, we got to keep more focused to finish.”

Springfield Catholic     14  7  14  7  - 42
Fair Grove                     0   6    0  14 - 20

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