LISLE, Ill. – Benedictine’s John Borsellino (Oak Brook, Ill.) rushed for over 200 yards, as the Benedictine Eagles posted a 34-6 win over Maranatha on Saturday afternoon.
Neither team scored in the first quarter, but Borsellino’s four-yard touchdown rush made it 7-0, and the Eagles followed up with a 17-yard pass to increase the score to 13-0.
In the second quarter, running back Kiel Larson (Owatonna, Minn.) marched the Crusaders down the field, and Brandon McCormick (Edwards, Ill.) completed passes of 10, and 11 to Jordan DeLay (Flint, Mich.) before rushing for a one-yard touchdown, cutting the deficit to 20-6.
On the next possession, Benedictine’s Cyle Schultz (Plainfield, Ill.) was picked off by senior cornerback Jason Garrison (Watertown, Wis.) to end the half.
The Eagles opened up the third quarter with a 35 yard pass on the seventh play of the drive for a 27-6 lead, but on the next series, the Crusaders endured penalties, and pressure from the Eagle defense as McCormick led the team to Benedictine’s three-yard line.
Maranatha went for the score on fourth and goal, but McCormick’s pass to sophomore receiver Joe Manion (Watertown, Wis.) fell incomplete.
In the fourth quarter, a 32-yard pass to Manion set up first and goal at Benedictine’s three-yard line, but the team fumbled the ball and Benedictine recovered.
Benedictine added their final score in the fourth, finishing with 383 yards of offense, 254 from the running game.
McCormick finished with 141 yards passing and a touchdown, while Manion recorded 85 yards receiving.
On defense, sophomore linebacker Ethan Kennon (Raleigh, N.C.) totaled 12 tackles, and Ethan Lane (Atlanta, Ga.) added 11 tackles.
Maranatha finishes the regular season at home on Saturday, November 10 at 12:00 p.m. against Concordia-Chicago for senior day.