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Shamrocks use big fourth quarter to top Crusaders

Yuma Catholic scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns on Friday night en route to a 48-34 road win over Faith Lutheran.

Faith Lutheran trailed all night, but seemed set to tie the game at 26 late in the third when a muffed PAT left the Shamrocks in the lead at 27-26.

Yuma Catholic went on to dominate the fourth quarter, scoring immediately to end a 65-yard drive that began in the third quarter, then forcing a Faith Lutheran fumble on what looked like it was going to be a scoring play.

The Shamrocks then scored two more TDs to pull away.

Yuma Catholic had 522 yards of total offense. Jalen Barnes rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries and also had a receiving touchdown. Brandon Hunter had 103 receiving yards for the Shamrocks.

Yuma Catholic was quarterbacked by former Bishop Gorman player Stetson Stallworth, who had 15 completions for 259 yards.

Faith Lutheran stayed in the game by twice picking off Stallworth and forcing two fumbles. Crusaders sophomore John Thomson had a forced fumble and an interception.

Christian Marshall led the Crusaders on offense, rushing for 200 yards on 19 carries. Quarterback Brenden Joyce rushed for 99 yards and passed for 127 yards, and Elijah Kothe caught six passes for 86 yards for Faith Lutheran.

 

 

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