St. Edward running game punishes Aurora Central

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ST. EDWARD 35, AURORA CENTRAL 21

THE SKINNY

Although Aurora Central Catholic had a pair of quick first-quarter scoring drives, St. Edward seized command of the Suburban Christian Conference crossover with a dominant effort on both sides of the ball in the middle two quarters for a 35-21 victory. The Green Wave (3-2) rushed for almost 350 yards.

TURNING POINT

Aurora Central (2-3) had four fourth-quarter possessions end disastrously, the most important on a botched snap and subsequent sack. St. Ed quarterback/wingback Mikey Castoro had a 24-yard touchdown on a reverse late in the second quarter and the Green Wave extended its lead by scoring to start the second half with a 25-yard catch by Nick Duffy on fourth down.

THE STAR

Davontae Elam was the workhorse for St. Ed’s with 187 yards on 34 carries. He had four double-digit carries playing quarterback from the Wildcat to jump-start the Green Wave.

BY THE NUMBERS

The St. Edward defense allowed ACC a mere four yards in the second quarter and harassed two quarterbacks into 13 incomplete passes, three sacks and two interceptions against five completions.

QUOTABLE

“When everyone (on the defensive end) is crashing down (against our single-T offense), it just allows us to break to the outside. It leaves everything wide open.” — Castoro.

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