ST. EDWARD 43, GENOA-KINGSTON 21
THE SKINNY:St. Edward’s big play offense was on full display as it had seven plays for 40-plus yards.
THE TURNING POINT:Late in the second quarter the Green Wave broke a 14-14 tie with a seven-play, 70-yard touchdown drive. Devontae Elam, who had a 40-yard run earlier in the series, scored on a 2-yard run with 2:56 left in the half to put St. Edward ahead 21-14. The Green Wave went on to score 29 unanswered points to break the game open.
THE STAR:It was the Devontae Elam show as the senior tailback rushed for 212 yards and four touchdowns. He added a fifth touchdown on a 76-pass reception from Bryan O’Neill. Elam scored on an 80-yard run on the first play of the game and added touchdown runs of 1, 2, and 72 yards.
BY THE NUMBERS:The Green Wave had 486 yards of total offense. In addition to Elam’s big game. Mikey Castoro had 105 yards rushing on just five carries, including runs of 50 and 40 yards. Quarterback Joe Mullen and Dwayne Allen connected on a 77-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
QUOTABLE:“DeVontae played out of his mind tonight,” said St. Edward coach Mike Rolando. “Across the board I thought everyone played well. I thought we got great blocking up front, and when we get that we have a lot of weapons to make plays.”