Unbeaten Marian Central blitzes St. Edward

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Friday night’s Suburban Christian Blue Conference game in Elgin was over in a hurry as Marian Central crushed St. Edward 52-6.

Ephraim Lee ran for 110 yards on 12 carries and scored four touchdowns as the Hurricanes remained undefeated.

Greg Walczak (3 receptions for 33 yards) caught a 19-yard TD pass from Minnesota recruit Chris Streveler (8 completions in 10 attempts for 140 yards) on Marian’s first possession of the game.

Marian Central (8-0, 6-0) scored on its next four possessions plus a touchdown by defensive back Liam Kirwan, who stripped the ball from Green Wave running back Davontae Elam (76 yards on 13 carries) and ran 34 yards to the end zone.

Lee scored three touchdowns on runs of 10-, 10-, and 27-yards and caught a 34-yard pass from Streveler to make the score 42-0 with 5:25 left in the half.

“(Marian Central is) a good, solid team throwing the ball and running the ball,” said Green Wave Coach Mike Rolando. “What we need to fix is still on our side of the ball …. hanging onto the ball, throwing interceptions, and fumbling snaps … not taking care of the football. We have great effort, but we combine our effort with execution.”

C.J. Wrightman (47 yards on 11 carries) scored a touchdown on a 3-yard run in the third quarter and Charles Shin booted a 27-yard field goal to close out the scoring for the Hurricanes.

“We came out and played hard,” Marian coach Ed Brucker. “Our offense is pretty potent. I was pretty pleased with everything today.”

Quarterback Mikey Castoro had two completions in seven attempts and rushed for 82 yards, including a 70-yard scoring run that produced the only points of the night for St. Edward (2-6, 1-5).

“It was tough but we didn’t give up,” said Elam. “We just played our hearts out. There was nothing else we could do.”

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