Fire defeat NL-S 28-21

A 28-21 victory over New London-Spicer has made the Holy Family football team improve to 4-3 this season.

The Fire jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Sophomore Chazz Johnson scored both touchdowns, on 30- and 25-yard runs, respectively. New London-Spicer put up a touchdown to start the second quarter, before Holy Family’s senior quarterback Ben Baker ran the ball 10 yards into the end zone. The Fire led 21-7 at the half.

The Wildcats closed the gap two touchdowns to tie the game at 21-21. Holy Family senior Connor Byrnes sealed the victory for the Fire on a one-yard touchdown rush, to win 28-21. Jonathan Coppens was 4-4 on extra point attempts. The Fire scored four touchdowns in 62 plays for 314 offensive yards. The Wildcats had 197 offensive yards. Baker was 2-5 at quarterback for 35 total yards. Senior Derek Ogren had both receptions. Johnson led the Fire rushers with 204 yards on 26 carries, followed by Baker (34 yards) and Byrnes (21 yards).

On defense, Ogren had six tackles and a quarterback sack. Senior Jimmy Curran also had a sack, along with three tackles. Senior Rollie Lacy snagged an interception. Other tackle leaders included Johnson (7), Byrnes (5), and senior Charlie Marschall (2 tackles, defended pass).

The Fire hosted Delano on Oct. 17. Sections begin Oct. 23.