“But we did show a nice balance between rushing and passing.”
Fenwick had the game well in hand after an impressive defensive stand on the opening drive of the third quarter. Bishops’ quarterback Anthony Rioles (who was intercepted by Matt Renzulli and James Traversey) was sacked by Rushins and Tyler Kaufman, forcing a punt, and four plays later the Crusaders were on the board again with Bona crashing in from the 3.
David Hurley recovered a fumble to set up another Crusaders’ score, and after Rushins rambled 38 yards for his second touchdown Woods went to his bench the rest of the way.
“We were able to overcome the penalties tonight, but that’s something we’ve got to fix this week,” said Bona, who completed 11-of-17 passes for 202 yards. “We have to make smarter decisions.
“We showed we can put up points, and we’ve a well-balanced team. I’ve got some great receivers to throw to and they all have good hands. We have all the speed in the world.
“This is great,” added Bona, “but we’ve got to be ready to go right from the start next week.”