Just as I posited that Louis Bland getting going might be a good thing for Central Catholic, he did. The Raiders marched down the field and Bland punched in a short touchdown run. Some shaky defense (a pass interference call on a hail mary) by Central Catholic though gave St. Bonaventure one untimed down to attempt a 46-yard field goal. Derek Kirk’s kick was blocked though (his plant foot slipped due to a chewed up field) and the halftime score is 14-14. Already a good game this afternoon. Brilliant!
Some halftime stats courtesy of the nice statistics people here in the press box. Darrell Scott has 79 yards and a TD on seven carries. Bland won the first half though with 108 yards and a TD on 11 carries. The new QB for Central Catholic, sophomore Dylan Swartz, is 4-6 with no interceptions, 52 yards and a TD. Total yardage is in favor of Central Catholic, 203-190.