SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Noah Cherry ran for 301 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries to lead Elk County Catholic to its first win of the season, 46-12 over Sheffield.
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Cherry was named the Allegheny of Foxburg Player of the Game.
“The linebackers were hitting the hole I was supposed to go to so I was bouncing it outside and it was working,” Cherry said during the Cole Orthodontic Associates Player of the Game interview.
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Despite a big edge in yardage, ECC led just 7-6 after Sheffield’s Colby Barr returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown.
The Crusaders scored twice in the final 346 of the first half, however, as Cherry scored on runs of 12 and five yards to make it 20-6 at halftime.
ECC pulled way in the second half, with Wil Wortman booting a 42-yard field goal (he also made a 32-yarder in the fourth quarter) and Cherry scoring his final touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run.
Matthew Gilmore did the damage in the fourth quarter for the Crusaders, returning an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and hauling in a 14-yard touchdown pass from Ben Geci.
Sheffield scored late on a Barr 43-yard touchdown pass to Austin Fiscus.
Geci completed 4-of-7 passes for 36 yards with one touchdown and one interception, while Gilmore had three receptions for 32 yards.
Hayden Holden had 74 yards on 19 carries for Sheffield, while Barr completed 3-of-9 passes for 69 yards and also had 39 yards rushing on seven carries.