Upper Dauphin broke open a scoreless game with 25 points in the second quarter and went on to knock off St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy 31-16 on Friday.
Cameron Fornwald rushed for 120 yards and two scores for the Trojans (3-2). Drake Lenker passed for two more touchdowns. Mike Kresovich threw for 206 yards and a score for the Wolves (1-4).
Fornwald opened the scoring by rushing 13 yards to make the score 6-0 with 9:47 left in the first half. A little more than five minutes later, Cole Reed ran from five yards out to make it 12-0.
The Trojans would tack on two more scores before the half ended. Lenker found Ethen Schell for a 42-yard score to make it 18-0 with 2:08 left. After a turnover, Lenker hit Tanner Miller with a 20-yard strike and the extra point made it 25-0 with 29 seconds left before the break.
Fornwald put the finishing touches on the Upper Dauphin scoring, racing 43 yards on the the first series of the third quarter.
St. Joseph’s (1-4) finally got on the board with a little over three minutes left in the fourth quarter as Elisha Lipscomb went four yards for the touchdown. Kresovich’s conversion run made it 31-8.
The Wolves would add another score through the air as Kresovich fired a 54-yard pass to Mike Jabco with 31 seconds left. The two also hooked up for the conversion pass.
Kresovich completed 20 of 35 passes, but was picked off three times. Charlie Ross had nine catches for 50 yards. Jabco grabbed six for 94 and Dexter Gallishaw added four for 65. The Wolves lost eight yards in 24 rushing attempts.
Lenker completed all four of his passes for 112 yards. Led by Fornwald, The Trojans rushed for 215 yards.
St. Joseph’s plays at Curwensville on Oct. 3