The Bishop Hendricken Hawks shut out the Moses Brown Quakers 21-0 during its Division I Injury Fund football game on Friday evening.
“A good way to start,” Hendricken head coach Keith Croft said. “The guys played well. We came out healthy and that’s what we were hoping for. We’ve just got to get more physical. We missed some tackles tonight and we need to get our assignments a little cleaned up offensively, but all and all happy with the first one.”
Hendricken had to drive just 38 yards on its first possession because of a strong defensive effort, which saw Hawks sophomore outside linebacker Brandyn Durand, and junior defensive end John Fay, sack Moses Brown quarterback Tommy Feroce, a sophomore, for a seven yard loss.
The Hawks incurred a holding penalty during the drive, but on a second-and-20, senior quarterback Tom Comella handed off to his twin brother Nic Comella, who dashed all the way to the house and put Hendricken up 6-0. Next, Cole Peterson, a senior kicker and punter, booted the extra point and extended the Hendricken advantage to 7-0.
The Hawks came up empty during their second possession, but quickly got the ball back when Moses Brown, who was starting from its own 20, fumbled a snap, which was recovered by Hendricken’s Durand at the 13.
On the very next play, Nic Comella burst up the middle for an 11-yard gain and brought the ball to the 2. After that, Nic rushed again, two yards up the gut, for his second touchdown of the day and upped the Hawks lead to 14-0.
Hendricken added its final score early in the second quarter after driving 52 yards.
On a 2nd-and-4, junior backup quarterback Zach Lavergne passed to senior standout and wide receiver Angel Sanchez, who performed a double 360 as he brought the ball to the Moses Brown 7. Then, on first down, Lavergne rushed six yards to the 1 before the quarterback found pay dirt when he ran a keeper again on the next play.
“I think overall everyone played well,” Croft said. “A lot of the young guys got in there, which was good and always good to see.”