John Greenfield ran for 3 touchdowns and Old Forge ran its shutout streak to 11 quarters on the way to a 55-6 Homecoming Night victory over Holy Cross in a Lackawanna Football Conference Division 4 game.
The Blue Devils took a 35-0 lead in the first half, placing the entire second half into the Mercy Rule and made it 49-0 going to the fourth quarter where the Crusaders denied them their third straight shutout.
Old Forge improved to 2-0 in the division and 7-0 overall. Holy Cross is 0-3 and 3-5.
The Blue Devils were efficient offensively with the help of a defense and special teams combination that set them up at their 44 once and in Holy Cross territory on the other four first-half drives.
Old Forge scored its 5 first-half touchdowns on just 17 plays, including James Sobol going 6-for-7 for 120 yards and touchdown through the air while also running for a score.
Greenfield scored on three of his four carries, running for a touchdown in each of the first three quarters.
After Greenfield opened the scoring with a 10-yard run, Sobol’s 7-yarder made it 14-0 after one quarter.
Hezekiah Deitz and Greenfield scored from the 2 and the 4 before Old Forge made a fourth-down stop at its 44.
Four plays later, Sobol hit Evan Tallo with a slant pass to the left. Tallo sidestepped two Holy Cross defenders, then won the race to the end zone for the 35-0 halftime lead.
Tallo had 84 yards on 3 first-half receptions.
Old Forge’s defense limited Holy Cross to 5 yards rushing and 17 yards total offense in the first half.
Sobol hit Alex Michaylo for a 27-yard touchdown and Greenfield scored on a 20-yard run to increase the lead to 49-0 heading into the fourth quarter.
Logan Tierney’s 3-yard run to open the fourth quarter for Holy Cross prevented Old Forge from posting a third straight shutout.
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