Marian Central cruised to a 37-7 win over conference foe Immaculate Conception on their Homecoming night thanks to a monster night by senior quarterback Chris Streveler who accounted for all but one of the Hurricanes’ five touchdowns.
The Hurricanes laid it on early, scoring from twelve yards out on a Streveler pass to junior wide receiver Brett Olson (5 catches, 57 yards) who finished the game with two touchdown catches.
Immaculate Conception answered with a steady drive coordinated by senior quarterback Demetrius Carr (6-12, 52 yards, 3 interceptions). The drive was capped by a four yard touchdown run by senior running back Danny D’Angelo after a roughing the kicker call on fourth down prolonged the possession.
The Knights wouldn’t see the end zone again as the Marian Central defense tightened and the offense, led by Streveler and junior running back Ephraim Lee (155 yards, 1 touchdown) put the lead out of reach for Immaculate Conception.
“The offensive line played great today, they did all the work,” said Streveler. “Ephraim was running with a lot of swagger and confidence which was a good improvement at the running back position.”
A small change in equipment was seemingly all it took to get Lee on track.
“We got him some longer spikes finally,” said Marian Central head coach Ed Brucker.
“He’s been slipping all over the field but we got him some longer ones and he looked good in them tonight.”
The Hurricane defense tightened up against Immaculate Conception whose offense had been one of the most potent in the area heading into the night’s game. Marian Central allowed the Knights offense little room for error en route to three interceptions by three different players, ultimately the difference in the contest.
Immaculate Conception hosts Montini next week.
Brucker was pleased with what he saw from the whole group heading into next weeks game against St. Francis.
“It was a good effort all over,” said Brucker. “The defense played physical and the offense didn’t get greedy and took what they gave us.”