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Sports Last Updated: Oct 10, 2012 - 9:34:36 AM

Bishops dominate Burke in homecoming rout
By Bart Manley
Oct 10, 2012 - 9:32:17 AM

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The Battling Bishops returned to Jack Cantey Stadium last Friday to Homecoming festivities, pleasant weather, a full house and donned in pink socks in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. BE dominated the Burke Bulldogs in the 6-AA matchup, running away with a 60-12 victory.
Quarterback Kevin Herbst opened the scoring with a short touchdown run on the first possession and only three minutes into the game. The Bulldogs followed this up by giving the Bishops two more on a bad snap that resulted in a safety. Then, Griffie Loy quickly scored on a touchdown run, opening up a 15-point lead in the first quarter.
The Bishop’s defense turned on the heat.  Griffie Loy was credited with a sack and Nick Shiver intercepted a pass.
The first half scoring included a 38-yd field goal from Drew Costa and one scoring run from Burke. The teams went into the locker room at halftime with the Bishops well ahead, 39-6.
In the second half, DeAngelo Stephenson, began the quarter with a 28-yd running score, prompting Coach Cantey to make substitutions.
The Bulldogs continued to struggle against the Bishop’s running attack as Reed Fosberry brought the ball in for another touchdown.
The game ended with the final score, 60-12.
“Our focus is about getting better and we are executing well. Our goal is to stay healthy,” Coach Cantey said after the homecoming victory.  
The Bishop squad has been banged up some this season, but having strong roster depth has helped the Coach take some of the pressure off his starters. Big leads early in the games this season have enabled him to get a look at new players, but he would like to see more challenges in the region, he said. The only game that has challenged the Bishops this season was against Hanahan, now a non- region opponent and their only loss this season.
The one hitch working against the Bishops besides injuries seems to be penalty calls. Coach Cantey attributes some of this to a learning curve with a lot of newer players getting more playing time.
“We still have many guys out with injuries, so there are some newer players in [the game],” the Coach added following the win.
The Bishops will look forward to next week when they take on Garrett Academy at their field this Friday at 7:30.
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