Rushing Attack Leads Football To Homecoming Win
Ravens rush for a seson-high 315 yards in 25-10 win over Avila
The Raven football team struck early with 13 unanswered points to start off their Homecoming game against Avila University on Saturday afternoon.
Benedictine (8-1, 6-1 HAAC) cooled off offensively but the defense stepped up and held Avila (2-7, 2-5 HAAC) to just 10 points to earn a 25-10 win over the Eagles.
After giving up a season high in total yards allowed against MNU the week before, the Raven defense limited Avila to just 90 yards on the ground and just 240 yards of total offense off 59 plays.
The Raven rushing attack accounted for the first two scores of the game.
Running back Kevon McGrew (Jr., St. Louis) got the game started off with a bang, as he scored on a 64-yard run on Benedictine's first possession of the game.
Running back Cameron Fore (Soph., Rolla, Mo.) added another first-quarter rushing touchdown when he capped off a 10-play, 99-yard drive with a 13-yard touchdown rush.
After a scoreless second quarter and holding a 13-3 lead, the Ravens scored five points off a safety and 29-yard field from kicker Zach Keenan (Jr., Alton, Ill.) in the third quarter.
Fore added a fourth-quarter rushing touchdown when he scored from one yard out to cap off the Ravens scoring for the day.
Benedictine rushed for a season high 315 yards against the Eagles. McGrew led the way with 96 yards, followed by Fore with 74 yards while running back Javon Coleman (Jr., Manchester, Mo.) added 67 yards off 13 carries.
Raven quarterback Bill Noonan (Jr., Houston) finished with 160 yards off 12 of 21 passing. Receiver Jordan Jackson (Jr., Altomonte Spring, Fla.) led the receiver corp with 56 yards off three catches.
Defensively, safety Dylan Meisenhemier (Jr,. Oak Grove, Mo.) led the way with six tackles. Outside linebacker RJ Nill (Sr., Kansas City, Kan.) and corner Lawrence Haynes (Sr., Seaside, Calif.) each finished with five tackles each.
Defensive end Jordan Ancar (Sr., Port Sulphur, La.) recorded a sack and a tackle for a loss while defensive end Chris Maggio (Jr., Leawood) also recorded a sack and two tackles for a loss.
The Ravens hit the road Saturday for a 1 p.m. game in Baldwin City against rival Baker University.
Baker leads the all-time series with Benedictine 15-12-1. The Ravens hold a 6-5 series lead since 2000 but the Wildcats have won the past five meetings, including the meeting last year in Atchison, 20-14.