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Thomas More Shuts Out Division II Lake Erie, 44-0

Thomas More Shuts Out Division II Lake Erie, 44-0

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The Thomas More University football team rolled up 480 yards of offense today (Saturday, November 3, 2018) as it defeated NCAA Division II member Lake Erie College, 44-0, on Senior Day at BB&T Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

  • Thomas More took a 6-0 lead with 10:42 to play in the quarter when junior quarterback Justin Post (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) connected on a seven-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Logan Winkler (Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton) and junior kicker Cole Mathias's (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) point after attempt failed.

  • The Saints increased the lead to 13-0 when senior running back Hjavier Pitts (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mt. Healthy) scored on a seven-yard run and Mathias added the PAT with 12:39 to play in the half.
  • Senior running back Luke Zajac (Edgewood, Ky./Dixie Heights) scored on a seven-yard touchdown run and Mathias added the PAT to give Thomas More a 20-0 lead with 8:31 to play in the quarter.
  • Thomas More made the score 27-0 at half time when Post connected on a nine-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Darrell Crenshaw (Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) and Mathias' PAT was good with 1:06 to play in the quarter.

  • The Saints extended the lead to 34-0 with 9:07 to play in the quarter when Pitts scored on an eight-yard run and Mathias added the PAT.
  • Post connected on a 21-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Da'marco Canty (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee) and Mathias added the PAT to make the score 41-0 with 5:05 to play in the quarter.

  • Thomas More closed the scoring with 12:21 to play in the game when junior kicker Alex Barnhart (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) made a 28-yard field goal for the final score of 44-0.

  • The Saints improve to 7-2, while the Storm fall to 0-10.
  • Thomas More out-gained Lake Erie 480 yards (272 rushing/208 passing) to 143 yards (65 rushing/78 passing.
  • The Saints had four penalties for 33 yards, while the Storm had 14 penalties for 131 yards.
  • Post was named the Jimmy John's Player of the Game as he was 18-of-26 passing for 203 yards and three touchdowns and had seven rushes for 80 yards.
  • Pitts finished with 20 carries for 93 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Zajac had 14 carries for 83 yard and one touchdown, while also pulling in one catch for six yards.
  • Crenshaw finished the game with four catches for 45 yard and one touchdown.
  • Canty had four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.
  • First-year wide receiver Nick Hall (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) had two catches for 52 yards.
  • Junior linebacker Cody Coffey (Anderson, Ohio/Anderson) had eight tackles (all solo), including one tackle for a loss and had one forced fumble.
  • Junior defensive back Thomas Williams (Oregonia, Ohio/Clinton-Massie) had eight tackles (five solo/three assisted).
  • First-year linebacker Peyton Van Horn (Hebron, Ky./Conner) had eight tackles (five solo/three assisted), including one tackle for a loss.

  • Thomas More will close out the regular season next Saturday (November 10) when it travels to Collegeville, Minnesota to play fourth-ranked St. John's University. 
  • Kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central at Clemens Stadium.