High school football: St. Thomas Academy posts high-scoring win over Two Rivers

Score: St. Thomas Academy 55 / Two Rivers 0

What: St. Thomas Academy improved to 2-0 with a blowout victory over Two Rivers (0-2) behind a strong ground game. The Cadets attempted just nine passes all night as Two Rivers had no answer for the backs of STA.

Key moment: Following a red zone stop, the first play for STA was a 72-yard catch-and-run by Grady O’Neill to set up an opening drive score that set the tone for the rest of the game.

Key stat: Saavion Lopez rushed for 76 yards on nine carries along with four touchdowns, including a 22-yard touchdown on his fourth score.

Two Rivers says: “We had a real strong drive to start the game, and then we didn’t complete it and then we had some key guys get nicked up.” — coach Tom Orth

STA says: “It all starts with the offensive line, it starts with those guys up front, and we worked hard. That’s what our standard is; our standard is we’re gonna come off the ball and play downhill football.” — coach Dan O’Brien

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