Washtenaw Saints pick apart St. Wendelin late
FOSTORIA – Josh Jaworski ran for three scores – two in the fourth quarter after turnovers – and threw for another Saturday as Washtenaw pulled away in the final period for a 32-14 Christian Athletic League of America win over St. Wendelin.
Turnovers figured heavy in scores for the Saints (4-0, 4-0 CALA).
A fumble late in the opening quarter set up a three-play, 28-yard drive, capped by Noah Hoeppner’s 23-yard TD sprint on the first play of the second period.
The Saints led 12-0 at halftime and 18-0 early in the fourth, but converted two picks in the final 3:37 into scores after St. Wendelin cut the deficit to 18-14.
Nathan Fitch’s interception set up Jaworski’s 48-yard TD run one snap later with 3:28 to go, and Jacob Roux got a pick on St. Wendelin’s second play after that, setting the stage for Jaworski’s 8-yard scoring run with 1:16 left.
Jaworski’s first score came on a 5-yard jaunt with 2 seconds left in the second quarter.
It stayed 12-0 until early in the fourth.
The Mohawks (1-3, 0-2) turned the ball over on downs at their own 32, and Jaworski hit a wide-open Roux with a 32-yard halfback pass right away for an 18-0 advantage with 11:09 to go.
St. Wendelin struck back two snaps later when Brad Buhrow found Justin Walter for a 70-yard TD strike.
After forcing a punt, another 70-yard Buhrow pass, this time to Donovan Scudder, set up Scudder’s 1-yard scoring plunge.
Buhrow’s conversion run had the Mohawks trailing by only four points with 6:24 to play, but the two picks and Jaworski’s running let the Saints power off.
Jaworski ran 24 times for 135 yards to lead everyone.
St. Wendelin had only 49 rushing yards. Buhrow ended only 3 for 15 for 158 passing yards. Scudder had two catches for 88 yards.