No. 2 Benedictine was able to pull out its fourth-straight win Saturday in Atchison, Kansas.
As the rain came down on O’Malley Field, Benedictine (4-0) welcomed in their opponent Clarke University (0-4).
Benedictine senior quarterback Shaefer Schuetz had a shaky start when his pass was intercepted by the Pride in the opening quarter. However, Clarke’s strong start would quickly come to an end.
There was no shortage of offense in the Ravens’ 73-14 victory over the Pride.
Senior wide receiver Logan Harris scored the first touchdown of the game with just over five minutes left in the opening quarter. Senior running backs Marquis Stewart and Charlie Nihart added on to the Ravens’ lead with touchdowns of their own.
Clarke didn’t score until the second quarter. Pride’s deficit was cut to 27-7 after a touchdown pass from quarterback Kenyon Williams. Following two Benedictine touchdowns, Pride was able to score on a 52-yard touchdown catch.
Schuetz scored his first touchdown pass of the season with a 32-yard throw to Harris. About four minutes later, the quarterback followed up with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Stewart. Schuetz finished the day with 148-passing yards on 10 of 15 attempts.
The Ravens held onto a 47-14 lead at the start of the second half. Opening the scoring in the third quarter was Stewart with a 9-yard touchdown run.
The senior had a total of 169-rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Benedictine played its second and third-string quarterbacks in the second half. Backup quarterback Luke Laskowski went in during the third quarter. The sophomore threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Sam Clardy. Shortly after, sophomore quarterback Garrett Kettle rushed his way into the endzone for a 5-yard touchdown.
Junior running back Isaac McPherson capped off the Ravens’ scoring with a rushing touchdown, Benedictines’ eighth rushing touchdown of the game.
Saturday’s victory moves Benedictine to 4-0.