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Football back on track after 51-6 win over Cobbers

Liam Doyle photo
Liam Doyle photo

Two was a lucky number on Saturday for St. Thomas junior QB Tommy Dolan. The St. Thomas Academy graduate and first-year starter threw two touchdown passes, ran for two scores, and had 222 yards of total offense to lead a 51-6 win over visiting Concordia-Moorhead in MIAC football play at O'Shaugnessy Stadium.

The No. 14-ranked Tommies (3-1 overall, 2-0 MIAC) rebounded from a 21-19 road loss at UW-Eau Claire and ran their home regular-season win streak to 25. After a scoreless first 15:00 on the clock, they outscored the visitors 44-0 in the second and third quarters.

Josh Parks had 114 yards on 19 carries for his 17th career 100-yard game, and fellow senior Gabe Green caught TD strikes of 53 and 40 yards and finished with seven catches for 131 yards.

The Cobbers (2-3, 2-1) were held under 89 net yards of offense on 49 plays until the game's final snap when senior QB Blake Kragnes broke free untouched up the middle for a 66-yard touchdown dash that averted a shutout. Concordia started the season with an overtime loss to UW-LaCrosse and a 20-10 defeat to No. 3 UW-Whitewater.

St. Thomas had no turnovers and two takeaways on fumbles recovered by Sam Herriges and Noah Borgeson. The Tommie defense forced nine punts and held the Cobbbers to 2-of-12 on third-down conversions.

The Tommies finished with 544 yards of offense and 26 first downs.

St. Thomas, which plays next Saturday at Augsburg, remains one of four unbeatens in conference play.