Flashes roll to 47-0 win|[10/29/05]

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 28, 2005

Senior night at St. Aloysius featured a ton of points, even more offense and one raucus postgame celebration.

The Flashes (2-7, 2-5) racked up 463 yards of total offense in a 47-0 thumping of Edinburg, the team that holds the state’s longest losing streak at 39 games.

&#8220We’ve been working hard all year and have a really good group of guys,” said St. Al senior quarterback Daniel Halinski, who completed 4 of 5 passes for 115 yards, threw one touchdown and ran for another. &#8220We’ve had some tough, close losses this season and we wanted to come out and win our last home game.”

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St. Al is scheduled to play at Sebastapol and at Pisgah to round of the campaign. With a total team performance like the one Friday, it could be a nice end to the season.

Despite four first-half turnovers, the Flashes controlled the game. St. Al held a 20-0 halftime lead on the strength of some big plays.

Halinski scampered 29 yards on a quarterback keeper for a score, and the Flashes added second-quarter touchdowns on a 56-yard pass from Halinski to Chip Donald and a 5-yard run by Alex Halinski.

Meanwhile, Edinburg had no success against the Flashes’ defense. The Eagles (0-8, 0-7) gained 46 yards in the first half and were held to 94 yards for the game.

&#8220We’ve been playing good defense all season,” said Noah Slater, a New Orleans native and one of three St. Al players displaced from Hurricane Katrina. Slater led the Flashes with 21 tackles and John Robert Burnett had 14.

&#8220Everyone on the field played hard and played well tonight,” St. Al coach Jim Taylor said over the ruckus of the Flashes’ celebration in the nearby locker room.

Midway through the third quarter, Donald scored his second touchdown on a 78-yard reverse, and the Flashes rolled from there.

Bray Jones, who led all rushers with 90 yards on eight carries, scored from 37-yards out to make it 34-0 at the end of the third quarter.

Harris Martin’s 13-yard TD run midway through the fourth and Justin Hosemann’s 20-yard TD scamper two minutes later closed out the scoring.

Donald rushed for 84 yards on two carries, while Alex Halinski rushed for 56 yards on 10 carries and Michael Evans had 41 yards on six carries. In all, the Flashes gained 348 yards rushing.

&#8220If we can win our last three, it would be a good way for our seniors to go out and to get the ball rolling for our younger guys,” Daniel Halinski said.