Green Wave washes away Flashes

Published 1:00 am Saturday, October 1, 2011

NATCHEZ — The few plays that separated St. Aloysius and Cathedral, combined, might have added up to a few yards.

That was little consolation to the Flashes, who were a mile behind on the scoreboard.

Caleb Upton threw two touchdown passes, J.D. Ealey rushed for 155 yards and two scores, and Cathedral shut out St. Al on Friday night, 28-0.

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Carlton Campbell rushed for 118 yards on 24 carries for St. Al, but it was a long string of mistakes that proved to be its undoing.

St. Al (1-6, 1-4 Region 4-1A) failed to score twice after having first and goal, and turned the ball over twice inside the Cathedral 25-yard line. Two costly turnovers in the first half gave Cathedral great field position and led to easy scores.

“We got inside the 5 twice and got nothing. We can’t seem to put it together,” St. Al coach B.J. Smithhart said. “We score there on the first one, and then before the half and we’ve got a different ballgame.”

St. Al’s long night began on its first possession.

Carlton Campbell returned the opening kickoff 51 yards into Cathedral territory, and the Flashes quickly moved the ball inside Cathedral’s 5.