WATERBURY - St. Paul football continued doing what it does best, running the football.
Coming into the game against the Holy Cross Crusaders, the Falcons knew it’d be a tougher matchup. After blowing out Sacred Heart in its first game, St. Paul beat the Crusaders in a back and forth 36-33 contest on Saturday.
Once again, the Falcons didn’t attempt a pass, and didn’t need to.
St. Paul received big performances out of Kevin Ashworth, Connor Bogdanski, Chris Dionne and Damien Rabis.
Ashworth again showed his experience running the offense, finishing the game with 16 carries for 114 yards.
Rabis’ big performance came with a touchdown on the ground and special teams, with a 60-yard kick return.
Dionne had 13 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown.
It was Bogdanski playing hero for the Falcons, as he scored the final two touchdowns on the ground and put the game out of reach for Holy Cross.
Coming into the game, St. Paul knew that the Crusaders would throw the ball and target DeAndre Wallace.
Wallace had a gigantic day with three touchdowns as a deep threat.
The deep ball and swing passes out of the backfield gave the Falcons’ defense trouble but with a full team effort, St. Paul advanced to 2-0 to start the year off right.