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Shanahan wears out Ryan in opener

Written by: on Saturday, August 28th, 2021. Follow Paul Sarpen on Twitter.


Tonight started the High School Football season here in District 1, as the Eagles of Bishop Shanahan hosted Archbishop Ryan out of the Catholic League. The Eagles won, 21-3, but it could have been worse had they not had a sluggish first half.

The game started out poorly for Shanahan, losing fumbles on their first two drives, the first after recovering an onside kick. Despite being sluggish offensively, the Eagles’ defense was able to keep them in the game, albeit on the wrong end of a 3-0 halftime score.

The second half was a different story as Shanahan got its vaunted spread offense going, scoring twice on runs by Cooper Jordan (10 & 23 yards). Jordan wasn’t done. He had a 61-yard run that set up a 23-yard pass to Ryan McGrory.

The Eagles ran for 212 yards (313 total), led by Cooper Jordan’s 118.

After the game, Shanahan coach Paul Meyers said, “You guys have been here before. You never panicked down 3-0 at the half. We overcame adversity, which is a sign of leadership. At the half, we challenged our guys, and they stepped up.”

Archbishop Ryan  0 3 0 0-3
Bishop Shanahan  0 0 14 7-21

Scoring summary

2nd Quarter
AR-Norton 37FG
3rd Quarter
BS-Jordan 10 run (kick failed)
BS-Jordan 28 run (Whitehill pass from Jordan)
4th Quarter
BS-McGrory 23 pass from Jordan (Domsohn kick)

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