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Hollenbach, Cardinals crush Pettus, 60-21
by Jason Chlapek, Gonzales Inquirer Sports
Friday, August 31, 2012

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Adam Hollenbach ran for 260 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries as the St. Paul football team crushed Pettus, 60-21, Friday at Comanche Stadium in Shiner.

Hollenbach scored on runs of 9, 83, 52 and 16 yards in the victory. He also booted a pair of extra points.

The Cardinals never trailed in the contest as they led 13-0 after one quarter of play and 27-14 at halftime. St. Paul (1-0) put the game out of reach in the third quarter as they outscored the War Eagles, 27-0, in the period with Hollenbach scoring three times and Mitchell McElroy returning an interception 25 yards for the other score.

In the opening quarter, Dakota Kresta and Martin Kennedy scored on runs of 14 and 15 yards, respectively. Hollenbach scored from nine yards out early in the second quarter to give his team a 19-0 advantage.

But Pettus (0-1) scored touchdowns on its next two drives to trim the lead to 19-14 with 3:29 remaining before halftime. Kresta hit Kennedy for a 41-yard score and the Cardinals got the two-point conversion to take a 27-14 lead with 58 seconds remaining before halftime.

A 27-point explosion in the third quarter gave St. Paul a commanding 54-14 lead. The teams traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter with T.J. Bell scoring from a yard out for the Cardinals.

In addition to Hollenbach’s 260-yard performance, Kennedy ran nine times for 75 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 45 yards and another score. Kresta ran nine times for 66 yards and a touchdown and completed 2-of-5 passes for 45 yards and a score, while Bell ran nine times for 59 yards and a touchdown.

St. Paul hits the road to take on Fort Bend Christian at 7 p.m. Friday at Fort Bend Christian School.

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