The Lead: Sophomore wide receiver Jordan Montgomery had five catches for 48 yards and a touchdown but the Holy Cross football team was defeated by Dartmouth, 35-10, at Fitton Field on Homecoming weekend.
MAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES:
Following the contest, Montgomery was selected as the United States Marines Man of the Match.
He finished the day with five catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.
JOHNNY TURCO MEMORIAL TROPHY:
Dartmouth senior linebacker Folarin Orimolade was selected to be the recipient of the Johnny Turco Memorial Trophy.
He led the Big Green with eight tackles, two sacks and four tackles for loss.
The Johnny Turco Memorial Trophy is awarded annually by the Holy Cross Varsity Club, the Class of 1952 and the Holy Cross Club of Worcester to the Most Outstanding Player in the Homecoming Day Game.
It is given in memory of Johnny Turco (Class of 1952), a former halfback and a member of the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame. The award is selected by the members of the working press.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Junior running back Diquan Walker had 13 carries for a team-high 64 yards.
Junior linebacker Nick McBeath had a team-best 11 tackles with two tackles for loss.
Senior wide receiver Jake Wieczorek finished the game with 172 all-purpose yards.
Dartmouth sophomore defensive back Bun Straton posted two interceptions.
Big Green quarterback Jack Heneghan completed 18 of 29 passes for 240 yards and one touchdown.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Crusaders scored on their first drive in the opening minutes of the game (13:39) off of an 18-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Peter Pujals to Montgomery.
The Big Green responded on the following drive at the 10:36-mark of the first quarter on a 10-yard touchdown run by Hunter Hagdorn.
With 1:39 left in the first quarter, Dartmouth scored on an 61-yard scoring drive capped off by a 35-yard touchdown run by Miles Smith, making the score 14-7.
With 38 seconds left in the first half, Dartmouth’s Darius George recovered a Holy Cross fumble in the Crusader end zone to make the score 21-7 at the break.
Dartmouth increased its lead in the third quarter with a four-yard touchdown run by Ryder Stone as part of a 65-yard scoring drive.
Crusader senior placekicker Zane Wasp capped off a 57-yard scoring drive with a 42-yard field goal at 7:12 in the third quarter to make the score 28-10.
With 12:09 left in the fourth quarter, Heneghan sent a 10-yard touchdown pass up the middle to Cameron Skaff to complete a 32-yard scoring drive and make the final score 35-10.
Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 1, when it travels to Easton, Pa., to take on Lafayette in Patriot League action at 3:30 p.m.
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