There was no 53-point first quarter for Lourdes Academy this week.
But a 40-point half works just as well.
Charlie Noone ran for a pair of touchdowns and the Knights took control of their Trailways Large showdown against Montello/Princeton/Green Lake early in a 40-12 victory on Friday night.
Micah Decker opened the scoring with a 5-yard run on the opening possession for Lourdes Academy, which improves to 3-0 in league play and takes over sole possession of first place in the conference.
Noone capped the Knights second drive with a short touchdown run on the final play of the first quarter for a 14-0 lead.
Zack Weiher’s tackle-breaking 58-yard dash opening the scoring in the second quarter for the Knights, who also got short touchdown runs from Noone, Kyle Cerroni and Brian Dowling to take the 40-0 halftime lead.
The Phoenix didn’t score until late in the fourth quarter, getting a pair of touchdowns in the final five minutes.
Lourdes Acad….21 19 0 0 — 40
Mont/Prince/GL…7 0 0 3 — 12
LA — Micah Decker, 5 run (run failed).
LA — Charlie Noone, 7 run (Tony O’Krueg-Wright run).
LA — Zach Weiher, 58 run (Michael Godfroy kick).
LA — Kyle Cerroni, 2 run (Godfroy kick).
LA — Noone, 3 run (kick failed).
LA — Brian Dowing, 1 run (run failed).
MPGL — Darren Schlaefer, 45 run (Sam Soda kick).
MPGL — Cody Sandleback, 8 run (kick failed).
First downs 16 5
Total yards 402 176
Rushing 48-346 20-140
Yards passing 56 36
Comp.-Att-Int 2-7-0 3-22-0
Fumbles 1-0 1-0
Rushing: LA — Zach Weiher 5-104, Micah Decker 9-84, Charlie Noone 12-65. MPGL — Darren Schlaefer 13-68.
Passing: LA — Noone 2-7-0-56. MPGL — Carter Daniels 3-12-0-36.
Receiving: LA — Kyle Hellman 2-56. MPGL — Sawyer Soda 2-30.