No. 5 DeMatha (Md.), led by backup QB, takes down Bishop McNamara

No. 5 DeMatha (Md.), led by backup QB, takes down Bishop McNamara

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No. 5 DeMatha (Md.), led by backup QB, takes down Bishop McNamara

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No. 4 DeMatha Catholic (Hyattesville) played McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) on Friday. (Photo: DeMatha football).

No. 5 DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville) defeated Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) 49-12 on Friday. (Photo: DeMatha football).

No. 5 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) didn’t have starting quarterback Beau English, but Stags backup Tyler Lenhart was enough in a 49-12 defeat of  Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) on Friday.

English sat out DeMatha’s homecoming with a high ankle sprain he sustained in his team’s victory against St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.) last week. In his place, Lenhart, a junior, threw touchdown passes to Dominic Logan-Nealy and Grant Donaldson and ran for a 1-yard touchdown.

The Stags’ defense did the rest. They blocked an extra point, set up another score with a fumble recovery and held the Mustangs scoreless until the second half.

The other DeMatha touchdowns came on runs by Myles Miree, Khoury Spruill, Marshawn Lloyd and Jamison Taylor.

McNamara was using its own backup in the second half after an injury to starter Stanton Askew. Charles Kelly, normally a wide receiver, ran in a touchdown for the Mustangs, on a quarterback keep.

The Stags (7-0) will play at Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) on Saturday. Bishop McNamara (3-4) will play Friday at Good Counsel (Olney).

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