By John Lachmann
Junior Mitch Thomas and senior Cameron Lane combined for 342 rushing yards and six touchdowns as Beechwood beat Holy Cross, 54-21 on Thursday.
Thomas ran the ball 10 times for 177 yards and three TDs, and Lane rushed 11 times for 165 yards and three scores.
The Tigers finished with 467 ground yards.
Senior linebacker Max Nussbaum, who had missed Beechwood’s first two games after suffering a torn meniscus, returned for his first action of the season and recorded a tackle early in the game on a jolting hit.
Holy Cross quarterback Mitch Trail completed 13-of-27 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns, and he rushed for 68 yards.
Senior Burt Pouncy led all Indians rushers with 87 yards, and he scored one TD.
HOLY CROSS 0-7-0-14—21
B-Thomas 34 run (Sletto kick)
HC-Pouncy 24 run (Scott kick)
B-Lane 13 run (Sletto kick)
B-Lane 57 run (kick failed)
B-Thomas 23 run (kick blocked)
B-Lane 64 run (Thomas pass from Lane)
HC-Callery 10 pass from Trail (Scott kick)
B-Thomas 52 run (Sletto kick)
B-Studer 49 run (Burns kick)
HC-Gabbard 38 pass from Trail (Scott kick)
B-Erdman 2 run (kick failed)
RECORDS: Beechwood 1-2, Holy Cross 1-3.
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