Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)Not even the fourth-biggest total offensive output in Utah history could slow down
at the 2013 XFINITY High School Football Challenge in Sandy, Utah on Saturday night.
Despite 569 total yards put up by super junior quarterback Austin Kafentzis
, Bergen Catholic rolled to a 56-26 victory over Jordan (Sandy, Utah)
in the nightcap of the third-annual doubleheader at Rio Tinto Stadium. Corey Russo
rushed for 217 yards and four touchdowns for the New Jersey power, while four-star tight end Garrett Dickerson
caught two touchdown passes.
Bergen Catholic started slowly, throwing an interception on its first play from scrimmage. Jordan went nowhere and missed a short field goal and from there, BC rolled, scoring on its next six possessions to take a 42-20 halftime lead.
Kafentzis, the MaxPreps Sophomore of the Year in 2012 and Freshman of the Year in 2011, completed half of his 36 passes for a career-high 446 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 123 yards and a score. Teammate Mason Kruger
had eight catches for 216 yards and a score, but it wasn't nearly enough.
In the first game, Tanner Sansom
rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Chipper Lucero
passed for 192 yards and two more scores as Alta (Sandy, Utah)
scored a 44-7 win over Allentown (N.J.)
Alta led 38-0 before Allentown's 6-foot-1, 255-pound running back Daivone Thomas
scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter. Thomas had 78 yards rushing.