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Big plays help FW Nolan win 24th consecutive game
Fort Worth Nolan Catholic, susceptible to the long play, made some big plays of its own to pull away in the second half and defeat Bishop Lynch, 42-14, in a TAPPS I-1 game at Roffino Stadium.
Nolan, ranked No. 1 in SportsDay's large private schools poll, won its 24th consecutive game and is 7-0 overall and 2-0 in district. Lynch dropped to 5-2 and 1-2.
Leading by seven points to start the second half, Nolan managed three long scoring plays.
Alex Sauza, who finished with 186 yards on 20 carries, scored his third touchdown on a 31-yard run, bouncing off a tackler near the line of scrimmage before racing down the sideline.
Later in the third, Hans Ingold pulled in his second touchdown reception of the game, off a 35-yard post route.
Fullback David Moser closed the scoring with a 52-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Lynch kept the game close in the first half behind the tough running of Ian Sutherland, who finished with 71 yards.
Lynch quarterback Tony Dodson, who left the game after an injury in the second half, scored on a 5-yard run to open the scoring after Lynch recovered a fumbled punt return in Nolan territory early in the first quarter.
Nolan responded with a Sauza 14-yard run and an Ingold 21-yard reception from quarterback Michael Smith for a 14-7 lead.
The teams traded touchdowns in the second quarter. Ian Sutherland scored on a fourth-and-1 run off right end for Lynch to tie the score.
Nolan answered with a 99-yard drive, capped by Sauza's second score of the night, a 3-yard blast over left tackle Hunter Brennan with just 19 seconds left in the second quarter for a 21-14 halftime lead.