DALLAS — Fort Worth Nolan Catholic had a favorite play against Dallas Bishop Lynch on Friday night at Roffino Stadium: Run Luke Alves off right tackle.
Alves knifed through the line, bounced outside and ran over Friars to lead Nolan to a 34-24 win. He carried 28 times for 284 yards and three touchdowns, sealing the victory on a 2-yard score with 26 seconds remaining.
Nolan (5-2, 3-0) remains unbeaten in TAPPS Division I District 1.
Bishop Lynch (3-4, 1-3) gained only 15 yards rushing as Nolan controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. Lynch quarterback Barrett Renner shined despite constant pressure, passing for 278 yards and three scores.
Nolan scored less than three minutes into the game when quarterback Landon Russell hooked up with Andrew Tittor on a 36-yard touchdown pass.
Bishop Lynch tied the score 7-7 on a 23-yard pass from Renner to Joseph Gannon. The score was set up when a Lynch punt hit the foot of a Nolan player and was recovered by the Friars.
The Vikings went up 14-7 with 1:40 left in the first quarter when Alves rushed for a 13-yard touchdown on fourth-and-1. Alves rushed 12 times for 87 yards in the first half.
Nolan missed a scoring opportunity when the Friars intercepted a Russell pass at the Lynch 10 on the last play of the first half.
Bishop Lynch tied the score at 14-14 on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Renner to Rawleigh Williams, which capped a 10-play, 93-yard drive.
The Vikings scored on their first drive in the second half on a 34-yard field goal by Grant Muehlstein.
Less than two minutes later, Alves appeared to be down at the line of scrimmage, then suddenly broke free and ran down the right sideline for a 54-yard score to give Nolan a 10-point lead.
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