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Archbishop Hoban football uses huge second half to defeat St. Francis (New York)

Lamar Sperling led the way for the Knights with 237 yards rushing and four touchdowns
Photo by Jeff Harwell

Photo by Jeff Harwell

AKRON, Ohio – Archbishop Hoban got off to a slow start against St. Francis (New York) Friday night but turned it on in the second half as the Knights won 42-15.

Running back Lamar Sperling scored four straight touchdowns to help Hoban take a control of the game.

His first touchdown run tied the game at 7-7 in the second quarter and then the University at Buffalo commit exploded for three touchdowns in the third quarter as Hoban (7-0) turned a tie game at the half into a 28-7 advantage after three quarters.

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Sperling finished his night with 27 carries for 237 yards to go with the four scores.

The Knights added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Caleb Jones and Xavier Williams both got loose for rushing touchdowns at Dowed Field.

Hoban will now prepare to head across town next Friday to take on rival St. Vincent-St. Mary in what could be the final regular season game between the two for the foreseeable future.