Wyatt Peterson rushed for a score and threw for two more Friday night to pace Pacelli to a 35-12 victory over visiting Crawford County at Diemel Field. The loss extended the Eagles' losing streak to 34 games.
The Vikings squandered scoring opportunities on its first two possessions before going up 7-0 on its third offensive series.
Peterson capped a 31-yard, 6-play scoring drive with a 2-yard run. Kevin Jacobs' kick ended the first quarter 7-0.
The Vikings scored on each of its two second quarter possessions to create a 21-0 halftime lead.
A penalty-riddled 9-play, 56-yard drive ended on a Peterson pass to Dawahare on 2nd and goal from the Crawford 27-yard line. Peterson got behind the defense and scored putting Pacelli up 13-0.
"What we have got to work on are the mental mistakes," Pacelli coach Randy Grace said. "We had way too many penalties. We're still not satisfied. This team is hungry. We feel like we played maybe at about 70 percent tonight."
The Vikings final score of the first half covered 91 yards and took 12 plays before Peterson found Foster in the corner of the endzone on 4th-and-7 from 14-yards out.
Crawford County got on the board on its opening drive of the second half. Tyrick Reeves hit Quay Wiggins on a 27-yard pass to close the gap to 21-6. Reeves and Wiggins hooked up again with 1:41 remaining in the game for the final score this time on a 17 yard pass.
The Vikings answered the Eagles third-quarter score with a 37-yard scoring drive set up by Dawahare's 43 yard kickoff return. Deandre Bowman scored on a 6-yard run to put Pacelli up 28-6.
Triston Wells 44-yard interception return set up Pacelli's next score. Malik Marble scored on an 11-yard run to put the Vikings up 35-6 heading into the final quarter. Pacelli is off next week.
"We have an early open date which is kind of good kind of bad," Grace said. We've got a lot of improvement to make."
Friday at Deimel FieldCrawford County 0 0 6 6--12
Pacelli 7 14 14 0--35First Quarter
P- Wyatt Peterson 2 run (Kevin Jacobs kick), :34
P- Luke Dawahare 27 pass from Peterson (Jacobs kick), 6:07
P- Bryan Foster 14 catch from Peterson (Jacobs kick) :28
C- Quay Wiggins 27 pass from Tyrick Reeves (kick failed), 10:31
P- Deandre Bowman II 6 run (Jacobs kick), 8:46
P- Malik Marble 11 run (Jacobs kick) 4:55
C- Wiggins 17 pass from Reeves (kick failed), 1:41
Records: Crawford County 0-1; Pacelli 1-0. Next: Pacelli, at Stewart County, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.