Larkin Helps La Salle Extend Winning Streak


Posted on 9/20/2015 at 5:06 p.m.

Senior Scores Six TDs, Racks Up Nearly 431 Yards Total Offense

In a performance that resembled what seemed to be a weekly occurrence last season, La Salle senior running back Jeremy Larkin racked up 441 yards of total offense and scored six touchdowns to help La Salle defeat Christian Brothers from Memphis, Tenn., 49-14, Saturday afternoon at Lancer Stadium.  The win extended La Salle’s winning streak to 12 games dating back to last October.

Larkin, a University of Cincinnati commit who finished his junior season with 2,584 yards rushing and 38 TDs, amassed 380 yards on his six scores to lead La Salle – No. 1 in the Associated Press Division II state rankings released this week – to the victory over Christian Brothers (3-1).  He rushed nine times for 289 yards – a 32.1-yard average – and four TDs, while catching three passes for 130 yards and two scores.

He scored on TD runs of 76, 93, 10 and 85 yards, respectively, while catching scoring passes from senior quarterback Nick Watson of 70 and 54 yards for the Lancers – who wound up with 514 total yards of offense while possessing the ball just 13:35.  Larkin now has scored a GCL South-leading 11 TDs in four games.  The Lancers travel to unbeaten Northwest (4-0) at 7:30 next Friday.

Elder Suffers First Loss At No. 3 Lakewood St. Edward

Elder was unable to get its rushing game untracked Saturday night, falling behind 24-7 at halftime,  in a 31-20 loss to perennial state power Lakewood St. Edward at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea.  The defeat was the first this season for the Panthers (3-1), who entered the game ranked No. 1 in the first Associated Press Division I state poll.  St. Edward (3-1) was ranked No. 3 in the first Ohio big-school rankings.

The Panthers were held to just 38 yards on 19 rushing attempts, an average of 2.1 yards per attempt.  Senior quarterback Peyton Ramsey led Elder, completing 31-of-54 passes for 351 yards and three TDs, two to senior wide Receiver Nick Hall – who hauled in scoring strikes of 2 and 11 yards, respectively, in the fourth quarter.  Elder also was victimized by three turnovers.

Senior receiver Robby Oswald led Elder with 14 catches for 129 yards, including a 12-TD reception from Ramsey that gave Elder a 7-3 after the first quarter.  St. Edward then reeled off 28 straight unanswered points to take control.  Hall hauled in nine passes for 137 yards and two scores against St. Edward, the defending Division I state champion.  Elder knocked off St. Edward, 21-14, at The Pit one year ago.