No. 7 Cardinals top Pallotti; Tucker rushes for 147 yards, 3 TDs (VIDEO HERE!!)


Calvert Hall’s Tre Jordan (left) comes down with an interception during Monday’s football game with St. Vincent Pallotti. Jordan finished two interceptions as the No. 7 Cardinals won 37-7 over the Panthers at Russo Stadium in Towson.

by Derek Toney

After his team’s match was stopped Friday because of weather, Calvert Hall College football coach Donald Davis wanted the Cardinals to start fast for Monday’s completion.

No. 7 Calvert Hall posted a 37-7 non-league decision over the Panthers at Russo Stadium in Towson. Junior running back Sean Tucker rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns, and Keith Powers and Cobie Floyd each added a score.

Leading 10-0 in the second quarter Friday evening when heavy rain and lightning forced stoppage in play, the MIAA A Conference squad scored four touchdowns in the third quarter to start a running clock.

The Cardinals are off to a 2-0 start for the third straight season.

“I knew we had to come out banging hard with the nice weather,” said Calvert Hall junior center Ryan Swartz, who had trouble gripping the ball in the second quarter as heavy rain fell Friday. “The wait didn’t affect us. We knew what we had to do and got it done.”

Under dry and sultry conditions late Monday morning, Tucker broke off scoring runs of 66- and 24-yards in the third quarter. Powers, a junior defensive end, returned a fumble for another score. Floyd’s one-yard touchdown run made it 36-0 and started the running clock.

Keyshawn Wheeler got Pallotti on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter with a one-yard run.

Tre’ Jordan picked off two passes in the fourth quarter as the Cardinals forced five Pallotti (0-1) turnovers.

Friday evening, Calvert Hall host three-time defending Class 4A state champ Henry A. Wise. Wise, ranked 4th in the state media poll, has won 43 straight decisions.

No. 7 Calvert Hall College 37, St. Vincent Pallotti 7

Pallotti 0 0 0 7 – 7

Calvert Hall 10 0 27 0 – 37

First quarter

Calvert Hall – Sean Tucker 27 run (Peter Moore kick)

Calvert Hall – Moore 25 field goal

Third quarter

Calvert Hall – Tucker 66 run (Moore kick)

Calvert Hall – Tucker 24 run (Moore kick)

Calvert Hall – Powers fumble return (Moore kick)

Calvert Hall – Floyd 1 run (kick failed)

Fourth quarter

Pallotti – Wheeler 1 run (kick good)

TD Sean Tucker 27 Yd Run (Peter Moore Kick) 7 0
FG Peter Moore 25 Yd 10 0
Second Quarter CHHS SVPHS
Third Quarter CHHS SVPHS
TD Sean Tucker 66 Yd Run (Peter Moore Kick) 17 0
TD Sean Tucker 24 Yd Run (Peter Moore Kick) 24 0
TD Keith Powers Fumble Return (Peter Moore Kick) 31 0
TD Cobie Floyd 1 Yd Run (Kieran O’Neill Kick No Good) 37 0
Fourth Quarter CHHS SVPHS
TD 1 Yd Run (Kick) 37 7