The Preps : Football Roundup : Servite Applies the Brakes to Bishop Montgomery

Bishop Montgomery High School's football team traveled nearly 40 miles in 45 minutes to arrive at Saturday's game against Servite.

Once off the bus, however, Bishop Montgomery (3-4 overall, 0-2 in Angelus League play) practically stopped moving altogether. Servite allowed Bishop Montgomery 51 yards in the first 24 minutes en route to a 35-13 Angelus League victory.

The second half wasn't quite as dismal for the Knights, who scored on a one-yard sneak in the third quarter by quarterback John Zimmerman, and a six-yard dash by Matt Burrola in the fourth quarter.

There was plenty of offense to spare for Servite (3-4, 1-0), however. Tailback Kent Weiss rushed for 96 yards in 18 carries, and scored on touchdown runs of two and eight yards.

Servite quarterback Rob Walker completed 10 of his 13 passes for 154 yards, including four to his favorite target, flanker Mike Kroll.

In the second quarter, Walker pump-faked and then found Kroll open in the right corner of the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown play.

On the first play of Servite's next series, Walker, under heavy pressure, hit Kroll in full stride on the right sideline for a 42-yard touchdown.

"The first half, we did a good job on defense," Servite Coach Larry Toner said. "But the second half was ugly. But it was a nice win, considering how this team has come a long way."

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