Sunday, October 12, 2008

Xavier's Single-Wing Scores Big

BY Ian Begley

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 9:50 PM

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Seamus Kelly runs for 291 yards and five touchdowns on eight carries.

Just call him Famous Seamus.

Xavier running back Seamus Kelly scored seven touchdowns and gained 448 all-purpose yards in the Knights' 86-42 win over Cardinal Hayes Saturday at Maritime Stadium in the Bronx.

The 5-11, 190-pound senior back ran for 291 yards and five touchdowns on eight carries. He returned a kick 85 yards for a touchdown and had a 72-yard touchdown reception on the Knights' only pass attempt of the game. "I knew if we kept scoring we would be OK," Kelly said. "And we just kept scoring."

Xavier's single-wing attack seemed to confuse Cardinal Hayes (3-3) all afternoon. The Knights scored touchdowns on four of their first five plays and led 57-30 at the half as Kelly racked up six touchdowns.

"They run the single-wing extremely well," Cardinal Hayes coach C.J. O'Neil said. "Seamus is an exceptional player in an exceptional system. We couldn't keep pace with 86 points."

Kelly scored six touchdowns in Xavier's win over Bishop Ford Sept. 27. Xavier (4-1) is in first place in the CHSFL's AA division.

NY Daily News

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