York Catholic's Hakeem Kinard was too much for Delone Catholic to handle on Monday.
The junior quarterback threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more to lead the Fighting Irish to a 35-7 win against the Squires in Division III football action Monday night.
Kinard accounted for 198 of York Catholic's 221 yards of total offense as he ran 13 times for 116 yards and completed 6-of-15 passes for 82 more.
"Hakeem is a great athlete, and he can do a lot of things on the field because of it," York Catholic head coach Eric Depew said. "He gives us the run dimension to go along with his passing ability."
Before Kinard started accounting for touchdowns, the Irish took a 7-0 lead following a blocked punt deep in Squire territory that was scooped up by Jack Burnside and taken 2 yards to put the hosts ahead with 3:21 left in the opening stanza.
"We've preached special teams for all three years that I've been here, and it finally paid off for us," Depew said.
Following an 11-yard punt by Delone, York Catholic took over at the Squires' 26. Two plays later Kinard hooked up with Daniel Yokemick on a slant route for a 22-yard touchdown at the 1:02 mark of the first quarter.
Delone's next drive failed to produce a first down, and the Irish started possession in positive territory. Kinard took advantage of that as he scored on the first play of the drive with a 45-yard scoring run with 11:06 left in the first half. He then scampered in from 2 yards out on York Catholic's next drive to boost the lead to 27-0.
Delone (3-4, 2-4 YAIAA III) picked up its initial first down of the contest on the next drive and marched inside the Irish redzone before a missed field goal at the halftime gun kept the count at 27-0.
York Catholic (4-3, 3-3) was on the board again midway through the third quarter on the second hookup from Kinard to Yokemick, this one from 19 yards out with 7:00 left in the frame. Burnside added the two-point conversion and activated the mercy rule in the process.
"We didn't play with the same emotion tonight that we did last week against Bermudian," Delone head coach Steve Wiles said. "Our season isn't over, but our captains, our seniors, have to do something about that. They have to get each other fired up and emotionally invested in every game the rest of the way."
Delone avoided the shutout when Matt Giuffreda scored on an 8-yard run with 1:31 left in the game. Giuffreda was making his return after missing three games because of injury and finished the game with 58 yards rushing on 15 carries.
Delone Catholic 0 0 0 6 -- 6
York Catholic 14 13 8 0 -- 35
YC -- Jack Burnside 2 blocked punt return (Daniel Yokemick kick) 3:21
YC -- Yokemick 22 pass from Hakeem Kinard (Yokemick kick) 1:02
YC -- Kinard 45 run (Yokemick kick) 11:06
YC -- Kinard 2 run (kick failed) 6:09
YC -- Yokemick 19 pass from Kinard (Burnside run) 7:00
DC -- Matt Giuffreda 8 run (kick failed) 1:31
First downs 7 9
Rushes-yards 42-160 23-139
Passing 4-15-0 6-15-1
Passing yards 20 82
Total yards 180 221
Punts 7-30.4 4-35.0
Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-0
Penalties-yards 4-22 1-5
Rushing -- Delone Catholic, Nate Miller 14-91, Giuffreda 15-58, Pat Staub 2-10, Nick Boddiford 2-2, Tavian Dorsey 4-0, Jake Wiles 5-(-1). York Catholic, Kinard 13-116, Burnside 5-15, Doug Mills 3-12, Yokemick 1-0, Team 1-(-4).
Passing -- Delone Catholic, Wiles 4-15-20-0. York Catholic, Kinard 6-15-82-1.
Receiving -- Delone Catholic, Miller 2-2, Staub 1-12, Dorsey 1-6. York Catholic, Yokemick 3-46, Qua'Shawn Grooms 2-25, Miles Elliott 1-11.