Posted On: 10/1/18 11:52 PM

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St. Thomas Academy blew open a close game in the second half to remain undefeated on the season and in the process gave Hastings their first loss of the season. All three units contributed to the 24-6 road victory.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Cadets relied on the running game and specifically Brendan McFadden. McFadden started the game with a ten-yard run behind PJ Gaertner and Logan Coutier. Later he scored the first of his three touchdowns with a 14-yard touchdown run. McFadden showed a little bit of everything on a run later in the game that only would net three yards. He used quick feet to avoid a defender who broke into the backfield and then lowered his shoulder to power his way to a short gain. Then he picked up big yardage behind Devin Klein and Jason Samec, and he finished the run off right – punishing the tackler to make sure he fell forward for an extra yard.

Center Alex Kuntz opened a large hole in the middle of the defense, and later,

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