No. 2 Mount St. Joseph rolls past Kiski; The Hall’s next


Dont’e Thornton (11) was one of four players to catch a touchdown pass for Mount St. Joseph football team Saturday. The No. 2 Gaels routed Pennsylvania’s Kiski School at Pleyvak Field in Irvington.

A week off did wonders for Mount St. Joseph’s offense.

The second-ranked Gaels defeated Pennsylvania’s Kiski School, 53-7, in a non-league football game at Pleyvak Field in Irvington. Junior quarterback Billy Atkins threw for 227 yards and 4 touchdowns for Mount St. Joseph (3-1) and senior running back Marlowe Wax rushed for 138 yards and 3 touchdowns on 4 carries.

The Gaels scored the game’s first 39 points, claiming their final non-league match before starting MIAA A Conference play. Mount St. Joseph scored just a touchdown in its previous game against perennial Washington Catholic Athletic Conference stronghold Good Counsel, which claimed a 19-7 win at Pleyvak Field Sept. 7.

Ausar Crawley (4 catches, 54 yards), Dont’e Thornton (2, 76), Semaj Henson (2, 44) and Tyler Wilkins (3, 49) each caught scoring passes from Atkins, who completed 10 of 12 passes. Wax, who’s committed to Syracuse University, scored on runs of 32, 8 and 91 yards.

Friday evening, Mount St. Joseph travels to Towson for its MIAA A opener against third-ranked Calvert Hall College at Russo Stadium. The Gaels defeated Calvert Hall, 21-7, last season.

No. 2 Mount St. Joseph 53, Kiski School (PA) 7

First quarter

MSJ – Marlowe Wax 32 run (kick failed)

MSJ – Ausar Crawley 40 pass from Billy Atkins (kick blocked)
MSJ – Semaj Henson 25 pass from Atkins (kick failed)
Second quarter
MSJ – Dont’e Thornton 70 pass from Atkins (Scott Martin kick)
Kiski – Kyle Silk 40 pass from RyWallace (kick good)
MSJ- Tyler Wilkins 8 pass from Atkins (Martin kick)
Third quarter
MSJ – Ripken Reese 3 run (Martin kick)