Parker Gunnell passed for 377 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score Friday to lead St. Pius X (Texas) to a 42-10 victory over host Faith Lutheran.
Faith Lutheran starting quarterback Christian Marshall completed 9 of 11 passes in the first half, but didn’t return for the second. Despite that, and the fact that the Panthers left their starters in until the final buzzer, the Crusaders played the second half to a 7-7 draw. Sagan Gronauer subbed at quarterback and hit Michael Peck for a 20-yard TD pass in the second half for Faith Lutheran.
Saundre Spiller had 15 carries for 105 yards to lead Faith Lutheran’s ground game, and Elijah Kothe had four catches for 84 yards for the Crusadres.
Gunnel hit eight different receivers for the Panthers, who got five receptions and 151 yards from Foster McLaurin.