Cardinal Gibbons blows out Northwood in battle for third place
Cardinal Gibbons scored the last 34 points of the game to beat Northwood 55-21 in a battle for third place in 3A Conference 11 on Friday night.
Cardinal Gibbons (8-3, 5-2) and Northwood (8-3, 4-3) entered the final week of the regular season tied for third and were playing for playoff positioning at Cardinal Gibbons. The Crusaders made a statement with their highest point total of the season while holding the Chargers to their lowest.
Shawn Stankavage threw for seven touchdowns and ran for another for Cardinal Gibbons. Stankavage completed nine straight passes in the second quarter before spiking the ball to stop the clock before the half. He finished 29 of 40 for 440 yards
Stankavage led a lightning-fast Cardinal Gibbons offense. The Crusaders scored in a 74-yard, 84 second drive just before halftime, and Stankavage moved the Crusaders 92 yards on 3 passes in a third-quarter touchdown drive.
Two Crusader receivers topped 100 yards. Dante DiMaggio caught 7 passes for 103 yards and 2 touchdowns, all in the first half. Chris Gorman had 11 catches for 111 yards and 3 scores. Stankavage also threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to running back Peyton Offnick and a 64-yard score to Brandon Loy on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter. Loy just missed the century mark, catching 5 passes for 98 yards.
Northwood running back Kadarus Rone was the lone bright spot, gaining 197 yards on 27 carries and rushing for both of Northwood’s touchdowns.
The Cardinal Gibbons defense harassed Northwood quarterback Ti Pinnix into a 14 of 30, 87 yard performance and held standout receiver Jalen Smith to just 51 yards. The Crusaders also forced three turnovers on a pair of interceptions and a fumble recovery, leading to 14 points.
The game featured rough play going beyond the whistle. Stankavage was hit late twice by Hunter Blackmon, drawing a pair of penalties. A hit out of bounds on Stankavage led to a bench-clearing skirmish, and linebacker Jared Worley was later ejected after another personal foul penalty.
CARDINAL GIBBONS 55, NORTHWOOD 14
Northwood 7 7 0 0 — 14
Cardinal Gibbons 14 21 20 0 — 55
NW—Kadarus Rone 2 run (Anthony Castro kick), 6:35
CG—Dante DiMaggio 20 pass from Shawn Stankavage (Brandon Loy kick), 4:58
CG—Stankavage 2 run (Loy kick), 2:03
CG—DiMaggio 6 pass from Stankavage (Loy kick), 10:43
NW—Rone 3 rush (Castro kick), 7:12
CG—Chris Gorman 18 pass from Stankavage (Loy kick), 5:33
CG—Gorman 9 pass from Stankavage (Loy kick) 0:08
CG—Offnick 50 pass from Stankavage, 8:11
CG—Brandon Loy 64 pass from Stankavage (Loy kick), 4:16
CG—Gorman 1 pass from Stankavage (Loy kick), 1:32
RUSHING—Northwood, Kadarus Rone 27-197, Pinnix 8-52, Montel Goods 8-42, Fowler 3-(minus 4). Cardinal Gibbons, Stankavage 12-49, Peyton Offnick 7-28, Dante DiMaggio 1-6, Stephen Shank 3-5, Adrian Gorman 4-5.
PASSING — Northwood, Ti Pinnix 14-30-1-87, Jacob Fowler 1-6-1-5. Cardinal Gibbons, Shawn Stankavage 29-40-0-440.
RECEIVING—Northwood, Jalen Smith 4-51, Kadarus Rone 5-15, Spencer Roberson 3-13, Fowler 1-3, Imoh Udoh 1-5, Anthony Upchurch 1-5. Cardinal Gibbons, DiMaggio 7-103, Offnick 2-60, Brandon Loy 5-98, Chris Gorman 11-111, Earl Gill 4-68.