The arm of Nick Thrasher, the hands of Vernard Whitfield, the right foot of Aaron Garza and both feet of Anthony Mayers sparked Bishop Noll to its first victory of the season Friday night, 23-13 over South Central.
Thrasher completed 10-of-18 passes for 204 yards, 183 of them before halftime, including a 25-yard strike to Whitfield to open the scoring. Whitfield had four receptions for 96 yards and added two interceptions in the Greater South Shore Conference game.
Mayers carried 27 times for 166 yards, including a 3-yard TD. He had runs of 32, 27 and 22 yards after halftime to help the Warriors (2-1, 1-0) eat up the clock after taking a 20-0 lead into the locker room.
Garza, the soccer-style kicker, had two field goals of 33 yards and a 47-yarder that hit the crossbar and bounced through on the last play of the first half.
South Central's workhorse was quarterback Kyle Sturdy, who threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Robert Miller and ran 4 yards for a second TD -- both in the third quarter. Sturdy ran 23 times for the Satellites (0-3, 0-1) and gained 120 yards.
It was Noll coach Mike Juscik's first victory in seven tries against Satellites coach Dan Klimczak, including five years at Wheeler and last year at South Central.
Rensselaer 56, North Judson 7: Four of Dylan Wright's five completed passes resulted in touchdowns as the quarterback helped the Times No. 8 Bombers (3-0) amass 510 yards of offense during a blowout win over the Bluejays.
Austin Fleming caught two of those TD strikes, but the biggest scoring pass play was when Wright hooked up with Trevor Hill for 59 yards.
Eli Isom had 109 yards on just three carries, and most of the total came on a 94-yard TD run. Rylan Arihood had 92 yards and a TD on 10 carries. Jacob Steinke had 82 yards and a TD on four carries. Adam Langley led the defense with 10 tackles, while Bo Boswell added an interception.
Tyler Tunis' 57-yard TD reception from quarterback Saston Sanchez was the lone score for North Judson (1-2).