Defense sustains the Hurricanes

Published September 23, 2006

SPRING HILL - Offensive ineptitude was the special on order Friday evening at Bishop McLaughlin.

Despite gaining only 186 total yards, the Hurricanes escaped with a 20-13 victory over Cambridge at home.

The story of the game was really illustrated in the first quarter. The Lancers had the ball in the Bishop McLaughlin red zone three times and was able to net just seven points.

Because of those struggles, the Hurricanes were able to force a couple of turnovers and take a 12-7 halftime lead.

After a third-quarter stalemate, Bishop McLaughlin (3-2) took advantage of another Cambridge (2-3) offensive miscue.

Bobby Emmino intercepted a Ryan Horan pass and took it back 32 yards to pay dirt.

Cambridge's comeback, which began when Horan left with a concussion, came up short when backup Michael Miller's 14-yard touchdown pass to Josh Lockwood was called back due to offensive pass interference.

The call was made on a fourth-down play, ultimately ending the contest.

The Hurricanes were led on offense by running back Cal Kuenzel (14 carries, 56 yards), and wide receiver James McCarragher (five catches, 41 yards and a touchdown).