Conor Kresta rushed for 245 yards and three touchdowns as St. Paul pounded Beaumont Legacy Christian 48-18 in the TAPPS IV area round contest at Woodlands Christian on Friday.
Kresta also threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Bell. Austin Barton added 94 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns. Joseph Natal had 69 yards on eight carries and Bell carried twice for 27 yards.
Barton had an 11-yard run late in the first quarter to give St. Paul a 7-0 lead. He scored from 19 yards on the ground just a few seconds into the second box. Kresta found Bell for a 37-yard pass at the 6:31 mark of the second quarter and Beaumont Legacy got within 21-6 on a 12-yard pass from Tavian Mayfield to Reid Rogers.
The Cardinals scored twice more in the quarter on a 3-yard run by Kresta (2:07) and a 21-yard fumble return by Natal (1:21).
Beaumont Legacy had a 7-yard run by Mayfield to get within 35-12 with seven seconds left in the half.
Kresta had another 3-yard touchdown run with 8:08 left in the game and Beaumont Legacy scored on a pass from Mayfield to Tristan Ozmun for 7 yards.
Krestas 2-yard run with 2:12 left capped scoring.
GAME STATISTICSsource: Shiner Gazette Shiner St. Paul 48, Beaumont Legacy Christian 18 November 18, 2016, 7:30 pm Warrior Stadium, The Woodlands SCORING SUMMARY 1 2 3 4 F Shiner St. Paul 7 28 0 13 -- 48 Beaumont Legacy Christian 0 12 0 6 -- 18 SCORING DETAILS: First Quarter SSP Austin Barton 11 run (Frank Benes kick), 3:13 1Q. SSP Barton 19 run (Benes kick), 11:51 2Q. Second Quarter SSP Ryan Bell 37 pass from Conor Kresta (Benes kick), 6:31 2Q. BLC Reid Rogers 12 pass from Tavian Mayfield (kick failed), 4:43 2Q. SSP Kresta 3 run (Benes kick), 2:07 2Q. SSP Joseph Natal 21 fumble return (Benes kick), 1:21 2Q. BLC Mayfield 7 run (kick failed), 0:19 2Q. Third Quarter no score Fourth Quarter SSP Kresta 3 run (kick failed), 8:08 4Q. BLC Tristan Ozmun 7 pass from Mayfield (pass failed), 6:27 4Q. SSP Kresta 2 run (Benes kick), 2:12 4Q. TEAM STATISTICS: St. Paul Beaumont Legacy First Downs 19 17 Yards Rushing 57-435 19-132 Yards Passing 37 190 Passes 1-4 17-30 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-3 Penalties-Yards 3-25 6-55 Punts-Average 0-0.0 3-39.3 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS: Rushing SSP: Conor Kresta 34-235, Austin Barton 13-94, Joseph Natal 8-69, Ryan Bell 2-27. BLC: Tristan Ozmun 8-74, Tavian Mayfield 8-32, Taydren Espirit 1-26, Korien Burrell 2-0. Passing SSP: Kresta 1-1-0-37, Barton 0-3-0-0. BLC: Mayfield 17-30-0-188. Receiving SSP: Bell 1-37. BLC: Holden Reese 5-97, Espirit 5-34, Ozmun 4-30, Reid Rogers 3-29.
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