The Warriors relied on a balanced attack to win under first-year coach Todd Yoder.
Danny Giordano had the bulk of the work, rushing for 143 yards and scoring three touchdowns. Giordano’s running helped set up Calvary’s play-action passing game. Tight ends Wesley Vollmer and Gage Plentovich were the main targets. Vollmer had two receptions for 36 yards and Plentovich caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Conor Regan.
Regan became the starter in the summer after Jeremy Wood moved to Pittsburgh. By halftime, the Warriors had jumped out to a 28-0 lead and were able to use most of their freshman players in the fourth quarter.
“It was a good start for us,” said Yoder, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer tight end who was hired as coach in the spring. “The big thing was we were able to get every player on the roster in the game. Now, we’ll see what happens when the games count.”
Luis Valentin had one of Bishop McLaughlin’s highlights, recording a second-half interception.