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Bishop McLaughlin 41, Canterbury 28

SHADY HILLS — After taking a beating last week at home to Brandenton Christian, the Hurricanes rebounded and knocked off previously undefeated Canterbury (3-1) 41-28.

The Crusaders lost junior quarterback/defensive back Dominique Thornton to a knee injury a couple minutes before halftime and never returned.

In the second half Bishop McLaughlin (1-3) turned to senior running back Jeff Pope to wear down the Crusaders. Pope rushed for a game-high 169 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns.

Pope also had two key interceptions.

"We knew (Pope) could run out in space and the good thing about tonight is we also showed we have a few more weapons on offense," Hurricanes coach Marty Williams said. "There is nothing better than that first win and we just did not want to lose this game and the kids brought it tonight."

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Bishop McLaughlin 41, Canterbury 28 09/26/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 2:10pm]
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