Senior running back Demardre Patterson rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns to lead Cardinal Mooney to a 28-0 victory over Avon Park in non-district action Sept. 20.
The Cougars took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when Sean Morris recovered a fumble and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown.
Cardinal Mooney extended its lead in the second quarter when Reese Vita, who had been battling illness, connected with Morris for a 50-yard touchdown.
Demardre Patterson added a two-yard touchdown to give the Cougars a 21-0 halftime lead.
Patterson found the end zone again in the fourth quarter on a 17-yard run for the final touchdown of the night.
Patterson finished with 19 carries for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Vita completed 7-of-14 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. He also threw an interception. Morris caught three passes for 78 yards a touchdown.
The Cougars defense forced six turnovers. Alex Sobczak had two interceptions and Morris had an interception to lead the way for Cardinal Mooney.
With the win, the Cougars remain unbeaten. Cardinal Mooney will return to action Sept. 27 versus Tampa Catholic.
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