RICHMOND -- It took the Salesian High School football team a while to get warmed up on a chilly evening at Kennedy High School, but when they did, the Pride had no trouble putting away the host Eagles 42-0.
Running back Michael Page put a listless Pride offense on his back, carrying the ball 16 times for 184 and four touchdowns. It was the first shutout of the season for Salesian, as the Pride have allowed just 15 points through four games.
Salesian (4-0) held a 7-0 lead after one quarter and just 14-0 at the half. Page scored both touchdowns, one on a 30-yard run and the other on a 6-yard pass play from quarterback Zach Boyett. Page scored twice more in the third quarter on runs of 34 and two yards.
Kennedy was able to move the ball at times but never sustained a serious drive. The best Eagle drive of the half was a 11-play drive, that ended when they gave the ball up on downs at the Salesian 23-yard line.
Two other Kennedy drives ended with interceptions, one by Trevor Thomas and the other by Jaw'ain Harrison.
Salesian scored twice more in the fourth quarter, one on a 44-yard run by De'Angelo Hernandez and the other on a two-yard run by backup quarterback Dylan Wilson. Wilson had a nice 29-yard scramble to get the ball in scoring position.
Starting quarterback Boyett was 8-for-12 for 87 yards in the game and Hernandez added 79 yards to offense on seven carries. Tyrone Morgan caught three passes for 28 yards.