The St. James football team (5-2, 3-1 FRC) traveled to Sullivan for a Four Rivers Conference matchup on Friday, Sept. 29. Ryan Harlan had another stellar performance in a 48-7 route of the Eagles.
Sullivan was able to hang with St. James for about half of the first quarter, but the Tigers controlled the game from jump street. St. James struck first on a 13-yard run from Zach Koons. Sullivan responded with their only touchdown on the game, a touchdown pass from Carter Dace, which tied the game at seven.
Harlan took the game over after that. He had two big touchdowns in the first quarter, hitting Carter Keeney for a 54-yard bomb before a 78-yard touchdown to Grant Conway with just over a minute left to play in the first quarter.
Harlan kept rolling in the second quarter. First he punched in an eight-yard rushing touchdown, before turning back to the air. The senior quarterback hit Conway for another touchdown, this time for 30 yards to extend the Tiger lead to 35-7 at the half.
St. James slowed down a bit in the second half, scoring a touchdown in each of the remaining quarters. First Harlan hit Cade Snitker for a 48-yard touchdown in the third quarter, before Gunnar Seams ran for a seven-yard score of his own in the fourth.
Harlan was a machine against the Eagles, passing for 420 yards and four touchdowns, while running for 106 yards on 18 carries. The senior QB was 14-30 passing and also threw an interception. Conway led the team in receiving with five catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns. Keeney wasn't far behind Conway with four catches for 162 yards and a touchdown. Snitker also caught three passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Seams had 50 total yards and a touchdown in his first game back from injury.
Defensively, Josh Dean grabbed an interception and added five tackles. Cole Petty, who also took over place-kicking duties, recovered a fumble and had three tackles for the Tigers. Sage Gibson led St. James with 11 tackles.
St. James will look to stay in the win column when they host Union for Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 6.