PLAY OF THE GAME: Facing a third-and-26 late in the first quarter, Aquinas quarterback Liam Welch connected with tailback Ruben Garnett for a 54-yard touchdown.
STAR OF THE GAME: Welch. In the opening half, he completed 9 of 14 passes for 165 yards and four TDs.
WHY AQUINAS WON: It put the contest out of reach with four second-quarter TDs, including scores from Antonio Clark, Chris Lambert, Daniel Lindsey and Justin Gibbs.
WHY JOSEY LOST: It struggled to move the ball on the Irish defense, picking up only three first downs.
QUOTABLE: “Coming into this game, I wanted to throw the ball more and we accomplished that tonight,” Aquinas head coach James Leonard said. “Liam had a great game and so did our offensive line and receivers. Overall, I felt like our receivers grew up a lot tonight.”
NEXT: Aquinas (3-0) at Twiggs County, 7:30 p.m. Friday; East Laurens at Josey (0-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday.
AQUINAS 49, JOSEY 0
Aquinas 14 28 7 0 – 49
Josey 0 0 0 0 – 0
A–Ruben Garnett 1 run (Justin Thompson kick), 3:58.
A–Garnett 54 pass from Liam Welch (Thompson kick), 0:32.
A–Antonio Clark 33 pass from Welch (Thompson kick), 10:40.
A–Chris Lambert 14 pass from Welch (Thompson kick), 7:25.
A–Daniel Lindsey 1 run (Thompson kick), 6:05.
A–Justin Gibbs 4 pass from Welch (Thompson kick), 2:45.
A–John Morris 3 run (Thompson kick), 5:24.
RUSHING–Aquinas: Ruben Garnett 4-46, John Morris 6-31. Josey: Juwan Tolbert 8-14.
PASSING–Aquinas: Liam Welch 10-16-187. Josey: Juwan Tolbert 6-15-64.
RECEIVING–Aquinas: Chris Lambert 2-37, Antonio Clark 1-33, Justin Gibbs 3-25, Ruben Garnett 1-54. Josey: Delijah Singleton 1-36.