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.