The Raven Football team used a balanced offensive attack while their defense limited Evangel University on Saturday en route to a 37-10 win over the Crusaders.
Benedictine (2-0) rushed for 196 yards while passing for 211 while defensively the Ravens held Evangel (0-2) to just 43 yards on the ground and a total of 227 yards of total offense.
The Ravens scored five touchdowns on their way to the 27-point win on O'Malley Field, four times on the ground and once through the air.
Ejay Johnson led the Ravens in rushing for the second straight week with 135 yards, but it was the Ravens second-leading rusher on the day Marquis Stewart who got the scoring started. Stewart scored early in the first quarter on a 19-yard rush and later added a 6-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to finish with 40 yards off five carries.
Johnson's first score came during the second quarter on a 1-yard run and then he capped off the Ravens scoring efforts during the fourth quarter when he scored on another 1-yard score.
While Johnson and Stewart were carving up the Evangel defense on the ground, the quarterback duo of Shaefer Schuetz and Todd Porter combined to throw for 233 yards off 19 completions. Schuetz threw the lone passing touchdown late in the second quarter when he connected with Aaron Jackson on a 22-yard touchdown pass to push Benedictine to a 24-3 lead at halftime.
Jackson finished with 121 yards off six catches while Jameel Kirkland added 71 yards off six catches.
Defensively, the Ravens finished with four sacks for a loss of 43 yards while recording six tackles for a loss of 47 yards.
Jalen James led the Ravens with eight tackles. Tyler Thrasher, Luke Wozny, Jacob Stevens, Daniel Freymuth and Henry Monzon were credited on the four sacks while Brett Shepardson, Steve Williams, Cody Maddaugh and Chandler Staley added to the tackles for a loss total.
After two games at home, the Ravens hit the road for the next weeks traveling to Avila and MNU. They take on Avila at Noon on Sept. 9 and then travel to Olathe on Sept. 16 to take on the Pioneers.