OLATHE – The No. 16-ranked Raven Football team remained undefeated on Saturday as they earned an impressive win over No.19 MNU at the Olathe District Activites Complex.
Benedictine (4-0) used 600 yards of total offense en route to scoring the most points in the history of the series with MNU (3-1) as they won 55-20.
Benedictine scored 21-unanswered points in the first quarter, added 14 more in the second half to take a 35-6 lead into halftime.
In total, the Ravens scored five touchdowns on the ground with three more through the air,
Marquis Stewart had a career day for the Ravens as he closed within 21 yards of the Ravens single-game rushing record. He finished with 236 yards off 19 carries with three of the Ravens five rushing touchdowns. He scored on runs of 75 yards and 11 yards in the first half and then added a 73-yard rushing touchdown. The 73-yard rush capped off the Ravens scoring effort on the day and came on the second play from scrimmage after a lightning delay forced the teams into the locker room with 11 minutes left in the game.
In addition to the three rushing touchdowns from Stewart, the Ravens scored on a third-quarter, 21-yard rush from Jameel Kirkland and a third-quarter, 18-yard rush from Ejay Johnson. Johnson finished with 103 yards off 17 carries.
Shaefer Schuetz finished the day with 72 yards off 11 of 17 passing with three touchdowns. He connected on a pair of touchdown passes to Aaron Jackson and the third to Frank Trent. The two touchdowns to Jackson came in the second quarter on passes of 5 yards and 33 yards while the touchdown to Trent capped of the Ravens first-half scoring on a 3-yard pass.
Defensively, the Ravens finished with three sacks, seven tackles for a loss, a fumble recovery and a blocked pump. Chandler Staley led the Ravens in tackles with eight while also picking up one of the tackles for a loss. Jarad Sheppard finished with seven tackles and was in a sack with two tackles for a loss while also recording the blocked punt. Brett Shepardson led the team with three sacks for a loss of 25 yards.
Benedictine returns home for Family Weekend on Saturday as they host No. 2 Baker University at 1 p.m. on O'Malley Field at Larry Wilcox Stadium.