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Smith accounts for more than 200 yards in Holy Cross victory

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  • October 14, 2016 - 12:48pm

Photo by Mike TrummelHoly Cross running back Ashton Smith accounted for more than 200 yards in the Tigers' 31-22 victory over the Chalmette Owls.

Ashton Smith accounted for more than 200 yards as Holy Cross to help the Tigers to a 31-22 victory Friday night at Chalmette.

Smith ran for 170 yards while rushing for a touchdown and also scoring on a pass reception.

A low-scoring first half saw each team score a second-quarter touchdown for a 7-7 tie at halftime.

Smith capped a 99-yard drive on a 6-yard run to give Holy Cross (1-2) a 7-0 lead with only 2:43 left before halftime.

Chalmette (2-1) managed to tie the game at halftime on a 3-yard run by quarterback Jason Roper.

Trailing 10-7, Holy Cross quarterback Glenn Kramer tossed third-quarter touchdown passes to Smith and Kym Wimberly to put the Tigers on top 21-10.

Kramer, a converted defensive back, was making his first start at quarterback in place of injured Chander Fields, who has a broken collarbone.

Special teams provided the next score for Holy Cross when Tiger defensive lineman Kenneth Carradine blocked a field-goal attempt by Chalmette’s Douglas Saavedra that was scooped up and returned 61 yards for a touchdown by defensive back Laiton Johnson.

Roper and running back Michaund Blaise each had rushing touchdowns for the Owls in the second half.

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