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Luers can light it up

Bishop Luers showed off its play-making ability Friday in a 32-21 season-opening win over Snider.

The Knights 450 yards of total offense against a pretty good Snider defense, including 220 yards passing from James Knapke and 205 yards rushing from Jaylon Smith.

And they were both efficient.

Knapke threw 12 passes, completing 9 of them, while Smith had 10 rushing attempts. Smith had scoring runs of 67 and 75 yards in the third quarter when the Knights outscored the Panthers 20-0.

Snider dominated in time of possession, but Luers got the big plays.

"I told Kyle (Lindsay, son and offensive playcaller) we need some eight or nine minutes drives and not score in one play, what the hell are you doing?" Luers coach Matt Lindsay said. "The execution was a lot better than I thought it would be, and Jaylon was a beast."

Michael Rogers showed off a bit as well with four catches for 133 yards and a touchdown.

"We have been working on our pass protection to get the ball in the air, and our backs have been running hard and strong," Rogers said.

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.