VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) – Bishop Sullivan Catholic played like a team that was primed to make a national statement. For three and a half quarters, it seemed Saturday night would belong to the Crusaders. In the end, the second-ranked team in the nation did just enough to avoid the upset, and leave Hampton Roads with a 16-6 win at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex on Saturday night.
Running back Jake Lowe scored on the game’s opening drive to give Bishop Sullivan a 6-0 lead, and the Crusaders’ defense held one of the nation’s most prolific offenses to zero points up until the fourth quarter. Quarterback Kellen Mond, who’s committed to Texas A&M, scored from one-yard out to give IMG a 7-6 lead, and Bishop Sullivan fell inches short of a first down on fourth-and-3 inside the IMG redzone on the ensuing drive.
IMG sealed the win with a 91-yard touchdown reception from Tre McKitty, an Oregon commit.