The Yuma Catholic offense has found its groove.
At least, when it isn’t turning the ball over.
The Shamrocks totaled more than 650 yards of offense in a 54-25 victory over Bourgade Catholic at Ricky Gwynn Stadium on Friday, despite committing six turnovers (three fumbles, three interceptions).
“We played sloppy,” coach Rhett Stallworth said.
The stats weren’t sloppy, though.
For the second time is as many games as a Shamrock, Kofa transfer Jamar McFarlane went off — rushing 26 times for 271 yards and three touchdowns, and adding another 44 yards and one touchdown receiving.
Quarterback Gage Reese completed 21 of 32 attempts for 356 yards and four touchdowns. Rakai Malone had three receptions for 110 yards, Matt Chavez had three receptions for 39 yards and two touchdowns, and Devon Schmidt-Black and Mathew Tapia had one touchdown reception each.
Jonah Leon had three receptions for 43 yards, and also threw an 8-yard touchdown pass.
The Shamrocks (4-3 overall, 2-0 region), who are back above .500 for the first time since Sept. 13, jumped out to a 21-0 lead Friday, but the Eagles (5-2, 0-1) pulled to within 21-13 by halftime.
Yuma Catholic took over in the second half, however.
Stallworth said six players, including several starters, did not suit up for a game due to a violation of team rules. Star running back Ean Chavez was one of the players who did not play, but Stallworth said he’s expected to return next week for the Shamrocks’ home game against Odyssey Institute on Friday.