Golden Eagles soar past Woodmen, 42-27


Guerin Catholic running back Carter McGinnis for a second straight season made the most of his carries against Greenwood.

The 6-foot, 200-pound senior toted the football 29 times for 221 yards and three touchdowns to cap a 42-27 homecoming victory by the Golden Eagles on Friday.

Ranked sixth in Class 3A, Guerin improved to 5-1. Greenwood lost its second straight game after winning its first four.

The Woodmen fell behind 14-0 early and was forced into trying to play catch-up.

Guerin Catholic, which also threw for 226 yards courtesy of junior quarterback Luke Keller, finished the game with 456 total yards. Greenwood countered with 352.

“(Guerin) is a physical team. A very clean team. We enjoy the rivalry,” Woodmen coach Mike Campbell said. “We have to be more consistent offensively, defensively and with special teams. We will have flashes of being really solid and really good.

“We just have to become more consistent. Until we do that we are going to struggle, and that’s going to be our coaching point all week. If we get to a better consistency we’re going to be fine.”

McGinnis rushed for 128 yards and touchdowns of 5 and 39 yards as the Golden Eagles soared to a 21-6 halftime lead.

He also scored his team’s third touchdown on a 4-yard pass in the left flat thrown by Keller. Guerin Catholic generated 239 total yards of offense the first two periods compared 136 for the Woodmen.

The hosts built a 14-0 advantage before Greenwood’s finally offense came to life.

Utilizing the option play and a hurry-up offense, the Woodmen marched 80 yards in 12 plays to get on the scoreboard. Senior Dylan Rosado ran untouched around right end for an 11-yard touchdown at 7:09 of the second quarter.

The visitors appeared in business when McGinnis fumbled on the ensuing first down, putting Campbell’s team in business at the Golden Eagles 37.

Greenwood advanced the football as far as the Guerin Catholic 22, but hurt itself with a motion penalty. The drive stalled on fourth-and-18 from the 30 when junior quarterback Seth Gallman overthrew his intended receiver.

Gallman would finish 16 of 30 through the air for 134 yards. His 30-yard scoring strike late in the game to sophomore Isaiah Drew capped a big night for the latter (eight catches, 88 yards).

Dylan Rosado would finish with 81 rushing yards. Isaiah Borjas and Brandon Rosado chipped in 64 and 56, respectively.

Mike Beas is a sports writer for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at