St. Joseph’s Jake Gessert, right, rips off a long run during the Lancers’ Week 1 win. Gessert rushed for four TDs in St. Joseph’s win Friday over St. Thomas More.

The St. Joseph football team rolled past St. Thomas More, 56-8, in a Metro Classic Conference opener Friday night at Bradford Stadium.

The Lancers improved to 3-0 overall and dominated from the start, accumulating a 28-0 lead after one quarter and a 42-0 halftime lead against the winless Cavaliers (0-3).

Senior Jake Gessert ran for 145 yards on just 12 carries for the Lancers, including touchdown runs of 25, 5, 42 and 70 yards. He now has 11 touchdowns on the season.

Sophomore quarterback Jacob Ashmus threw for 91 yards and a score and added a rushing touchdown, freshman Luke Schuler notched a touchdown reception, freshman Calvion Jones added a scoring run and junior linebacker John Skurski opened the scoring with a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Racine Lutheran 62,

Shoreland Lutheran 21

Senior running back Tyler Tenner continued on his quest for history for the Crusaders, as he rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns to lead visiting Racine Lutheran past Shoreland in a Metro Classic opener.

Tenner now has 636 rushing yards this season, 1,618 shy of the state high school career record set last year by Iola-Scandinavia’s Bryce Huettner.

The Crusaders (3-0 overall) had 490 total rushing yards.

Junior Konnor Hill had 80 yards on five catches for the Pacers (1-2), including touchdown receptions of 16 and 51 yards from junior quarterback Sawyer Smith.

Smith finished 10-of-21 for 173 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Sophomore tight end Michael Reed had four catches for 89 yards for Shoreland.

Racine Lutheran, last year’s WIAA Division-6 state runner-up, was ranked No. 2 in Division-6 in the latest state coaches poll.

Randolph 42, Christian Life 0

The visiting Eagles were blanked in a non-conference game for their first loss of the season.

CLS (2-1) threw four interceptions.

Senior running back Jacob Shaffer led the Eagles with 88 rushing yards on 21 carries and 22 yards on two receptions.

Randolph (3-0) led 28-0 at halftime.

Mike Johnson