NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The Holy Cross Tigers improve to 6-0 on the year with a 55-30 win over St. Aug Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium.
The Tigers went into the halftime locker room down 24-20 and spoiled the Purple Knights’ homecoming celebrations with a second-half surge that outscored St. Aug, 35-6.
The Holy Cross defense forced timely turnovers and the offense would take advantage.
Quarterback, who was named WGNO Friday Night Football’s Best Chevrolet Best Player of the Week for his performance against John Curtis, doubled his production from a week ago.
“Let me tell you something, if you’re a college coach and you’re not looking at Cole Canatella, number four, something is crazy with you. You know what I’m saying? I mean, he’s got six touchdowns today. He’s doing phenomenal and he’s got a great support system. Up front, talented players around him, and he’s got a great coaching staff, man. This is a byproduct of a team. This isn’t an individual, this is a team,” said Holy Cross head coach Scott Wattigny.
Canatella tossed six touchdowns in the win Saturday, two to Krosse Johnson, three to Koby Young, and the final touchdown to Finn Martin in the fourth quarter.
“When you have four great wide receivers and you put the ball in their hands, they’re going to do something special. As we saw tonight, just underneath passes that I connected on, ended up being touchdowns and they run for 30, 40 yards,” said Holy Cross quarterback Cole Canatella.
“We feel like no one can guard us, but that’s not overnight. We put in the work over the summer. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, all throughout the week, you know. We practice harder than we play, honestly. It just happens and we’re blessed to have a good quarterback like Cole,” said Holy Cross wide receiver Koby Young.
Holy Cross will face Brother Martin Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium.