Tonawanda News — The 85-yard run also saw Ollison surpass 4,000 rushing yards in his high school career.
“That was a big play for us right before halftime,” Robbins said. “We knew that St. Joe’s was going to come back and fight their tail off, so we wanted to make sure that we got another score and play a complete game in the second half.”
A two-yard touchdown run by Davis at the start of the third quarter put the Marauders on the scoreboard and was also the first time all season that the Crusaders’ starting defense allowed a touchdown to an opponent. The Crusaders, however, answered back with a 28-yard pass from junior quarterback Jakob Loucks to senior wide receiver Ryan Richards to increase the score.
Ollison then ran for two more touchdowns from 19 and 2 yards out, respectively, to seal the win for the Crusaders. Ollison finished the game with 240 yards on 20 carries and five touchdowns.
“(Winning a championship) feels great,” Ollison said. “For us to come out and finish the season the way we did tonight, there’s no better way to cap off the year. I’m so happy for the rest of our players and for our coaches. We’re going to enjoy this one for a while.”
“We played as a family tonight,” Robbins said. “The guys love each other too much to let this opportunity get away from us. We worked real hard all season long and we got what we deserved.”