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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:29 pm

Greg Penton was pleased with blowout win, but believes they can be better.

Penton threw for 121 yards and a touchdown and added 93 yards and two more scores on the ground to lead Westminster Christian to a 37-0 win over Marathon improving to 6-0 on the season.

“We’re 6-0, but I think we have a lot of potential with this team,” Penton said. “We can be so much better if we keep working hard in practice and keep on executing in games.”

Nick Ordenes caught a 35-yard touchdown pass while Troy Smith and Gavin Roberts added rushing touchdowns for the Warriors, who played in front of a homecoming crowd featuring players from different generations including current USF running back Jordan Cronkrite.

“This is the great thing about Westminster and one of the reasons why I wanted to come here—it’s because of the alumni support and the tradition,” said second-year head coach Ed Holly said. “We had guys from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and all the way up come back and to have those guys come back and support your team is absolutely tremendous.”

Westminster Christian (6-0) is currently fifth in the FHSAA Class 3A, Region 4 power rankings with an average of 38.33—a formula that is compiled by the strength of a team’s wins and losses based on opponents’ records. Six teams in each of the state’s four regions advance to the 24-team playoff.

“That was a good Marathon bunch so as long as we keep this train rolling, we’ll be fine,” Holly said.

The Warriors scored two touchdowns in less than minutes in the first quarter as Penton ran in for a 7-yard score and then Tristan Roca recovered a fumble at the 4 before Smith ran into the end zone for a 13-0 lead.

Penton, who completed 8 of 13 passes for 121 yards with an interception, found Ordenes for a touchdown early in the second quarter for a 20-0 lead.

Jack Butler gave the Warriors a 23-0 lead into the break with a 24-yard field goal.

Penton added a 1-yard plunge and Roberts had a 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.

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