Marchi’s 6 TD passes propel Sacred Heart past Lafayette
Marchi completed 22 of 32 passes for 407 yards and threw three touchdown passes in each half. Kezio Snelling hauled in three of the TD passes, including a 75-yarder in the first quarter.
The play was the longest TD pass for the Pioneers (2-1) since the 2015 season.
Lafayette (0-3) scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter to lead 24-21 at intermission.
The second half belonged to Sacred Heart as Julius Chestnut capped a 75-yard opening drive with the first of his two 1-yard TD runs and a 28-24 lead. Marchi found Tyrese Chambers from the 20 and Snelling from 65 yards out as the Pioneers led 42-27 by the end of the third. Snelling caught five passes for 158 yards, Chambers had nine catches for 133.
Keegan Shoemaker passed for 411 yards and rushed for 138 — the first Lafayette player to break 100 yards in both categories in a game since 2004.