H-DNL football week 1 wrap-up and awards: Omey, Thrap combine for big night on the road

Lane Thrap, receiver for St. Bernard’s, tallied three touchdown receptions in the team’s 36-7 road-win over El Molino Friday night. (Andrew Butler — Times-Standard)

St. Bernard’s (1-0) 36 El Molino (0-1) 7

The third consecutive year St. Bernard’s has opened with a win over El Molino.

Del Norte (1-0) 20 Moreau Catholic (0-1) 19

A quality win for Del Norte over the No. 1 ranked team in North Coast Section D-VI and a top-20 ranked team in the NCS overall.

Placer (1-0) 40 Eureka (0-1) 27

Eureka’s 21-game regular season win streak comes to a close.

Cardinal Newman (1-0) 38 Fortuna (0-1) 0

Fortuna was blown out by Cardinal Newman in each of the previous two seasons as well — and those ended with section title banners.

Clear Lake (1-0) 28 Ferndale (0-1) 17

Ferndale gives up 22 unanswered points in the loss.

St. Vincent de Paul (1-0) 37 McKinleyville (0-1) 3

On to the next one.

Cornerstone Christian (1-0) 68 South Fork (0-1) 12

A young team’s first varsity experience.

South Lake Tahoe (1-0) 42 Arcata (0-1) 20 (11:00 remaining in fourth quarter)

Although not over before this edition went to press, a likely road loss for Arcata.

Top 3 players of week 1

No. 3: Levi Cox Cooley (RB) — Del Norte

Cox Cooley had two rushing touchdowns in Del Norte’s win on the road against Moreau Catholic, including one midway through the fourth quarter which put the Warriors ahead for good in Friday’s win. Del Norte’s head coach Nick White said he wanted to attack the athleticism of Moreau Catholic with his team’s strength and size. Cox Cooley, the O-line and the Del Norte ground game made it happen.

No. 2: Josiah Graham (WR) — Receiver, Eureka High

Graham had two receiving touchdowns to the tune of 92 and 67 yards a piece. He also threw for one touchdown in Eureka’s loss to Placer on Friday. The senior has a chance to be one of the greater Loggers receivers in recent memory, especially if his week-one performance against a higher-division team in Placer is any indication.

Eureka High’s Josiah Graham absorbs a hit. (Andrew Butler — Times-Standard)

No. 1 (tie): Will Omey (QB) and Lane Thrap (WR) — St. Bernard’s

Omey had three touchdown passes and Thrap, three touchdown receptions in Friday’s win over El Molino. No duo in the H-DNL filled up a stat sheet more so than those two during week one.

St. Bernard’s quarterback Will Omey. (Times-Standard file photo)

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