Shock cruises past Montreal 46-21

by Rob Tetro

The Syracuse Shock toppled Montreal in its final regular season game in Fulton last Saturday.

Syracuse built an early 14-point lead, which set the tone for a solid performance. Led by the tandem rushing of DeWayne Gordon and Justyn Hardwick, the Shock came away with a 46-21 win over Montreal.

Syracuse built a two-touchdown lead during the first quarter. Though Montreal showed signs of life during the second quarter, the Shock still outscored Montreal by a point, which gave the Shock a 29-14 halftime lead. During the third quarter, Syracuse outscored Montreal by 10 points, which put them ahead by 25 points. Each team scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter.

Gordon and Hardwick led The Shock offensively. Gordon and Hardwick combined for 79 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Qaurterback T.J. Sheard had four carries for 32 yards while C.J. Moore and Chris Hart combined for 17 yards on two carries.

Sheard had a stellar day throwing the ball as well. Sheard completed 19 of 25 passes for 259 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Once again, Tyrone Burke Jr. was the Shock’s leading receiver. Burke caught 6 passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Tyler Gage caught only five passes but he made the most of those receptions. He tallied 119 yards receiving and caught a touchdown.

Derek Serino, DeWayne Gordon and Justyn Hardwick each caught two passes while combining for 68 yards receiving. Jeff Case and Duane Milton also had receptions for the Shock.

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