NONLEAGUE: Bishop Montgomery breaks down in fourth quarter. By Dave Thorpe STAFF WRITER For three quarters, a winless Bishop Montgomery squad stood toe-to-toe with a more explosive Lawndale team. Rutledge is the speed guy, and the workhorse is 5-6, 195-pound senior Trayveon Thomas, who had 16 carries for 189 yards and three touchdowns. Thomas had a 21-yard TD run in the third quarter and scoring runs of 21 and 14 yards in the fourth quarter. “It opens Thomas up so much more by having those other two guys,” Gomez said. The third head in this scenario is fullback Carlton Callaway, who added six carries for 52 yards. “We’ve worked hard to get this three-headed monster going,” Gomez said. “It’s taken a long time.” Bishop Montgomery (0-3) used a balanced offense in the first half to keep pace with Lawndale. Quarterback Brian Cabanas had nine completions on 15 attempts for 155 yards in the first half. His 39-yard pass play to Ashton Pittman early in the second quarter helped set up Quinton Howard’s 6-yard touchdown run to give the Knights a 7-0 lead with 8:10 left in the first half. Pittman recovered a loose ball on a squib kick on the ensuing kickoff, setting up his own 21-yard touchdown run and giving Bishop Montgomery a 14-0 lead with 7:02 left in the half. Lawndale scored four of the next five touchdowns, including Thomas’ second 21-yard scamper to give the Cardinals a 26-20 lead with 11:52 left in the game. Bishop Montgomery responded with a 55-yard scoring drive, highlighted by Cabanas’ 21-yard run on an option keeper and capped by his 9-yard scoring run on another option keeper. Lawndale answered with a one-play drive – Rutledge’s 76-yard touchdown run – then Crawford Wilkerson ran in the 2-point conversion and the Cardinals led, 34-27, with 9:26 left. The Knights turned the ball over on downs on their next possession. Then the Cardinals rambled 50 yards on nine plays, capped by Thomas’ 14-yard run. Pittman had 233 all-purpose yards for Bishop Montgomery, including six receptions for 114 yards. Cabanas was 14-for-27 passing for 216 yards and an interception. He also had 18 carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Try as it might, Lawndale did not kill itself with penalties. The Cardinals had 15 penalties for 86 yards. firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But in the fourth quarter, Lawndale delivered the knockout blow in the form of three touchdowns, the most damaging being Kelvin Rutledge’s 76-yard touchdown run. Rutledge’s TD put the game away with 9:26 left in the fourth quarter as Lawndale improved to 2-1 with a 41-27 win at Bishop Montgomery. Rutledge led the Cardinals with 217 yards rushing and three touchdowns on eight carries. The 5-foot-6, 155-pound senior had touchdown runs of 78 and 44 yards in the second quarter. “Obviously, it was their big plays that hurt us the most,” Bishop Montgomery coach Arnold Ale said. “They popped their big plays, and we had a couple of mental breakdowns that hurt us.” Lawndale, which attempted two passes, amassed 501 yards rushing on 42 attempts. Lawndale coach Mark Gomez attributes the success on the ground to what he calls the “three-headed monster” the program has been trying to establish the last couple of years.
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Banach Technology plans to expand its product portfolio into US major league sports Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Finance Sports betting Dublin-based start-up Banach Technology plans to expand its portfolio into the four traditional US major league sports by the end of 2018 after securing €2.2m (£1.9m/$2.6m) in a seed-funding round that included investments from Paddy Power co-founders David Power and Stewart Kenny.Banach’s technology, which allows punters to build a personalised bet consisting of correlated same-game principles, is currently specific to football.However, Banach chief executive Mark Hughes said the company will strengthen the in-house team of mathematicians and software engineers with several new hires to enable new product launches for American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey, as well as tennis, in the coming months.“We have a football product at the moment and we want to build that out for other sports and also start growing into risk management,” Hughes, who spent six years at Paddy Power before leaving in 2014, told iGamingBusiness.com.According to The Times newspaper, Power and Kenny have invested €200,000 and €100,000, respectively. Other investors in the funding round included former Paddy Power chief executive Patrick Kennedy and the company’s ex-chief financial officer Cormac McCarthy, as well as Cormac Barry, who headed up the Australian division of Paddy Power until earlier this year.The funding round, which according to the company was over-subscribed, will support Banach’s business plan over the next 18 months to two years, when a further funding round is likely to take place, Hughes said.However, he admitted that “plans could change” if the US market “explodes” in the meantime – particularly given the company’s efforts to increase its exposure in relation to followers of the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL major leagues. “It will really depend on the opportunities at the time,” he said.Hughes (pictured) also added that the track records of the start-up’s investors will help to boost Banach’s reputation in the market.Founded in 2015, the company has worked with a number of the industry’s top companies, including GVC Holdings, which completed its acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral in March. Banach is currently working with Ladbrokes Coral on in-game technology during the ongoing Fifa World Cup.“There are big names among our investors and that gives us credibility,” Hughes said.“We think we’re unique in the sense that some of the work we’ve done together as a team in the past has allowed us to build platforms very quickly. We’re trying to get in the right people to build on that.” Banach to focus on major league sports after funding round 3rd July 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance