Episcopal scored on four straight possessions in a variety of ways to overpower Many 35-14 Friday night at EHS.
The seventh-ranked Knights of Class 2A completed their nondistrict schedule to set the stage for Friday's game at EHS against District 7-2A rival University, the third-ranked team. Both squads are 5-0.
Episcopal's defense rose to the occasion with four interceptions and a fumble recovery against a Many team that scored 67 points last week.
Jarrell Rogers had two interceptions, while Michael Henry and Julian Darden had an interception each and Nick Russell's fumble recovery in the end zone prevented a Many score on the first play of the second quarter.
Many (4-1) scored on its first possession as freshman tailback Xavier Dias had a 14-yard scoring run. That five-play, 37-yard drive was set up when EHS quarterback Vincent Dellocono's pass bounced off an EHS player's hands and into the arms of Many's C.J. Sweet.
Four of Episcopal's scores were set up by the Knights forcing turnovers.
"We're proud of our kids," Episcopal coach Travis Bourgeois said. "They didn't panic after giving up that first touchdowns. We took advantage of turnovers and were able to play four quarters of good football. Our defense rose to the occasion as Many can throw the ball all over the field."
Many quarterback Tripp Davis completed 14 of 34 passes for 150 yards and four interceptions. EHS pass defenders Darden and Rogers knocked down four passes apiece. EHS lineman Tylor Harris deflected a pass that Henry intercepted to set up the Knights' second score.
Dellocono got the Knights on the scoreboard with a 17-yard pass to Rogers with 10:45 remaining in the second quarter. Dellocono scored on a 9-yard run on an option left play as the Knights took a 14-7 lead with 2:30 left before half.
That started a stretch of four straight scores, including three in the 21-point third quarter. Henry scored on runs of 29 and 2 yards and Darden darted 80 yards around left end on his first carry of the game.
"Many was trying to take away things from us and we just hit them with quick stuff in the opposite direction of where their defense was playing," Bourgeois said. "Dellocono had some nice pitches and Henry scored in our version of the wildcat that we call Auburn."
Dias rushed 36 times for 189 yards to pace Many.
Dellocono gained 74 yards on five carries and completed 6 of 14 passes for 115 yards. Henry had 108 yards rushing on eight carries. Darden gained 63 yards on three tries. Rogers had two catches for 37 yards. Brian Bridgewater had one catch for 56 yards.