om there, the Commandos relaxed and never looked back.
"We always play defense first at Cascia Hall, and our conditioning really wore them down in the second half,” Waller said. "It was fitting the defense scored first, because that’s what we pride ourselves on.”
Rouse is one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the state. He entered the title game with 27 touchdowns against three interceptions.
Though he only threw one pass in the second half, he made it count for a 35-yard touchdown to AZ Moyer. The Commandos took over after a Mikey Sutton interception put them in Chiefs territory and went for the quick strike.
"We felt we could make something happen and wanted to take advantage,” Rouse said.
With the lead well in hand, it was time for running back Cet Caldwell to take it on home. Caldwell rushed for a game-high 93 yards and scored the final touchdown.
Cascia limited Berryhill (11-3) to 177 yards of offense and only 59 in the second half.
Berryhill had a chance to get on the board but missed a 28-yard field goal in the waning moments of the first half.