Zack Rocco threw a pair of touchdown passes and North Catholic's defense did the rest in a key 12-7 Big East Conference win over Elizabeth Forward Friday night at the Mars Athletic Complex.
North led 6-0 at the half thanks to a 41-yard scoring pass from Rocco to Jaren Thimons. Rocco found Nick Maher for North's second score from eight yards out with just under five minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Elizabeth Forward (4-2, 3-2) made things interesting with an 87-yard TD pass in the third quarter, but North Catholic (5-1, 5-0) was able to hold on for the victory.
Trojans' senior defensive tackle Dominic Prentice led a very strong effort against the Warriors.
Rocco passed for 174 yards and gained 60 on the ground.
North visits winless Uniontown Friday.