Noel leads Sacred Heart over Lafayette 27-14
Noel scored from a yard out for an insurance touchdown with 1:41 left, one play after he threw a 57-yard pass that Jackson King corralled with a diving catch.
Noel threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Dube in the first quarter but Ross Scheuerman answered for the Leopards with a 90-yard kickoff return. A pair of field goals by Chris Rogers and a 7-yard run by Noel created a 20-7 halftime lead for the Pioneers (2-0), the Northeast Conference defending champions.
The game's start was delayed 35 minutes because of thunderstorms and again for 20 minutes during halftime.