Tony Fusco led the Warriors (3-4) with 108 yards and 2 touchdowns on 9 carries. Fullback Mike Cruz had 96 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback David Wessels had 78 yards on 13 carries and was 5 for 9 in passing for 76 yards and 3 touchdowns.
"That kind of balance is very difficult to defend," Gatto said. "I was especially proud of David Wessels. It was one of the few times he has taken a varsity snap."
"He's been one of our leaders on defense all year, but today, he had to start both ways," the coach noted.
Wessels, a junior, is the third Warrior to start at quarterback this season. Sophomore Jason Eddings is sitting out with strained ligaments in his knee, and senior Noel Crespo has a broken bone in his foot. Both are expected to be sidelined for two to three more weeks.
Fusco gave the Warriors a 6-0 lead when he scored on the game-opening possession on a 70-yard run. The Cardinals (0-5) took the lead when Andy Surtz returned the next kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown, but Fusco's 5-yard scoring run in the second quarter gave the Warriors the lead for good.
A 30-yard pass from Wessels to Antonio Colon increased the Warriors' lead to 20-7 at the half.
The Warriors have a week off before they play host to Archbishop Kennedy to open Bicentennial League play.