Wily picked off a pass from Rob McCoy which ricocheted high off its intended receiver, running back Xavier Lee, near midfield, worked to the left sideline and raced — tip-toeing for a few steps — to the end zone to make it 7-0 with 6 minutes left in the second quarter.
Ryan Liszner kicked a 42-yard field goal as time in the first half expired and Steven Krajewski threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Justin Wolf with 8:52 remaining in the third quarter to give the Seahawks a 17-0 lead.
Jalen Madison capped a nine-play, 77-yard drive with a 2-yard scoring run to get Sacred Heart (0-3, 0-1) on the board with 14:31 to play and Sam Renzi made a 24-yard field goal to make it a one-possession game with 2:32 left.
Wagner recovered the ensuing onside kick and bled the clock to seal the win.
The Pioneers have lost four in a row and seven of their last eight, dating to last season.
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