Weekly Feature

2018-10-10 / Sports

St. Joe’s ends losing skid with big win over St. Francis

The St. Joe’s football team got its first league win of the season and snapped a four-game losing streak in a 43-41 win over St. Francis Saturday.

The Marauders were led to victory by a strong rushing attack, racking up nearly 300 yards. Jimmy Scott ran 10 times for 117 yards and a touchdown. David Morgan carried the ball 12 times for 94 yards and three touchdowns. Micah Brown had nine attempts for 42 yards. Tiernan Curtin ran for 46 yards.

The game went back and forth as the St. Francis passing game led the team up and down the field. The Red Raiders actually scored first, going up 7-0 with 6:36 left in the first quarter.

St. Joe’s tied things up soon after with a 13-yard pass from Micah Brown to Gregory Poland with 4:40 left in the first quarter. About two minutes later, Scott blocked a punt and ran it back 22 yards for a touchdown to make it 14-7.

Early in the second quarter, St. Francis tied things up on another rushing touchdown and then took the lead early in the third quarter, 20-14. Later in the third quarter, Morgan scored from 5 yards out and then from 1 yard to give the team a 29-20 lead (Morgan also ran in a two-point attempt).

St. Francis would cut the deficit to 29-27 with another touchdown. But Morgan’s third touchdown of the quarter with 48 seconds left to make it 36-27.

St. Francis again closed to within 36-34 with five minutes left in the game. St. Joe’s essentially put the game away with a Scott touchdown from 29 yards out with 3:06 left in the game. St. Francis would score again with 1:20 left in the game, but could not get the ball back and score again.

The Red Raiders racked up 586 yards of offense, but the Marauders capitalized on two turnovers and a blocked punt to keep pace.

Brown went 7-13 for 59 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Scott had three catches for 28 yards. Sam Murphy led the team with seven tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss. Kemychal Clark had five tackles and Reily Wood had four stops, two for loss, and one sack.

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