| Archbishop Stepinac
(4 - 0 - 0)
October 2nd, 2010
| St. Peter's Boys
(1 - 3 - 0)
Archbishop Stepinac belts St. Peter's, 42-3
Archbishop Stepinac used a wide array of offensive talent and its no-huddle attack to good effect yesterday, wearing down host St. Peter’s in the second half of a 42-3 CHSFL victory.
“We do have a lot of weapons,” Stepinac coach Mike O’Donnell said. “And when you can call the play (after the defense is aligned), it makes this kind of offense that much better.”
Stepinac (3-0 CHSFL, 4-0 overall) led 14-3 at halftime via TD rushes of 14 and 35 yards by power-running junior Caleb Gilligan-Evans (9 carries, 107 yards).
St. Peter’s (1-2 CHSFL, 1-3 overall) did not cross midfield in the first half until Stepinac muffed a Brandon Bodd punt that SP’s Ryan Brion recovered at the Stepinac 43.
A subsequent exchange of punts gave SP possession at the Stepinac 43. Four consecutive runs by Demetrius Owens (18 carries, 44 yards) moved the ball to the 21. Two more Owens runs gave SP first-and-goal from the 7, but Stepinac’s defense pushed the Eagles backward and the host side settled for a 28-yard Anthony Tramutola field goal right before the half.
The no-huddle Crusaders took the second-half kickoff and fashioned a 10-play, 59-yard TD drive with an odd ending. On third-and-goal from the 17, QB Tyrell Goodman hit Nick Euvino near the right sideline. Euvino fumbled on contact, but Justin Thomas scooped it up at the SP 6 and scored.
Goodman (10 for 17, 168 yards) hit Thomas for a more conventional TD to make it 28-3 as the third quarter ended. Goodman’s 8-yard TD run and a 68-yard dash by Lance Ladson concluded the scoring.