It’s been a
tough season for the St. Monica football team. Friday night against Santa Fe
League foe St. Anthony, the Mariners saw their tough luck season magnified at
Santa Monica College.
scored 27 first half points and still would up on the short end of the stick,
going down in defeat to St. Anthony, 33-27.
put seven points in the first quarter and added another 20 in the second period.
However, that would be the end of the scoring spree for St. Monica for the
evening as the Mariners were held scoreless by the Saints through the last two
quarters in suffering their sixth defeat of the season.
concludes the regular season against Salesian in a final league matchup at
Santa Monica College. But this loss will
probably will stay will the Mariners for a while.
after St. Anthony scored the game’s first touchdown of the game, the Mariners
stormed right back with a score of their own when Jack Cain returned the
kickoff 80 yards to the house. The scoring flip flop between the two teams had
got another score to end the first quarter with a 13-7 lead. But the Mariners
answered the call this time with another Cain score-an 18-yard touchdown pass
reception from Cameron Nuslein. Following another Saints’ score, St. Monica
actually took the lead with two straight possessions that resulted in
connected with again with Cain for another touchdown through the air-this time
from 25 yards out to put the Mariners up for a single point. A 20-yard
touchdown run by Jason Thomas and subsequent converted point after attempt gave
St. Monica a 27-19 lead.
celebration would be short-lived. St. Anthony then scored another touchdown
with less than a minute left in the first half to pull within 27-25 at
intermission. The third quarter was a matter of the two teams’ defense’ locking
up one another’s offenses. St. Monica failed to anything on its two offensive
series in the quarter.
remained that way until late in the fourth quarter when St. Anthony broke
through to score a touchdown and two-point conversion to go up 33-27. The Mariners had one more punch left. St.
Monica moved all the way down to inside St. Anthony’s redzone but came away empty.
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