St. Francis / Oak Grove – GetSportsFocus.com Game of the Week #2
GetSportsFocus.com – 2012’s CCS Division II State Champs got their rematch with Oak Grove after losing to the Eagles 21-20 last season in dramatic fashion. Those champs are the St. Francis Lancers and they came into tonight’s game with four straight wins from last year.
St. Francis running back Alex Andrighetto would get things going, scoring a 3-yard touchdown on the Lancers’ first possession. After forcing the Eagles to punt, Lancer quarterback Ryan Johnson would connect on a deep fade to Trill Hebert for 47 yards. Andrighetto finished that drive off with a 4-yard touchdown making it 14-0. He would have a small workload, carrying the ball six times for 32 yards.
Oak Grove quarterback Ray Cruz had a long night as his offensive line could not stop the Lancers’ pass rush. The defense got to Cruz five times and John Powers had three sacks on the night. With about five minutes left in the second quarter, the Eagles were on their own 9-yard line when Cruz threw an errant pass intended for the deep right corner. Safety Riley Quinn turned his head around and intercepted a gift, going 53 yards to the house. Just like that the Lancers were up 21-0.
After the Eagles’ fourth punt of the first half, there were two minutes for the Lancers to score. St. Francis started on the Oak Grove 28-yard line and chewed up enough clock before running back Landon Baty took a muffed hand-off for an 18-yard touchdown. At halftime the Lancers were in cruise control 28-0.
There would not be a score from either team in the second half as the St. Francis second-team impressed and ran down the clock. The Lancers have only allowed one touchdown in a five-game span, continuing their streak. Head Coach Greg Calcagno is 1-0 in his varsity debut.