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Patriots stike quickly...dispatch St. Charles 46-13.

October 15, 2013
John Curtis Christian High School

Flashing quick-striking ability with a number of weapons, John Curtis opened District 11-3A play with a solid 46-13 win over St. Charles Catholic at Muss Bertolino Stadium.

                All seven Patriot touchdowns came on big plays on runs of 87, 15, 60, 73, 53 and 45 yards, complemented by a 31-yard scoring pass.  After spotting the Comets an early 7-0 lead after a fumble, Curtis scored three touchdowns on their next four snaps, zipping to a 33-7 lead before turning over the field to the Homecoming festivities.

                Now 4-2 for the season, Curtis will now have an open date, next taking the field on Friday, Oct. 25 in a home game against De La Salle.

                On the first scrimmage play after the St. Charles score, Raekwon James broke loose down the right sideline and raced 87 yards to pay dirt.  Quarterback Myles Washington took it in himself from 15 yards out, then gave the ball back to James, who went 60 yards for the third Patriot score midway through the first quarter.

                Washington, in his second start of the season, lofted a 31-yard strike to a wide open G’Corey Fulilove.  Then it was time for George Moreira, who scampered 73 yards for a TD in the second quarter. He followed that with a 53-yard touchdown run shortly after halftime.  Devon Benn finished the scoring with a quick 45-yard run.

                James and Moreira each averaged more than 25 yards a carry to lead the Patriot ground game to 401 yards for the night.  James carried six times for 167 yards and Moiera had five carries for 141 yards.  Washington hit six of 11 passes for 118 yards, one TD and one interception.   He added 29 yards rushing for a total offense output of 147 yards.  Malachi Dupre caught three passes for 74 yards.

                Safety Hunter Dale had two interceptions, returning them for a total of 49 yards.   Isiah Williams had 10 solo tackles to lead the Patriot defense.

                Curtis was playing in its’ first of only two regular-season home games.  It was also the Patriots’ first game in Class 3A since 1990 under changing LHSAA rules governing classification and the option to “play up.”  A 2A-sized school, Curtis was able to step up one class this year.  The Patriots competed in Class 3A from 1985-90, posting a 78-7 overall record and winning four state championships in that five-year stretch.  Rules changes allowed Curtis to move up to 4A from 1991-2004 (176-12, 8 titles), then back to 2A until this year.

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