SAINTS YOUTH FB
Game 4 - @ Cambridge
September 24, 2013By Carlo Scardigli of St. Francis High School
The Saints on Friday traveled to rival Cambridge for a big M8 border battle. The Saints returned home victorious with a 27-18 win and spoiling Homecoming in Cambridge.
Again, the Saints started fast in Q1 by recovering an on side kick to start the game. Six plays later the Saints scored their first TD on a 4 yard strike to Blake Moreno from Hunter Trautman, On the next Saint possesion the Saints scored on a 24 yard TD run by Max Gust.
In quarter 2 Cambridge began their comeback as they scored twice, the first TD came on a long and methodical drive and the second came on a 40 yard interception return. The half ended with the Saints throwing an incomplete pass into the end zone. Half time was SF 14-12.
Quarter 3 saw a defensive field position game as neither team was able to muster a score.
Quarter 4 saw the Saints unhealded O line take control and physically manhandle the weary Bluejackets front 7 as the Saints scored on 2 rushing TDs by Max Gust. Cambridge did manage another TD late in the game but the Saints recovered the on side kick and ran out the clock.
The offensive leader was Max Gust as he "pounded the rock" for 158 yards on 29 carries and 3 TD. Congrats to the O line for paving the way!! This game also showed defensive resolve as the Saints D shutdown Cambridge offense in the second half with a great defensive game plan and improved tackling all night. Great job D!!
This week the Saints (2-2) travel to Duluth Public Field to battle Duluth Denfeld (0-4). Get to Duluth early and drive up scenic 61 to enjoy the fall foilage prior to game time.
For all you college football junkies, this past weekend we saw a HUGE WIN in D3 as the St.John's University Johnnies defeated the #2 in the nation University of St.Thomas 20-18 as a last second field by the Tommies sailed wide right. I was told first hand that as the field goal was missed a sea of red stormed the field (see UTube). As many know SJU holds a special place in my heart and also has 3 SF football alums on the squad (juniors Jordan Tadewell & Travis Brenny along with freshman Sam Wellman). GO JOHNNIES.
Lastly, Coach Lindquist's alma mater the U of M won their 4 straight this past weekend. Coming this Saturday at the U is Homecoming.The Golden Gophers open the Big Ten season with a battle versus Iowa for the Floyd of Rosedale. SKI U MAH!!!!