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St. Mary’s School Varsity Football falls to Harrisburg High School 54-20

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Friday, September 8, 2017

7:00 PM

Harrisburg High School
AWAY
54

St. Mary's School
HOME
20

Game Recap

Last year’s matchup between the St. Mary’s Crusaders and the Harrisburg Eagles was a real shootout, that ended in favor of the Eagles 48-41. That game started out with the only scoring in the first quarter coming from three Harrisburg touchdowns, and that’s how Friday night’s game started as well. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, that’s where the similarities ended.

Plagued by penalties and personnel changes, the Crusaders had great difficulty finding any offensive rhythm. The Eagles would score 6 times in the first half, missing only one extra point, which made the score 41-0 at the half.

The Crusaders played a different brand of football in the second half, and connected on quite a few great plays. Junior quarterback Cody Conner found junior wide receiver Jake Sieg for a 46 yard touchdown pass, and junior Gavin Rajagopal kicked the extra point that got the Crusaders on the board in the third quarter.

Later in the third, Conner found Sieg again for an impressive 64 yard touchdown pass, with the majority of those yards coming after the catch. From the “if it ain’t broke…” file, Conner would find Sieg once more in the 4th quarter for a 3 yard touchdown pass.

Cody Conner finished the game 17 of 27 for 238 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Jake Sieg amassed 139 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 6 receptions. Junior running back Jake Reynolds led the team in rushing with 62 yards on 8 carries. The Crusaders totalled 354 yards of total offense.

The 1-1 Crusaders travel to Gold Beach on Friday, September 15th to play the 0-1 Panthers. The Gold Beach Panthers lost their season opening against Coquille 50-0.

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Harrisburg
20

21

13

St. Mary's School

13

7

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