The holy bowl! This year's St. Augustine and Cathedral Catholic rivalry game definitely was exciting and a huge win for the Saints.
Team standout Deandre Daniels started things off with a 63-yard touchdown in the first quarter putting the Saints at 7-0. Cathedral came back in the second quarter with a pass from quarterback Thomas Kane-Berman to Colin Myers who ran it three yards into the end zone. Saints quarterback Angelo Peraza kept the Saints on top with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Seth Hayes in the end zone, ending first half at 17-6, Saints.
Third quarter heated up quickly when Deandre Daniels once again made a 65-yard touchdown run. Saints quarterback Angelo Peraza had another scoring pass, this time a 14 yard pass to Patrick Bazzi in the end zone Deandre Daniels got his third touchdown of the night with a 1 yard run, bringing the score to 38-6 Saints. One of the most impressive plays was Saints Tyson McWilliams intercepting the Dons quarterback pass and running 94 yards the other way for a touchdown. This jaw-dropping play finished off the game with a final score of 45-6, Saints.
The Saints also won the Great American Rivalry Series Champion trophy and quarterback Angelo Peraza won the Great American Rivalry MVP. As the last league game, the Saints won bragging rights for next year and their ongoing rivalry with Cathedral Catholic.
The St. Augustine Saints and the Cathedral Catholic Dons will battle it out this Friday at Cathedral in their 55th game, igniting a rivalry that dates back to 1996!
The teams have been 2-2 against each other for the past four seasons. Last season, the Dons were victorious in a 35-0 win over the Saints.
The Saints are coming off a Western League win last week against the Mira Mesa Marauders, defeating them 42-26. Senior Deandre Daniels had four rushing touchdowns and a kick-off return for a touchdown. The Saints improved to 6-3 and 3-0 in League Play. The Saints travel to Cathedral Catholic to finish off their season with a rivalry game, will this impressive win carry into this week’s game?
The Dons come off a low-scoring game and a loss last week against the Point Loma Pointers, 10-7. This game marked the end of the Dons two-game winning streak with a close loss. Cathedral Catholic is overall 4-5 and 1-2 in League Play.
For all the highlights of this exciting upcoming rivalry game, be sure to tune into the Prep Pigskin Report this Friday night at 10:30 and follow our updates on Twitter @RedJacketArmy!