St. Ignatius of Cleveland, ranked No. 4 in the nation, handed St. Francis a 56-0 defeat on Saturday in what Red Raiders coach Jerry Smith called "an education."
"In some ways I'm not real disappointed with how our first team did, but we couldn't play with their second and third units. They were unbelievable," said Smith.
St. Francis punted 14 times. St. Ignatius' last two touchdowns were scored by junior varsity tailback Phil Ardire.
Aquinas 31, St. Joe's 14: Aquinas of Section V put together a 21-point fourth quarter to beat the Marauders. Pete Fanti scored both touchdowns for St. Joe's (2-3). He had an 8-yard run and also caught an 11-yard pass from Kevin Roland. Sophomore Sandro D'Angelis rushed for 116 yards on nine carries and free safety Steve Tripi had 14 tackles.
O'Hara 47, Freedom 6: Major Cole, James Law and Mike Capitano each scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Hawks. Cole had 11 carries for 127 yards and scored on an 80-yard kickoff return and a 45-yard run. Law's touchdowns came on runs of 65 and 35 yards. Capitano hauled in two 40-yard scoring passes from Jim Yager, who concluded the scoring on a 1-yard run.
South Park 46, Riverside 6: Quarterback Keith Smoot and wide receiver Jerome Johnson connected for three touchdowns as the Sparks (4-0) extended their winning streak to 14 games.
Smoot finished with 192 yards passing and Johnson caught six passes for 102 yards. Purcell Spain ran for 132 yards and scored three times for the Sparks, ranked No. 5 among large schools.
Seneca 26, Bennett 0: Brandon Hawkins gained 157 yards on 17 carries and scored on runs of 20 and 7 yards to lead the 4-0 Indians. Darmel Whitfield was 6 of 7 passing for 61 yards and ran 1 yard for a touchdown.
Kensington 20, McKinley 14: The Knights rallied from a 14-6 first-quarter deficit to upend the Macks. Ron Carr led the way with 173 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Rashad Oliver had 10 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery. McKinley got a pair of touchdown passes from sophomore Justin Morrison.
Burgard 24, Grover Cleveland 6: The Bulldogs took an early 12-0 lead and never looked back while beating the Presidents for their first win of the season. Mondell Moore passed for 130 yards and a touchdown and rushed five times for 57 yards, with a 3-yard TD run. Andre Payne (6-foot-4, 315 pounds) collected 13 tackles and three sacks for Burgard.
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St. Mary's 19, Nia. Catholic 6: Junior Paco O'Connor showed his versatility rushing for 110 yards, scoring on a 4-yard run, catching three passes, returning an interception 75 yards to score and making 10 tackles. Brian Matthews added nine tackles for the Lancers. Len Bevilacqua scored the Big Red's touchdown on a 2-yard run.