- Feature Story
- Game Recap
- NCL Staff
- November 05, 2016 - 7:07pm
St. Augustine finished alone in second place in the Catholic League with a 20-7 win over Rummel on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium.
The Purple Knights concluded the regular season 6-4 overall and 5-1 in District 9-5A, with St. Augustine’s only league loss being to undefeated John Curtis.
Rummel concluded the regular season 6-3 overall, including 3-3 in district play.
The Purple Knights went on a time-consuming drive to open the second half to break a 7-7 halftime tie.
Converting several times on third and fourth downs, St. Augustine eventually scored on a 9-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Justice McCoy to Takulve Williams for a 13-7 lead.
The 64-play drive consumed more than six minutes to open the second half.
St. Aug added an insurance touchdown on its next drive when running back Perre Barbarin went on a tackle-breaking 39-yard touchdown run to make the final 20-7.
The Raiders took a 7-0 lead when Darryl McDaniel returned a dropped lateral pass to the St. Aug 41-yard line to set up a 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Donavan Maher to JaMarr Chase. Maher played quarterback in place of starter Jacob Palma.
St. Aug tied the game 7-7 at halftime on a 13-yard touchdown run by quarterback Justice McCoy with less than two minutes remaining in the second quarter.