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St. Aug lets lead slip away in playoff loss to Scotlandville

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  • 11/20/16 7:01pm

A defensive stop with St. Augustine leading by 13 points in the fourth quarter looked to have the Purple Knights well on their way to the Division I semifinals. The Purple Knights, however, discovered the hard way that looks can be truly deceiving. Leading 20-7, the Purple Knights stopped Scotlandville on fourth-and-goal early in the fourth quarter. Three plays into St. Augustine’s next possession, the Purple Knights’ fortunes began to change. Scotlandville&rsquo... Keep Reading

St. Aug gets another shot at Scotlandville after playoff win

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  • 11/14/16 6:45am

St. Augustine quarterback Justice McCoy accounted for four touchdowns in the Purple Knights’ 27-15 triumph over Byrd in the opening round of the Division I playoffs Friday at Tad Gormley Stadium. The Purple Knights, the No. 7 seed, advanced to take on Scotlandville. The Hornets, the No. 2 seed, had an opening-round bye. Byrd ended its season 4-7. St. Augustine, 7-4, will face Scotlandville in a rematch. The Purple Knights lost to the Hornets 36-20 in... Keep Reading

Jesuit takes on Rummel in rematch to open Division I playoffs

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  • 11/6/16 3:51pm

Although seven of the schools in the 13-team Division I playoffs are from District 9-5A, there will be only one Catholic League rematch in the open round. Jesuit, as the No. 9 seed, will be at No. 8 Rummel on Friday to start the playoffs. The Raiders edged Jesuit 17-10 in Week 7 of the regular season. The winner of the Jesuit-Rummel game advances to face top-seeded John Curtis, which received an opening-round bye. The unbeaten Patriots... Keep Reading

Purple Knights top Rummel 20-7 to finish second in District 9-5A

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  • 11/5/16 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... Keep Reading

Purple Knights build early lead before holding off Holy Cross

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  • 10/31/16 1:11pm

St. Augustine built a lead of 20-0 but had to hold off a late Holy Cross rally for a 34-31 Catholic League victory over the Tigers on Friday at Zephyr Field. Trailing 34-17, Holy Cross quarterback Chandler Fields tossed touchdown passes of 24 yards to Albion Ford and 25 yards to Kym Wimberly. Wimberly’s catch came with 46 seconds to dray the Tigers to within three points. Holy Cross was unable to recover an onside kick... Keep Reading