September 4, 2018
SP XC opened their season at the Brunswick Invitational this past Saturday against 18 teams. St. Paul's who is ranked 5th in the state took on Liberty who is ranked 3rd in the state. It was a great battle between the two schools but Liberty came out on top. St. Paul's finished 2nd overall out of all 18 teams, only losing to Liberty by 10. It was the fastest opening race for SP in history!
All 5 of SP's scorers received awards for being in the top 20
(Ian Coleman 16:30, Zach Walker 16:53, Max Hammond 17:00 , TJ Linz 17:32, Marco Grados 17:43/his PR)
Jack Cook and Ian Heidelbach both ran their first races at the Varsity level, each breaking 19:00 minutes. Jack Cook ran his PR.
Our JV team went out too fast but still ran well, with everyone under 22:00 minutes! Freshman Timmy Wilcox led the JV with a 20:13 in his first 5k race.
Varsity Football: St. Paul's 42- City Knights 13
The St. Paul's varsity football team kicked off the season on Friday with a 42-13 victory over the Baltimore City Knights who are usually a contender for the Baltimore City crown. In the two day event, the Crusaders racked up 354 yards of total offense averaging 8.6 yards per play. On Offense, senior quarterback Leo Kelly finished the game 10-13 for 282 yards in the air. He connected with 5 different receivers during the contest. On the ground, Senior tailback Princeton Douglass scored in the 1st quarter, Junior transfer student Logan Santos led all scorers with 3 touchdowns. Alex Sulin and Phil Stokes also added touchdowns in the game. All and all the Crusaders were firing on all cylinders. The Crusaders offensive success was led by a very young offensive line. The offensive line consist of Junior center Jack Lambert, Freshman guard Steve Markiewicz, Sophomore guard William McGuirk, and senior tackles Max Stukenberg and Brennan Treacy.
On defense, the Crusaders created two turnovers and had a tremendous goal line stand in the 3rd quarter. The defensive was led by middle linebacker Miles Moore who recorded 6 solo tackles. Outside linebacker Jack Parr also contributed with 5 solo tackles. Defensive Back Everette McDuffie finished the game with an interception, and also recorded 3 solo tackles from his safety position. On special teams, the Crusaders recovered a fumble punt and the kick off team did a tremendous job of containing the Knight's speed.
On Friday, St. Paul's will travel to Philadelphia to take on Monsignor Bonner Catholic High School. The Friars are 1-1 coming off a big win vs KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy 49-0. After the game, the football team will be staying overnight in Philly and attending the Temple vs Buffalo football game at Lincoln Financial Stadium.
Note: Visit Varsitysportsnetwork.com for a great story about Friday's Game.........
ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL 42, CITY COLLEGE 13
City 6 0 0 7 – 13
St. Paul's 7 14 6 15 – 42
SP-Princeton Douglas 3 run (Damian Ramos kick)
C-Michael Bond 14 run (run failed)
SP-Logan Santos 4 run (Damian Ramos kick)
SP-Logan Santos 79 pass from Leo Kelly (Damian Ramos kick)
SP-Alex Sulin 14 pass from Leo Kelly (pass failed)
SP-Logan Santos 5 run (Damian Ramos kick)
SP-Phillip Stokes 2 run (Alex Sulin run)
C-Camren Banks 65 pass from Michael Bond (Ward kick)