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St. Patrick drops a heartbreaker to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart


On Saturday, September 9th the Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Irish visited Portland for a football game against the Portland St. Patrick Shamrocks. The game was packed with excitement, and after a hard fought four quarters of the football, the Shamrocks fell short, losing 21-20.


In the first quarter, the Shamrocks received the opening kickoff and marched right down the field, only to have the ball punched out of their running backs hands, just as he was about to score from the 1 yard line. After this stunning disappointment, the Shamrocks played tough defense, and ended the quarter at 0-0.


In the second quarter, the Irish put two scores up before the Shamrocks were able to answer on a Hudson King 29 yard touchdown run, leaving the score 14-7 at halftime.


After the half, Sacred Heart opened the quarter with a scoring drive, and the Shamrocks answered that score when Brady Leonard punched it in from 1 yard out, leaving the score 21-14 after three quarters.


In the final quarter, Hudson King again scampered into the endzone from 16 yards out, but the extra point kick bounced off the goal post, leaving the Shamrocks just short of tying the game.


Offensive leaders for the Shamrocks were Hudson King who had 10 carries for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns, Brayden Simon who had 16 carries for 92 yards, and Brady Leonard who had 14 carries for 82 yards and 1 touchdown.


Defensive leaders for the Shamrocks were Aiden Mosser who had 16 tackles and 1 tackle for loss (TFL), Landon Simpson who had 10 tackles, Brayden Simon who had 9 tackles, Riley Mosser/Devin Cook/Augustus Teachworth had 8 tackles a piece, and Charlie Thelen had 6 tackles and 2 TFL.


The Shamrocks travel to Morrice on Friday, September 15 for a huge game against the Orioles.


Photo by Lindsey Bos

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