St Patrick wins fourth straight Regional Title
St. Patrick hosted the Colon Magi on Saturday, November 14th for a much anticipated Regional Final Game. The Magi came in as the reigning Division I State Champions. The Shamrocks played the game of the century, and outlasted the Magi winning the game 44-34.
In the first quarter, the Magi came out and struck first, after the Shamrocks lost two fumbles in the quarter. Colon led 6-0.
The Shamrocks marched down the field to respond, and Connor Cross put St. Patrick on the board with a 5 yard touchdown run. Colon marched down the field on the back of their huge fullback, and made the score 14-6 with Colon taking a lead into halftime.
The third quarter was a boxing match, with both teams trading scores back and forth. Colon started with a 37 yard touchdown from their fullback. St. Patrick struck back with a 43 yard touchdown pass from Cross to Shane Cook. Colon again went to their fullback, and scored on a 20 yard pass. The Shamrocks finished out the quarter with a 21 yard touchdown pass from Cross to Derec Fedewa. This left the battle at 26-22 with Colon leading the whole way.
Colon came out in the fourth quarter with another score from their fullback, this time a 66 yard scamper. The Shamrocks from that point on dominated the Magi. Connor Cross put in a touchdown on a 6 yard rush. Shane Cook caught another 11 yard touchdown pass, and to close out the game, Connor Cross broke loose along the home team sideline to put the game out of reach, running 46 yards to put the final score 44-34.
Offensive leaders for the Shamrocks were Connor Cross who completed 18 of 26 passes for 289 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also rushed 23 times for 102 yards and 3 touchdowns. Shane Cook caught 7 passes for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Defensive leaders for the Shamrocks were Braxton Teachworth with 15 tackles and 1 tackle for loss, Jacoby Hayes-Dunning with 12 tackles, and Chase Fitzsimmons had 9 tackles.
St. Patrick will host Kinde North Huron on Saturday, November 21st at 2:00 pm at Portland High School.
Photo by Lindsey Bos.