FULTON, Mo. – The St. Scholastica football team closed out its third season on a four-game winning streak with a 34-28 victory on Saturday in a back-and-forth game at Westminster College.
The Saints finish the season 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). The UMAC record was good enough for a tie for second place in the league. CSS improved by three wins from the previous year for the second consecutive year.
The Saints scored on the final play from scrimmage of the first quarter when Alex Thiry (Cambridge, Minn./Braham HS (Minn.-Duluth)) hit Don Anderson (Prentice, Wis./Prentice HS) for a 36-yard touchdown. The extra-point failed so the score was 7-6 Westminster at the start of the second quarter.
CSS got great field position on its next possession and took advantage when Travis Nehowig (Maple Grove, Minn./Maple Grove HS) punched it into the end zone from 20 yards out. The extra point made it 13-7 St. Scholastica.
In the fourth quarter, Thiry hit Jonny Bennett (Blackduck, Minn./Blackduck HS) for a 16-yard touchdown on third down. The extra point made it 34-28 with eight minutes to go.
The Saints outgained the Blue Jays 345-321. Alex Thiry threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns on 20-of-31 passing. Jonny Bennett had five catches for 64 yards and a score, while Keegan O’Neill had four receptions for 101 yards and a score. Travis Nehowig ran for 58 yards on 10 carries and Jake Jensen, back from injury, ran for 31 yards on 14 carries.
Courtesy: CSS Athletics