Saints Fall to Tommies in First-Ever NCAA Playoff Game

By KBJR News 1

November 19, 2011 Updated Nov 20, 2011 at 12:00 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The St. Scholastica football team ended the best season in program history on Saturday with a 48-2 loss against #3-ranked St. Thomas in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament.

The game marked the first-ever playoff appearance for the Saints, and the loss ended their current 14-game winning streak, the third longest active streak in Division III.

St. Scholastica went up 2-0 just 12 seconds into the game after recording a safety when St. Thomas muffed the opening kickoff in the end zone, but it was all Tommies after that.

The Saints were held to just 73 yards of total offense, the first time in program history they have been held under 100 yards in a game.

Posted by Zach Schneider