No. 37 Gonzaga stuns No. 3 St. John’s in Washington, DC showdown

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Everyone knows that it is hard to beat a high school football team twice in the same season…and it’s especially tough when teams meet on back-to-back weekends. Saturday, defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champ St. John’s College High School found-out just how tough.

Gonzaga, ranked No. 37 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings, beat No. 3 St. John’s 24-14 to advance to next Sunday’s WCAC championship game against DeMatha. The win came one week after St. John’s closed out a perfect regular season with a 34-17 defeat of Gonzaga.

After Gonzaga built a 17-6 lead in the third quarter, the Cadets battled back. Down 17-14, SJC was knocking on the door inside the Eagles’ 5-yard line. That’s when a controversial fumble resulted in a Gonzaga game-clinching touchdown when Aaron Davis returned it 95-yards for a touchdown.

Next Sunday, Gonzaga will meet DeMatha for the second time this year. Back on October 12, DeMatha, ranked No. 30 in our nation rankings, beat the Eagles 27-21 in triple overtime.

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