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.
Here’s the controversial call at the end of the St. John’s – Gonzaga game, which led to Gonzaga’s 24-14 win and spot in the WCAC title game.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) November 11, 2018
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.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) November 10, 2018