St. Thomas More, ranked No. 41 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings powered by BlackMP Living Water, is now a two-time defending Division II state champ after beating De La Salle 35-28. It was a rematch of the 2019 championship game that STM won in a 58-10 blowout.
After a 7-7 start, STM opened-up a 21-7 second quarter lead by scoring two touchdowns in ten seconds.
Christopher Morton.— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) December 29, 2020
St. Thomas More back ahead, 14-7, in the second. pic.twitter.com/cvT1yTcBno
DLS, ranked No. 101 in our national rankings, dominated time of possession 17:21 to 6:39 in the first half, but trailed 21-14. The Cavaliers then tied it up on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Fourth down.— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) December 29, 2020
De La Salle pulls back even on the XP.
11:50 remaining. pic.twitter.com/epiIjGfUU6
St. Thomas More regained the lead at 27-21, but missed the extra point with 11:40 remaining in regulation. DLS then took its first lead at 28-27.
STM scored the game-winning touchdown with just under four minutes to play.
Walker Howard.— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) December 29, 2020
St. Thomas More leads again.
Two-point good to Jack Bech.
STM 35, DLS 28.
4Q, 3:52. pic.twitter.com/7xRVtRmcOQ
St. Thomas More finishes a perfect 10-0, while De La Salle ends 2020 with a 9-1 mark.