St. James improves to 4-2

October 19, 2000

St. James improves to 4-2

By AL DITZEL / Staff Writer

ST. JAMES - People involved in sports sometimes make up new words. A great example was after St. James' 36-14 victory over Bishop Walsh on Thursday when Saints' coach Daryl Hayes came up with this statement:


"I think we outdepthed them,'' he said. "I don't know if that's a word, but you could tell that our seconds (second-string players) outdid their seconds today.''

St. James (4-2) has about 100 boys in the school and about 35 play football. Still, the Saints displayed enough depth and big-play players to soundly defeat their opponents on Thursday.

St. James' junior quarterback Will Moyet, who began the season as a third stringer, continued to show why he's taken over the position completing 8 of 13 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 36 yards and another touchdown.


"I don't have the strongest arm, Billy (Keyes) does,'' Moyet said. "But I know the plays, I know where the holes are and I know how to get the ball to my receivers. I'm pretty accurate and I have a lot of faith in my receivers.''

He has great reason. All three receivers Moyet found Thursday showed great ability to pick up yards after the catch, especially Syd Huguenin, who had three catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns.

"Syd is my go-to guy,'' Moyet said. "But, Billy does a great job after he catches the ball as well.''

Keyes had two catches for 53 yards and Parker Turner added three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown.

St. James had little trouble moving the ball on its first possession. Taking over on Bishop Walsh's 35 after a short punt and return, Keyes raced around left end for 22 yards. Three plays later, Moyet found Huguenin on a quick out, and, as he was catching the ball, the senior peeled off a would-be tackler and scampered into the end zone.

"We may have scored too quickly,'' Hayes said. "It sounds nuts, but football people understand that.''

Up only 8-6 at halftime, St. James scored two touchdowns in the third quarter. The first score came quickly when Moyet found Huguenin for a 59-yard touchdown. Huguenin had left the game in the first quarter with a dislocated shoulder, a problem he's had a bit this year.

"Syd's a great player and he was coming back - no doubt,'' Hayes said. "He's a playmaker. He might just be the fastest kid in Washington County.''

The second third-quarter touchdowncame on Moyet's 19-yard pass to Turner culminating a 10-play, 60-yard drive.

St. James put the game away in the fourth quarter, despite opening up by giving up a safety when the snap went over the punter's head and he kicked the ball out of the end zone.

Brandon Monroe scored with 5 minutes left in the game on a 17-yard run when he began sweeping right end but was grabbed by a Bishop Walsh defender, who spun Monroe. It worked as a whip as Monroe then dashed around left end, cut back and lunged into the end zone.

The Saints recorded a safety much like the one they gave up except they tackled the punter in the end zone and Moyet capped the scoring when, with St. James trying to run out the clock, Moyet, playing halfback, raced through the Bishop Walsh defense for a 24-yard score.

"Two more and we're 6-2 and should be among the area's ranked teams,'' Hayes said to his team after the game.

"Honestly, it would be a great boost to us and the school if we could get into the area's rankings,'' Hayes said. "We're 4-2 and I think we have the most wins of any team in Washington County.''

St. James 36, B. Walsh 14

B. Walsh0608-14

St. James801414-36

S: Syd Huguenin 12 pass from Will Moyet (Billy Keyes run).

B: Anthony Chambers 30 run (run failed).

S: Huguenin 59 pass from Moyet (Emilio Rodriguez run)

S: Parker Turner 11 pass from Moyet (run failed)

B: Safety, SJ punter kicks ball out of own end zone

S: Brandon Monroe 17 run (run failed)

S: Safety, BW punter tackled in end zone

S: Moyet 24 run (run failed)

B: Chris Shroyer 20 run (no point attempted)


First Down1011


Passing yards79186


Total offense60-24250-320




Record: St. James 4-2.

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