St. James no match for first-place Frogs

October 14, 2007|By JACK HILL III

SAINT JAMES - The St. James football team found out Saturday why Maret School is in first place in the Mid-Atlantic Conference, as the Frogs beat the Saints, 42-7.

"They definitely played on all four cylinders today," St. James coach Chick Meehan said. "Their execution was excellent. They hurt us in the air. We made some turnovers. We didn't take advantage of the opportunities we had, while they took advantage of theirs. We have to regroup and get ready for next week."

Senior quarterback Sam Mulroy had a hand in four of the six touchdowns scored by Maret (5-1, 3-0), completing two touchdown passes and running for two other scores. Mulroy completed 7 of 11 passes for 235 yards and added 47 rushing yards on 12 carries.

"Their quarterback was awesome," Meehan said. "We knew we had to stop him. But he threw the ball well and he ran the ball well. He just had an awesome day."


"Sam is as good a quarterback as you ever will see in high school football," Maret coach Mike Engelberg said. "He makes good reads and good throws. ... When our offense is clicking, we are tough to stop. We have several different backs who can run the ball. Our offensive line is playing great, and because of it, we can run the ball inside."

Maret never trailed after getting on the scoreboard with 6:38 remaining in the first quarter on Mulroy's 1-yard sneak and the first of four extra-point kicks by Jesse Lawrence. The score was set up when the Frogs recovered a fumble at the St. James 15-yard line.

The Frogs extended their lead to 13-0 with 10:51 left in the second quarter on Mulroy's 99-yard touchdown pass to Liam Duffy.

St. James (2-4, 1-3) got its only score with 6:01 left in the half on a 12-yard touchdown run by Barrett Brown and an extra-point kick by Ben Farquhar.

Willis Bradwell's 8-yard touchdown run and Mulroy's two-point conversion run with 2:42 remaining in the half gave Maret a 21-7 halftime lead.

The Frogs recovered a fumble at the Saints 26 a minute into the second half. Mulroy finished the ensuing drive with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Duffy with 8:41 left in the third quarter.

Mulroy added a 3-yard touchdown run a little more than two minutes later.

Maret's final score came on a 1-yard run by Walter Albee with 7:57 left in the game.

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