It took 10 seconds for the St. Rita Mustangs to score their first points Friday night as Freshman, Danny Gleaves, ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. After that, the Mustangs would be in full control.
After a Leo touchdown, St. Rita would march down the field and cap off a 45 yard drive with a 37 yard field goal by Nick Goldsmith to put the Mustangs up 10-6.The very next possession for Leo would end when Ben Threloff stepped in front of a pass for an interception and returned it to the Leo 10 yard line.
Late in the first half, the Mustangs would see themselves 4th and 1 from the Leo 8. The decision to go for it by Head Coach Todd Kuska was a good one as quarterback, John Kelley, would sneak in for the second St. Rita touchdown extending the lead to 17-6. The next drive for the Mustangs would also result in a touchdown as Tim Lombard would take it in from 2 yards out putting St. Rita up 24-6 going into half.
The Mustangs put on the brakes in the second half with their only score coming off of a Lamar Dawson interception. St. Rita would go on to win 31-6 behind a solid rushing attack and a stellar defensive effort.
The Mustangs will be back in action this Friday at home at 7:00pm, taking on the Fenwick Friars. In September, St. Rita traveled to Fenwick and beat the Friars 38-15.
The St. Rita Hockey team was also in action this weekend coming off a
great win against Mt. Carmel on Thursday night. This time it would be the Providence Celtics on the other end of the ice. Different team, same result. The Mustangs would show once again their offense is one of the best in the state outscoring Providence 5-4 on the back of Hunter Marcinek’s hat trick.
With the win the team moves to 7-2 on the year and 3-1 in Chicago Catholic League play. The team will play next on November 8th which is the start of the Prairie State Invite.