Chicago Sun-Times - Football: Goal-line stand boosts St Rita past O'Fallon

O’FALLON — With fourth and goal on the St. Rita 1, the Mustangs ahead by five points, and just under four minutes to play, the Mustangs held O’Fallon’s Ejay Johnson out of the end zone.

Ball game? Not yet. One great defensive stand wasn’t enough. St. Rita would have to come up big again to advance to the Class 7A semifinal round.

And they did. With fourth and 2 on the St. Rita 47, O’Fallon’s Todd Porter completed a pass to Johnson. He had the yardage, but suddenly, he didn’t have the football. It was knocked out of his grasp by Will McNamara, and St. Rita’s Zack Soria fell on it on the Mustangs’ 47.  Read Full Story