St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 42, Catholic Memorial 24

Friday, Sep. 20, 2013, at West Roxbury

Rebounding big time from last week's loss at Leominster, St. John's overpowered Catholic Memorial, 42-24, Friday night at James O'Connor Stadium Leading 21-17 at halftime, the Pioneers struck for two unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter by junior Shane Combs--a 46-yard jaunt and a 41-yard pass reception from senior quarterback Drew Smiley-- and coasted from there. In a sterling performance, Smiley passed for four touchdowns and ran for one. "This was definitely a must-win," said Smiley. "We came out flying to the ball on offense and defense. And we worked hard all week preparing against their secondary." "A great win after a great week of practice identifying the things we needed to work on," said St. John's coach John Andreoli.

St. John’s (Shrewsbury)71414742
Catholic Memorial3140724
First quarter
Catholic MemorialFGMatt Twerago 26-yard
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDDavon Jones 23-yard pass from Drew Smiley (Jack Coveney kick)
Second quarter
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDDrew Smiley 5-yard run (Jack Coveney kick)
Catholic MemorialTDPeter Scibilia 8-yard run (Matt Twerago kick)
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDMichael McGillicuddy 6-yard pass from Drew Smiley (Jack Coveney kick)
Catholic MemorialTDKevin Claflin 55-yard interception return (Matt Twerago kick)
Third quarter
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDShane Combs 46-yard run (Jack Coveney kick)
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDShane Combs 41-yard pass from Drew Smiley (Jack Coveney kick)
Fourth quarter
St. John’s (Shrewsbury)TDNick Calvano 4-yard pass from Drew Smiley (Jack Coveney kick)
Catholic MemorialTDGavin Ajoku 19-yard pass from Dolan McCarthy (Matt Twerago kick)


Updated: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 11:53 a.m.

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