first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week After a crucial goal-line stand by St. Paul midway through the third quarter kept the score 17-7, the Swordsmen got the ball back with 5:15 left in the quarter and began to drive. Reaching the Golden Knights’ 40, the Swordsmen then fumbled not only the ball but their best chance at reaching the end zone in the second half. “We really made some mistakes tonight,’ said St. Paul running back Rigo Macias, who kicked off the scoring by returning the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. “They played well, but we could have done better.’ Andrew Campa The Swordsmen entered Friday night’s game with the No. 2 passing game in league only to finish the night with only two yards passing on two completions. “I have to give a lot of credit to St. Francis,’ St. Paul coach Marijon Ancich said. “They completely took us out of our game tonight. They play very well, but we also made some bad mistakes and put ourselves in tough situations.’ LA CANADA — A lack of a passing game, coupled with a rash of mistakes, was all that was needed to thwart St. Paul High School in its Mission League opener as the Swordsmen fell to St. Francis. Despite a strong defensive performance, St. Paul (3-3, 1-0) was victimized by three turnovers and almost no passing game. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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