Interception helps St. Paul's top Severn, 12-0

October 06, 1990|By Bob Caplan

Severn and St. Paul's were unyielding inside the 20-yard line, but one critical mistake allowed the Crusaders to take the lead, then win, 12-0, yesterday at St. Paul's.

Both teams rushed the ball effectively, but neither could take advantage of opportunities.

"I had a feeling it was going to be a good defensive game," said Severn coach Doug Williams. "We moved the ball and executed well, but couldn't punch it in."

The game was scoreless in the first half, but both squads were able to drive the ball. St Paul's moved from its 36 to the 5 on eight running plays in the second quarter, but a fourth-down pass failed.

Though the Severn defense was tough, the Crusaders did run the ball well. Shawn Mahoney gained 84 yards and Renalto Rotondo 70.

Severn put a drive together in the third quarter, and quarterback Kyong So found Chris Pitkin on a 34-yard pass, putting the Admirals on the 6.

But St. Paul's sophomore Brad Read intercepted a So pass and returned the ball 102 yards for a touchdown.

"I was thinking if I don't get to the other side, I'll get crushed," Read said. "I got a key block from Renato Rotondo."

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