All season, the Southwestern Sabers have relied upon their passing game for the winning margin. But they fell short yesterday, 36-12, in a Maryland Scholastic Association C Conference game at St. Paul's.
A dominating St. Paul's defense and strong winds stopped Southwestern's run-and-shoot offense. The Crusaders' Shawn Mahoney and John Cougle together racked up 153 rushing yards and three touchdowns as St. Paul's (7-1, 5-1) beat Southwestern (3-3, 3-2), to stay in sole possession of second place in the MSA C Conference, behind St. Mary's.
"The pass has been [Southwestern's] bread and butter," said Crusaders coach Mitch Tullai. "When you're able to do it, you'll live. When our guys contain the QB like they did today, you'll die."