November 5th, 2017

St. Patrick defeats St.Mary/Aloysius in 8-A Toy Bowl

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer

St. Patrick defeats St.Mary/Aloysius in 8-A Toy Bowl
The Celtics receive the trophy / photo by Conor Revell

St. Patrick’s football team defeated St. Mary Academy/St. Aloysious 14-0 in the 8-A Toy Bowl Sunday at Trinity High.

“Our defense has been fantastic all year,” St. Patrick head coach Tim Campisano said. “I think our No. 1 defense has only given up one touchdown all year. Our linebacker, defensive line, and seconday are all great. We are just so blessed to have 14, 15 great athletes on our team.”

Quarterback Ben Marks led the St. Patrick offense and rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown and his brother Zach Marks threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Matt Donhoff for the only points in the game.

It was scoreless going into the second half after St. Mary/St. Aloysius Adam Boone stuffed Marks on a quarterback sneak at the goalline with three seconds to go in the first half.

Ben Marks finally found the end zone from 1-yard to put the Celtics up 6-0 with 1:32 remaining in the third quarter.

“It was special man,” Ben Marks said. “I was just glad I could get into the end zone.”

Zach Marks threw his 4-yard touchdown pass on a fake field goal to make it 12-0 with 31.2  seconds remaining.

“We have been practicing that play a lot,” Campisano said. “We used it in our JV game a couple of times and it worked so we decided to have our varsity run it. We told Zach to only throw it if there was a wide open guy or to just fall down.”

Kicker Ryan Koval nailed the PAT to make it 14-0 and iced the game.

Jackson Poma and Ben Marks picked off passes for the Celtics while Boone had an interception for the Monarchs.

“It’s pretty special to play with my brother,” Ben Marks said. “I know he’s going to give me grief about that pass I messed up. That was going to be a touchdown but at least we’re going to hold up the trophy.”


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