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Football: St. Anthony’s Win Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

St. Anthony knew going into Friday night’s game against St. Genevieve that they needed a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Despite heavy rain, lightning, and a mud pit in the middle of the field, the Saints kept pushing and perservered in a 20-7 win over the Valiants.

“If we can beat St. Genevieve, there’s a lot of intriguing scenarios,” said Saints coach Mario Morales before the game.

The win moves the Saints to 2-1 in the Del Rey League, with one game remaining next week against St. Paul at Clark Field. St. Paul and Harvard-Westlake have yet to play this week’s game, but if St. Paul defeats the Wolverines it would create a win-and-you’re-in situation for the Saints.

Nick Billoups had a pair of touchdowns for St. Anthony in the win over St. Genevieve.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.