St. Anthony needed a win on the road against St. Genevieve on Friday night to stay in the Del Rey League hunt, and the Saints used overtime heroics to get it 20-14.
It looked like St. Genevieve was running in to take lead on the first possession of overtime, but sophomore Kweku Claybrook caused a fumble at the goalie to keep the Valiants off the scoreboard. A few plays later after the Saints took over, sophomore Sone Aupiu scored to give his team victory that also clinches them a CIF-SS playoff spot.
“I’m proud of the way the players never gave up,” St. Anthony coach Mario Morales. “We were challenged tonight by a very good team, yet we found a way to win in overtime.”
St. Anthony (5-4, 3-0) will travel to St. Paul for a Del Rey League championship game next week.
Quarterback Lucas Lehmar put St. Anthony up 7-0 in the first quarter with a short run, but St. Genevieve tied it up before halftime. The Valiants then took a 14-7 lead in the third quarter, only to see Lehmar tie it up in the final minutes of regulation with his second touchdown run.
Here is video of the forced fumble by Kweku Claybrook…
Saint Genevieve fumbles are the goal line on 4th down, and the Saints take over on offense here in overtime! https://t.co/5MFC9QGhkC
Here is video of the game-winning touchdown…
On second down the game winning, walk off touchdown for the Saints in overtime scored from running back Sone Aupiu! https://t.co/h7fMEfpoz1