Football St. Anthony

PREVIEW: St. Anthony at St. Genevieve, Football

The562’s coverage of St. Anthony Football is sponsored in part by Wasco Development Corp in Honor of B.I. Mais.

St. Anthony (2-5, 0-1) is back on the road for their second Del Rey League game of the season, visiting St. Genevieve (1-6, 0-2) for a 7 p.m. contest played at LA Valley College.

The Valiants have lost three straight coming into the game, including a 23-6 non-league loss to Campbell Hall. That’s a common opponent for St. Anthony, which was a 7-0 loss in the Saints’ non-league finale.

St. Genevieve has mostly played competitive games this year, but is coming off a 51-0 loss to St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy. The Valiants will be playing their first home game in nearly a month, going 1-1 in home games this season with their lone win coming against Burbank (27-21).

The St. Genevieve offense has mostly run through sophomore running back Frank Coreas, who is averaging nearly 5 yards per carry with a pair of TDs this year. Coreas has a pair of 100+ yard rushing games, including a 25-carry, 124-yard performance against Harvard-Westlake two weeks ago. Senior WR William Parra is clearly the top option in the passing game with 39 catches for 430 yards and 4 TDs. The rest of the receiving corps has 37 catches for 404 yards and 3 TDs.

Meanwhile, St. Anthony is in search of its first road win of the season. After exploding for 48 points against Marina on Sept. 23, the Saints have scored just 7 combined points in their two losses since, including a 27-7 setback last Friday at La Salle.

These teams last met in 2019, when St. Genevieve pulled out a 20-14 overtime win. 

This is a must-win game for the Saints to keep themselves in the mix in the Del Rey League. They’ll finish with consecutive home games against league rivals Harvard-Westlake and St. Pius X-St. Matthias, but as they’ve been lending their home stadium to St. Anthony, it won’t give either team much of an advantage in the season finale.

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Tyler Hendrickson
Tyler Hendrickson was born and raised in Long Beach, and started covering sports in his hometown in 2010. After five years as a sportswriter, Tyler joined the athletic department at Long Beach State University in 2015. He spent more than four years in the athletic communications department, working primarily with the Dirtbags baseball program. Tyler also co-authored of The History of Long Beach Poly: Scholars & Champions.