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Holy Family Shuts out St. Cloud on Homecoming

claire melander

claire melander

Another game, another shut out for the Holy Family Football team. On a windy Friday night, Holy Family played St. Cloud Cathedral and posted their third shut out in a four game span. The home stand was packed for Holy Family’s homecoming game and the fire did not disappoint.

Junior Nick Hendler started off the scoring with a short touchdown with four minutes left in the 1st quarter. He would double that by breaking free for a 52 yard touchdown on the last play of the 1st. The momentum did not stop there.

The very next play, on the first play of the second quarter, Senior Linebacker Ryan Bowlin intercepted a pass thrown by the St. Cloud Cathedral quarterback. Just another example of the solid defense by the Fire this year. Holy Family has held teams to just 11 points a game on average. Bowlin after the game was asked about the Fire’s defense: “We’ve all really bought into the defensive schemes this year and we all know that if we do our jobs out there we’re going to show out on defense”. Show out they did, That same quarter Junior defensive tackle Seth Thompson recovered a fumble and returned it all the way 50 yards for a touchdown.

In the second half it was the same story for both teams. Holy Family dominated on both defense and offense. St. Cloud Cathedral could not get any offense going because of the stifling defense by the Fire while the scoring onslaught continued by Holy Family with Senior Captain Jacob Zay throwing two touchdowns in the third quarter. First a throw down the middle of the field to Junior Nate Tinucci, and then a few minutes later, a touchdown pass to Ryan Bowlin down the left sideline.

Senior Kicker Colin Neve continued his strong season going 4/5 on extra points as the final score ended Holy Family 34 and St. Cloud 0.

The Fire (4-2) play their next game at Holy Family on Friday, October 12 against Dassel-Cokato (6-0).

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