St. Paul shuts out Redondo

first_img The leading tacklers for St. Paul included Macias (nine), Solis (six), De La Cruz (five) and Peak (two). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! REDONDO BEACH — Two touchdowns within a 42-second span early in the fourth quarter decided visiting St. Paul High School’s 24-0 nonleague victory over Redondo Union on Friday night. With 9:28 left in the game, St. Paul quarterback Pete Gonzalez passed 5 yards to Matt Carrillo to give the Swordsmen a 17-0 lead. The big plays on the 80-yard drive were a 15-yard run Nicolas Grigsby and a 25-yard pass from Gonzalez to Jesse Martinez. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 On the crucial play, a tackle by Solis and Michael Peak stopped the Seahawks, giving the Swordsmen the ball on downs. St. Paul then drove 99 yards, with Grigsby running five yards behind the blocks of David Hatch, Keith Ojeda and Jose Perez into the end zone to give the Swordsmen a 7-0 lead with 10:44 left before halftime. The key plays on the drive included Grigsby runs of 16, 23, 10 and 15 yards. Grigsby, the Swordsmen’s top running back, carried the ball 18 times for 136 yards and one TD. St. Paul stopped Redondo on downs again on the Seahawks’ next possession. After Redondo had driven to midfield, tackles on successive plays by Devin De La Cruz, Macias and Carrillo set up a crucial fourth- down play. Carrillo tackled the Redondo quarterback as he threw the ball, causing an incompletion. With 27 seconds left in the first half, St. Paul began a 62-yard drive that culminated in Michael Thomas’ 32-yard field goal. The long-gaining plays on the drive included Grigsby’s 18-yard run, a 15-yard pass from Gonzalez to Martinez and a 20-yard pass from Gonzalez to Grigsby. center_img Four plays later, Swordsmen linebacker Jonathan Solis returned an intercepted pass 37 yards to give St. Paul its final touchdown. The game began in dramatic fashion when St. Paul stopped Redondo on the game’s first possession at the St. Paul 1. After Redondo had driven to a first down at the St. Paul 8, tackles on three consecutive plays by Rigo Macias forced the Seahawks into a fourth-and-1. last_img

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