Giving the Homecoming crowd a game to remember, the Rams
obliterated the Tigers, shutting them out 32-0 in a game
that saw two Tokay players ejected in the third quarter.
One of the longest marches in SM history, a 21-play
sequence the Rams executed against Tokay, was capped when
quarterback Noah Righetti found Keaton Hampton, who ended
the wide open in the Tokay secondary and connecting with him
for a 21-yard touchdown. Hampton had 8 catches, 94 yards;
Dewey Cotton and Ontario Johnson had touchdown receptions of
23 and 52 yards, respectively. St. Mary's finished with 411
yards of offense, including 168 rushing. Brandon Zaunbrecher
led the Rams with 44 yards on 16 carries filling in for
injured starter Marcell Spady. Nicholas Hall converted a
29-yard field goal and Javonte Norman caught a 19-yard
touchdown pass. Myles Cunningham and Andy Le each sacked the
Tokay quarterback in the 32-0 shutout..
RamStats: 8 14 3 7 - 32; Cotton 23 pass from Righetti
(Cotton pass from Righetti); Hampton 21 pass from Righetti
(Hall kick); Johnson 52 pass from Righetti (Hall kick); FG
29 Hall; Norman 19 pass from Righetti (Hall kick) Record:
Football: St. Mary's 46, West 14
St. Mary's defense took advantage of West's turnovers
allowing the Rams offense to overwhelm the Wolfpack as the
Rams' beat West 46-14 while rolling up 348 yards in a TCAL
win at the Wolfpack's stadium.
In the first half,a roughing the kicker penalty was
followed by two fumble recoveries by lineman Myles
Cunningham that set up a pair of 14-yard touchdown runs by
Noah Righetti Righetti ended up scoring five touchdowns
with the other three coming on a 1-yard run, a 15-yard
scoring pass on the last play of the first quarter to
Stephen, and on a 14-yard pass to Ontario Johnson.
Righetti was 11 of 17 for 163 yards. Keaton Hampton had
three receptions for 63 yards, Marcell Spady had 16 carries
for 143 yards and a 4-yard touchdown and Brandon Zaunbrecher
came off the bench in the second half to gain 48 yards on
six carries with a 1-yard touchdown.
RamStats: 12 20 7 7 –46; Righetti 1 run (kick failed);
Gudino 15 pass from Righetti (run failed); Johnson 14 pass
from Righetti (Hall kick); Righetti 14 run (Hall kick);
Righetti 14 run (kick failed)l Spady 4 run (Hall kick)[
Zaunbrecher 1 run (Hall kick). Record: 5-1, 1-0 TCAL.
Football: St. Mary's 45, Buhach
Khalil Hodge stopped Buhach Colony's aball carrier on the
first play of the game, then two plays later he did it
again. Hodge set the tone for the Rams defensive play the
entire game, including stopping the Thunder at the goal line
with four successive defensive plays.
Javonte Norman's interception with a return to the Buhach
30, se up St. Mary’s first touchdown. Demetrius Ferguson,
who earlier scored on a 10-yard sweep to give the Rams a 6-2
lead, produced a highlight play on the final play of the
With his offensive line providing protection, quarterback
Noah Righetti had time to allow Ferguson to get 30 yards
downfield and evade one of three defenders assigned him.
Righetti threw a rainbow to the goal line and Ferguson went
up to grab the ball, before landing in the end zone.that
gave St. Mary’s a 19-2 lead, and it quickly ballooned to
32-2 when Marcell Spady ran for two TDs within the first 2
minutes of the second half. His second score was set up by a
Buhach fumble, caused by a jarring hit.
The Rams went on to win 45-30. Record 4-1.
Los Gatos: St. Mary's 35, Los Gatos
The Rams provided an exciting evening of football and
overcame not only a late surge by the Wildcats, but a
number of calls that made the crowd less than happy,
including a clear touchdown that was disallowed on the basis
of a St. Mary's player being out of bounds when the scoring
pass was caught that video footage disclosed was not true.
Los Gatos built a 10-point lead on the St. Mary's but the
Rams battled back with two touchdowns apiece by Demetrius
Ferguson and Marcell Spady.to gain the lead in the fourth
quarter, while fighting off a late dramatic rally in the
closing minutes when
recovered a fumble by the Wildcats quarterback at the
2 yard line in the closing seconds to seal the the 35-32
St. Mary’s took
the lead for good after Demetrius Ferguson faked a punt near
midf eld and rushed to the Wildcats' 10 to set up Marcell
Spady’s 5-yard run for a 35-25 lead with 5:01 left in the
RamStats: 0 15 7 13 35; Righetti 7 pass from
Ferguson (Stephen Gudino run); Ferguson 10 pass from
Righetti (Jumaoas kick); Ferguson 35 pass from Righetti (Jumaoas
kick); Spady 11 run (Jumaoas kick); Spady 6 run (PAT
failed). Record: 3-1
Football: St. Ignatius 27, St
Mary’s 24 OT
Although leading 14-7 at halftime, the Rams were forced into
overtime by St. Ignatius during which Jack Delucchi kicked a
field goal to put St. Mary’s ahead. However, the Rams were
intercepted in their next possession which allowed St.
Ignatius to fight back, finally sealing it with their own
field goal to hand the Rams a tough loss.
RamStats: 7 7 0 7 3 0 – 24; Righetti 43 run (Delucchi
kick); Gudino 3 pass from Righetti (Delucchi kick); Righetti
31 run (Delucchi kick); SM - Delucchi 19 FG; SM - Delucchi
23 FG Record: 2-1.
Daniel Montuo Featured In The Record
Senior Daniel Montuo was featured in The
Record for his musical and athletic
abilities. A tough, no-no-nonsense
football player averaging 5 tackles per
game, Daniel is a self0taught piano
player who has developed into a great
piano player to the delight of the St.
Mary’s High School community. Daniel
plays regularly at the school Masses and
exhibits his football talents as an
inside linebacker for the Rams.
More from The
The Holy Bowl between St. Mary's and Central Catholic is
known for its friendly rivalry, but more for its excitement,
and this year was no exception. With the score in the
Raider's favor the Rams won in final minute on Neal
Righetti's bootleg around the right end for a 6-yard
touchdown Friday to lift the Rams to an 18-13 victory. .
According to The Record: “Given a final opportunity,
Righetti hit Ferguson with a 13-yard pass on fourth-and-12,
then Marcell Spady ran the ball inside the 10. With 40
seconds left, Righetti was given the opportunity to call the
play in the huddle. “(Central) was calling out '57, 57,’ and
I had seen them shift over earlier in the game when they
called that,” said Righetti, noting that ‘57’ is the Rams’
sweep play. “I told coach about it, and he said to call the
play I wanted.” So, while the Rams gave the appearance of
running the sweep to the right, bringing much of Central’s
defense with them, Righetti ran right and followed a key
block by receiver Stephen Gudino into the end zone for the
RamStats: 0 12 0 6 — 18 SM—Spady 20 run (kick failed)
SM—Ferguson 21 pass from Righetti (pass
failed) SM—Righetti 6 run (pass failed) Record: 2-0
Men’s Soccer: Tokay 6, St. Mary’s 0
Playing in TCAL action at St. Mary’s, Michael Valencia, the
Rams were not able to contain the Tigers, losing 2-0.
Record: 0-2 TCAL)
Football: St. Mary’s 34, Cardinal
In the opening game of the 2014-15 season, the Rams plucked
the Cardinals for three shut-out quarters before allowing
Cardinal Neman to score in the fourth quarter, as St. Mary’s
rolled to a 35-14 win on the back of phenomenal defense who
put pressure on the Cardinal quarterback on every play.
St. Mary’s (1-0) forced a three-and-out and drove into
Cardinal Newman territory on its fi rst possession. Facing a
fourth-and-15, quarterback Noah Rigetti found wide receiver
Javonte Norman for a 31-yard touchdown on a seam route.
Norman leaped up to grab the pass and sprinted into the end
zone , a portend of things to come.
Demetrius Ferguson came next with a 45-yard gain on a
slant, followed by tailback Marcell Spady, who plowed in
for a 1-yard touchdown. Spady had 14 carries for a game-high
117 yards and three touchdowns.
Ferguson finished with four catches for 80 yards, while
Righetti went 7-of-13 passing for 136 yards and a touchdown
in an excellent tune up for next week’s Holy Bowl against
RamStats 7 15 7 6 —35 Scoring summary: Norman 31 pass from
good); Spady 1 run (Norman pass from Righetti); Spady 36 run
(kick good) ; Spady 6 run (kick good); Zaunbrecher 16 run
(kick failed) Record: 1-0.