The Rams returned to league action with a 56-6 win
over the Wolfpack at Sanguinetti Stadium at St.
Quarterback Marcus Aponte led a multi-pronged attack
in the air and on the ground, including running for
a touchdown in the victory. The Rams led 29-0 at
half time and finished with 21 more points in the
second half to secure the victory. Record: 5-2, 2-0
Football: St. Mary's 62,
The Rams had two touch
downs in the first five
minutes of play as the
special teams were the
stars of the evening at
the Grape Bowl as they
shut out the Tigers 62-0
in TCAL action.
Aaron Jenkins III two
punts of 34 and 22 yards
into Tigers’ territory
that set up William
Brown touchdown runs of
2 and 8 yards within
five minutes into the
game. That led to St.
special teams play led to the Rams taking a 20-0 lead with
4:42, still in the first quarter when they blocked a Tiger
punt, which was scooped up by Elijah Mounger, who picked up
the loose ball and ran it back 19 yards for the score. St.
Mary's led by 55 at the end of the first half, leading to a
running clock to end the game. The Rams put up 7 more in the
third quarter for the final score. Record: 4-2, 1-0 TCAL.
Football: Mater Dei 54, St. Mary's 14
The Rams met a very strong Mater Dei team that took
advantage of several offensive miscues at Levi Stadium
for the NFL Experience game. Despite the unequal odds, the
much smaller Rams played a great defensive game and on the
offense with remarkable catches from DuMaurier Cotton, and
powerful surges Dusty Frampton stayed in the game until the
end. Record: 3-2
Football: St. Mary's 42, Consumnes Oaks 21
The Rams took on the Wolfpack in Elk Grove, pulling
to a 22-0 half time lead, extending it to 35-7 in
the third quarter, and adding an additional
touchdown in the 4th to seal the win 42-21. Record
Football: Central Catholic
20, St. Mary's 7
The Rams were error-prone on offense with 5
turnovers including three interceptions and 2
fumbles that led to Raider touchdowns. While the St.
Mary's defense caused multiple turnovers against
Central Catholic, it was not enough to overcome the
deficit created by an early score on the part of the
Raiders as St. Mary's lost the Holy Bowl 20 -7.
Football: St. Mary's 48,
Cardinal Newman 34
St. Mary’s exploded to a 13-0 lead on the first five plays
of the game with quarterback Marcus Aponte running for both
scores. Although Cardinal Newman later took a short-lived
20-13 lead on a blocked punt Jamar Marshall of St. Mary’s
returned the ensuing kickoff 92 yards for a tying score. The
Rams thenreeled off 28 unanswered points.
St. Mary’s running back Dusty Frampton salted the game away
by scoring his fourth touchdown of the night. Frampton
finished with 17 carries for 115 yards. Record 2-0
Football: St. Mary's 41,
The Rams pushed back an
early Padre defensive stand, and began their own steady
offense when Dusty Frampton crashed through the Serra line
to score on a 1-yard touchdown run. Then it was time for the
stars of track and Sanquinetti Field, Joe Fontes and Jamar
Marshall, both of whom used their amazing speed to score 56
yard touchdowns for St. Mary's. Fontes did a bit of
razzle-dazzle by running from the right side of the field to
the left and divng into the end zone hitting the pylon.
Although a separated
shoulder required Noah May to leave the game, placing Marcs
Aponte in the role, there was never a pause in the Rams
consistent offense, with the speed of receivers Tre Jenkins
III, Yay Yay Cotton, and, of course, Fontes, Marshall and
The Rams play at Cardinal
Newman on the road, followed by the “Holy Bowl” against
Central Catholic at home, Elk Grove-Cosumnes Oaks and off to
Levi Stadium for a meeting with preseason USA No. 1 Mater
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St. Mary's was chosen as pre-season No. 2 behind De La Salle
by NorCalPreps.com Preseaso Football Top 20.
St. Mary's Football In Top 100 Nationally
St. Mary's received a pre-season national ranking of
No. 67 in the latest poll. This year, among the
opponents the Rams face will be the No. 1 team in
the nation, Mater Dei on September 24th.
Rams Players On CalHiSports.com Preseason Sac-Joaquin
Three Rams from the St. Mary's, the defending CIF
Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champion, were named to the
CalHiSports.com Preseason Sac-Joaquin Section Team.
On the offense is running back Dusty Frampton who rushed for
2,345 yards and 42 touchdowns last year. Frampton scored
multiple touchdowns in 11 games last year. Along with Dusty,
Max Barth was named to the offensive line. Tre Jenkins was
named to the team as a defensive back.
Tipton, Teacher, Coach, Mentor Retires
The history classroom and the football
field will be a bit empty with the
retirement of St. Mary's long-time
teacher, coach and mentor, Mr. Dave
Mr.Tipton, who played for the NFL and
was both an assistant coach at Stanford
and adjunct professor of history, came
to St. Mary's after leaving Stanford and
took on the role that made him one of
the most beloved members of the St.
Mary's High School community.
As a teacher he was excellent, both
knowledgeable and entertaining. As a
coach he made the Rams defense one of
the best, if not the best in California.
As a mentor, he helped not only
student-athletes but all students who
sought his advice and counsel.
St. Mary''s thanks Mr. Dave Tipton and
wishes him a long, happy and relaxing
2017-2018 Football Team
Eric Williams, Class of 1980,
seasons in the NFL and started at defensive tackle
for the 1991 Super Bowl champion Washington Redskins