The Rams took on Nevada powerhouse Diamonte at Sanguinetti
stadium. While it was evident that the Rams have improved
significantly, and battled very well, their late lead was erased
when Diamonte scored a touchdown with under 3 minutes remaining.
St. Mary's will prepare for league, with the first game against
the Wolf Pack with an 0-4 pre season record.
Dei 56, St. Mary's 0
Playing in Santa Ana against the No.3 team in the nation, the
Rams gave up 30 points in the first quarter but kept the
Monarchs to one td for the last two quarters as they lost 56-0.
Football: Central Catholic 33, St.
The Rams fell to the Raiders in the annual Holy Bowl Game,
played in Modesto, 33-20. Tied at 20-20 at half time, the tempo
of the game changed when St. Mary's
turned the ball over three times, with an interception, a
fumble, and once more on downs deep in Ram territory.
travels to Santa Ana to play Mater Dei next. Record: 0-2.
Football: Pittsburgh 48, St. Mary's 7
The Rams lost their season opener on the road against Pittsburgh
48-7. The Rams were held scoreless in the first half, with the
only touchdown coming in the third quarter. The Pirates scored
all their points in the first half of the game. Record 48-7.
Tony Franks Featured in Inaugural Best Preps Podcast
Coach Tony Franks was the featured guest on the inaugural Best
Preps podcast by The Record Sports Department.
Excerpts from the article:
A 1976 St. Mary's graduate, Franks has coached the Rams for 16
straight seasons and 19 overall. He's led the program to three
Sac-Joaquin Section championships, and two years ago took the
Rams to a state championship game. Last season, St. Mary's made
another run to the section championships after an undefeated run
in Tri-City Athletic League play.
When you're at the ground level of creating a brand-new podcast
focusing on the best and brightest of high school sports in this
area, there's one call you make first. After a few rings, St.
Mary's High football head coach Tony Franks stopped mid-trek
through a secluded mountain range and picked up the phone.
A lot more was discussed beyond Franks' favorite hiking spots,
including the state of junior quarterback Noah May and the rest
of the Rams heading into the 2018 season.
We tossed Franks a few questions on the fun side, too. He
wouldn't reveal what his postgame treat of choice was, but said
one of his favorite places to play outside of St. Mary's used to
"There was nothing like coming out of those two old locker
rooms. ... and getting into that tunnel that led down to the
field," Franks said. "You'd turn that corner and see the
stadium, and your cleats would be making that click-clack sound
on the asphalt. That was as good as it gets."
Eric Williams, Class of 1980,
seasons in the NFL and started at defensive tackle
for the 1991 Super Bowl champion Washington Redskins