St. Francis secured at least a share of the Angelus League championship on Friday night.
The Golden Knights picked up a 42-27 victory at Crespi, and they improved to 4-0 in league games.
With one week to play, SFHS holds a one-game lead over second-place Loyola, and the Golden Knights hold the tiebreaker thanks to a 26-21 victory over the Cubs four weeks ago.
Don’t let the score fool you, this game was never in doubt.
St. Francis led 42-13 in the third quarter and Crespi scored a pair of fourth-quarter TD’s.
John Sanders continues to shine during his rookie season at quarterback.
Sanders had TD runs of 25 and 7 yards.
He also threw a 4-yard TD pass to Preston Jernegan, and a 3-yard TD to Julian Navarro.
John Calmette had TD runs of 3 and 1 yard.
Crespi quarterback Masyn Harvey and Elijah Pendleton hooked up on TD strikes of 43, 30 and 23 yards, all of which came in the second half.
Up next: The Golden Knights travel to St. Paul in the 2023 regular season finale.
A win would secure an outright Angelus League championship and almost certainly a first-round home game in the CIF-SS playoffs.
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C: Ryan Campuzano 17 run (kick failed)
SF: Preston Jernegan 4 pass from John Sanders (Shawn Sanders kick)
SF: John Sanders 25 run (John Calmette run)
SF: John Sanders 7 run (2-point run failed)
SF: Julian Navarro 3 pass from John Sanders (Shawn Sanders kick)
SF: John Calmette 3 run (Shawn Sanders kick)
C: Elijah Pendleton 43 pass from Masyn Harvey (kick good)
SF: John Calmette 1 run (Shawn Sanders kick)
C: Elijah Pendleton 30 pass from Masyn Harvey (kick is good)
C: Elijah Pendleton 23 pass from Masyn Harvey (kick is good)
Friday’s Angelus League Scores:
Loyola 36, Paraclete 7
Cathedral 28, St. Paul 21
St. Francis 42, Crespi 27
Angelus League Standings:
St. Francis (8-1, 4-0)
Loyola (4-5, 3-1)
Cathedral (4-5, 2-2)
St. Paul (4-5, 2-2)
Paraclete (6-3, 1-3)
Crespi (2-7, 0-4)
St. Francis at St. Paul
Paraclete at Crespi
Loyola at Cathedral