Marist beats St. Patrick to move to 4-0
September 15, 2012 12:24AM
Updated: October 17, 2012 6:27AM
Despite being outscored 21-0 in the first and third quarters, No. 1 Marist dominated in the even-numbered quarters as the RedHawks scored 42 in those frames to beat St. Patrick 42-21 in an East Suburban Catholic Conference showdown in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community.
Quarterback Ian Woodworth was 36-for-49 passing for 366 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more. Receiver Nic Weishar had 12 catches for 179 yards, and running back Peter Andreotti ran for 114 yards and two scores as Marist racked up 517 yards.
It’s the first time Marist os 4-0 in a season since 1987. They are 2-0 in the ESCC.
St. Patrick (2-2, 1-1) grabbed a 7-0 lead in the first quarter before Marist exploded for 28 second-quarter points and amassed 225 yards in that period. Woodworth threw for 167 yards and touchdown passes to Flynn Nagel and Weishar in the second quarter and ran in another score. Andreotti ran for 65 yards and a TD.
“I have a lot of confidence in this team,” Woodworth said. “No matter what the score is, we have to keep playing hard. The offensive line was great and the receivers made big plays.’’
The Shamrocks’ Zach Fuller threw a 35-yard scoring pass to Nick Kamberis and a 78-yard TD pass — after avoiding three tackles — to John Dabe in the third quarter to close the gap to 28-21. But Woodworth responded with a 22-yard scoring run with 8:58 left in the contest to give the RedHawks some breathing room.