Prep Wrapup: St. Ignatius football overcomes early turnovers to best Terra Nova
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Football: St. Ignatius 46, Terra Nova (Pacifica) 26
The Wildcats (1-1) were tormented by turnovers early, which led to 18 unanswered points by Terra Nova in the second quarter to give the Tigers (0-2) a 18-13 lead, but surged immediately after with devastating results.
Just 41 seconds after Terra Nova took its only lead of the game, St. Ignatius junior running back Elijah Dale took the lead back with a 45-yard touchdown run. Dale went on to score three more touchdowns, and along with a touchdown run in the first quarter, finished with five scores and a game-high 225 yards on 28 carries.
Dale’s backfield counterpart, senior quarterback Jack Stinn, celebrated his 18th birthday on Friday, but early on against Terra Nova, it appeared the night would be one he would like to forget.
The Terra Nova surge in the second quarter was fueled by three interceptions thrown by Stinn (who finished with four on the night), but the senior bounced back to tally 209 yards and two touchdowns through the air on 18-of-29 passing.
– Chuck Nan