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

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12 Comments on "Prep Wrapup: St. Ignatius football overcomes early turnovers to best Terra Nova"

  1. Whoever is #95 on Terra Nova is huge. He looked about 6-4, 280, but wearing a jersey, slippers, and shorts. NFL body already. I’m assuming he transferred to TN, is injured, or working on his grades. It seems like SI was a pass-first team in the 1st half, but relegated to the run more in the 2nd half. TN couldn’t handle the speed of St. elizabeth alum (school now closed due to low enrollment) Elijah Dale, so it opened up things in the pass game as Terra Nova decided to concentrate on the Marshawn Lynch-type runner. I can’t remember when SI had a great running back. Dale could eclipse the 2,000 yard barrier. SI usually makes good QB’s, TE’s or WR’s, not that many good RB’s. At any rate, I believe Stinn already has 7 interceptions in the young season. no was we will beat Bellarmine, Serra, or St Francis if we keep playing like that.

    • That’s Malik Maignan. He’s 6’5″, 300 pounds and a junior.

      • WelcomeToTheJungle | September 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM |

        Almost every starter on Terra Nova is a Jr. They will be perfect next year. They forced S.i to throw 4 interceptions. What’s wrong with TN? They want to air the ball out when they are GREAT in the running game. K’ren Spain (Sr) is a Running-back playing Quarterback, Tanner Piccolotti (Sr) VERY good Running-back mixed with power and speed. Victor G(Sr.) A Running-back/ Corner with great vision and strong legs. THEN John Wallace (Jr) Running-back/Safety. He has been working hard on D but everyone wants to see him at Running Back. John makes every run exciting to watch, and makes every coach go insane. With them and their O-line coaches will respect the run and bring everyone up, then BOOM deep pass…. TOUCHDOWN!

        • TN didn’t really force those INT’s. One interception was off a dropped ball. The other interceptions was due to Stinn throwing across his body and missing his target. I think SI could’ve beat Nova by 30, but the coaches at SI have class and melted the clock. Nova’s lines looked small, although adding #95 will bolster their lineup. I think he’s a transfer from a school in SoCal.

    • Not to mention Mitty and Valley Christian/

  2. LittleHollywood | September 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM |

    It looks like Coach Sweeney has brought Archbishop Riordan back.

    Three good quarterbacks in the City this year — Peralta, Stinn, and Masoli.

    • Irish Till I Die | September 8, 2012 at 4:24 PM |

      Brought who back? St. Mary’s, the same team that the Irish set a national record for scoop-and-score touchdowns on…I wouldn’t say there back just yet.

    • Don’t forget Logan White at SHC. All they need are some better receivers because they have good arms.

    • It’s a nice start for the Crusaders and things r looking up. Build some confidence in the boys. Listen to it on the radio and enjoyed this new feature. Mr Daly talked at half time.

  3. Maybe Logan White can break Seamus Finnigan’s records at SHC before he transferred in 2009 to Danville. I think he had a chance to lead the WCAL if his family did not move.

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