The St. Pius X Catholic High School football squad took down Decatur 21-0 in a Sept. 13 game that was delayed and later shortened to only one half due to the weather.
The win was the team’s second of the season, bringing their overall record to 2-2.
“I thought our kids performed well,” Golden Lions’ head coach, Paul Standard said. “They had a great week of practice and were focused. We got better this week. Our leadership stepped up and it showed Friday night.”
John McKimmy, Antonio Walker, Cameron Wingo, and Jadon Rogers were named players of the game.
St. Pius was to host Marist School Friday in the annual Fish Bowl game. The Golden Lions have an 18-34-3 all-time record against their archrival and are 1-4 in the last five matchups with the War Eagles.
Standard said he felt good going into action against Marist.
“We are relatively healthy, and our players are excited for the ‘Fish Bowl,’” he said. “Marist is an outstanding team with great skill players. Their lineman are big and they can move — they play so low. Their quarterback (Connor Cigelske) makes them go. He is a great runner, passer, and leader.”
The War Eagles, 3-0, are the second-ranked team in the AAAA classification. They defeated Westminster 14-0 Sept. 13 and outgained the Wildcats by 128 yards before their game was cut short due to lightning.
St. Pius entered Friday’s contest ranked #21 in AAAA.