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COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (csssaints.com) – The St. Scholastica football team suffered a 98-0 defeat to No. 10-ranked Saint John's University on Saturday at Clemons Stadium to open the 2017 season.
The Johnnies scored touchdowns on 12 of their 15 offensive possessions, including scoring the first five times they touched the ball. Saint John's also had an interception return for a score and fumble return for a touchdown.
The Johnnies only had five scoring drives longer than 50 yards and scored within three plays on six possessions. The longest scoring drive was 4:15. Meanwhile, CSS had 13 three-and-out possessions.
Key Team Stats
Total Yards: SJU 560, CSS 52
Plays: SJU 62, CSS 59
Rushing Yards: SJU 337, CSS -7
First Downs: SJU 28, CSS 3
Sacks: SJU 5, CSS 0
Red Zone Chances: SJU 9-9, CSS 0-0
Top Performances for CSS
Sophomore Zach Edwards (West St. Paul, Minn./Henry Sibley HS) threw for 58 yards on 4-for-10 passing. Junior Ben Buthe (New Prague, Minn./New Prague HS) ran for 29 yards. Junior Aaron Olson (Esko, Minn./Esko HS) had two catches for 28 yards. Sophomore Cal Germain (Star Prairie, Wis./Osceola HS) led the defense with eight tackles. Sophomore Matthew Hinaus (Superior, Wis./Superior HS) forced a fumble.
Top Performances for the Opponents
Quarterback Jackson Erdmann was 7-for-7 for 129 yards and three touchdowns. David Franta had six tackles and an interception return for a touchdown.
The Saints will focus on Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) action on the road at Greenville University (Ill.) next Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.