FENWICK 20 14 7 0 41
ST. FRANCIS 0 0 0 6 6
After being outscored 57-6 in its first two games of the early season, the Fenwick football team finally unleashed its own offense on Saturday against St. Francis de Sales en route to a 41-6 romp at Bishop Noll High School.
"It was incredibly important we come out and prove that we do have a good team going into this game," said Fenwick head coach Joe DiCanio. "After taking on opponents like Hubbard and Providence, this was a good confidence builder for us."
St. Francis de Sales, who lost its two previous games by a combined score of 100-0, was no match for Fenwick. The Friars (1-2) capped off a 60-yard drive in the first quarter with running back Colin Tobin scampering in for a touchdown from 2 yards out. Tobin upped the lead to 14-0 with a 50-yard punt returned for a touchdown. Junior Joe Musso hauled in a 35-yard TD pass from Mike Androwich to close out the scoring in the first quarter.
In second quarter the Friars poured it on with Nick Falk's 75-yard TD pass from Androwich and Greg Killingsworth's 30-yard TD run. The Friars had a lofty 34-0 lead at the break.
"I like our enthusiasm. We're starting to grow up a little bit, and that's good when you have just three starters back from last season," said DiCanio. "Now, we'll get ready for Hales [Franciscan] and try and continue to push this thing forward."
Both defensive starters Austin Brown and Nate Welch are expected back this week. The juniors suffered concussions in the loss to Providence on Sept. 1.
The Friars host Hales at Morton West on Saturday (1:30 p.m.).