To say St. Vincent’s Mustangs got their football season off to a quick start would be a major understatement.
Playing on the Humboldt State field in Eureka on Friday night, the Mustangs scored in both their and McKinleyville’s first offensive possessions, and romped to a 37-3 victory.
In its first possession of the new season, St. Vincent went 65 yards, all on the ground, to score in seven plays, with sophomore quarterback Jacob Porteous scoring the season’s first touchdown on a 7-yard run.
Fifteen seconds later, St. Vincent scored again when, on McKinleyville’s first possession, a bad pitch resulted in a fumble in the end zone, and Casa’s Gio Antonini winning the scrum for the football, recovering in the end zone for another Mustang touchdown.
It was all Mustang fun from there. Freshman speedster Kai Hall made an impressive high school football debut, rushing for 169 yards and scoring three touchdowns.