The St. Vincent mix of veterans up front clearing the way for youngsters to run home points continued to prove potent Friday night, paving the way for a 28-7 win over the Cloverdale Eagles in their home nest.
The win was the second straight on the road for St. Vincent’s Mustangs, who come home Saturday to welcome back alumni in a homecoming celebration.
St. Vincent followed the same script it had used for a 37-3 season-opening win over McKinleyville to take care of Cloverdale. The plot was simple — use a veteran offensive line led by Giovanni Vaca and Giovanni Antonini, to protect sophomore quarterback Jacob Porteous and pave the way for freshman speedster Kai Hall.
In just two high school football games, Hall has rushed for 366 yards on 34 carries and scored six of his team’s 10 touchdowns.
Against the Eagles, he rushed for 147 yards by halftime and finished with 197.
Porteous, in his second varsity game, expertly directed the St. Vincent offense, completing seven of 14 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown to fellow sophomore Dante Antonini. He had connections to five different receivers.
Much of the success of both underclassmen could be attributed to another dominating effort of the Mustang offensive line led by Giovani Antonini and senior Giovani Vaca.