PITTSBURG — For the second-straight week, St. Mary’s-Colgan looked the part of a class 1A powerhouse, overwhelming previously undefeated Pleasanton 46-0.
Matthew Lomshek led the Panthers rushing attack, pounding in three touchdowns in the first half alone.
Colgan’s Andrew Lomshek opened the game by recovering a Kaden McKee fumble on the opening Pleasanton drive.
After stopping the Panthers, the Blu-Jay’s fumbled once again, this time deep in their own territory, leading two a five-yard Matthew Lomshek touchdown.
Matthew added his second touchdown on the next Panther drive, breaking two Blu-Jay tackles on his way to a 31-yard touchdown rush.
Lomshek rumbled for his third score early in the second quarter to put the Panthers up 21-0.
Colgan continued their rushing assault in the second quarter. Kash Marietta sprinted up the gut of the Pleasanton defense, breaking-through two tackles and bouncing to the outside for a 47-yard touchdown.
The Colgan defense was suffocating throughout, wrapping up Blu-Jay ball carriers with solid open-field tackles. Luke Orender chipped in a huge 7-yard sack in the second quarter to keep the Panther’s momentum rolling.
Andrew Lomshek continued to make his mark on defense, coming up with an acrobatic-diving interception on the sideline, cradling the ball just before it touched the ground.
Quarterback Cade Simmons continued his impressive senior-year, finding fellow senior Cal Marquardt to move the chains on multiple first downs throughout the game.
Marietta added in another highlight-reel worthy play in the third quarter, huddling over a down defender on a 30-yard rush down the middle.
Simmons found Derek VanBececlare wide-open down the sideline for 52-yard touchdown midway in the third quarter.
Domenic Bevilacqua rumbled in for a touchdown from four-yards out and the Panthers converted on two field goals in the third quarter.
Midway in the fourth quarter, freshman Will Glover broke free for a 33-yard run.