The 2020 St. Joseph Falcons expressed confidence before the season they could play with the big Group 5 schools in their new division in the Big Central Football Conference.
One down, four to go.
St. Joe’s used defense – getting two safeties in the first half – to get by Elizabeth Saturday, October 3rd at The Brenner Family Field 17-12.
Alterek Little was stopped twice in his own end zone in the second quarter to put the Falcons up 4-0 before they stretched the lead to ten-zip on a 10-yard pass play from QB Matt Stanton to Anthony Roiget. St. Joe’s missed the extra point.
Omari Jones had a 5-yard touchdown run with 8:07 to go in the 3rd before Elizabeth got on the board with the first of two touchdown passes from senior Miguel Encarnacion coming with 10:07 to play.
It was too little, too late for the Minutemen, who scored again with 1:17 to go, but failed to retrieve an onside kick and could not prevent the Falcons from running out the clock, having just one time out remaining.
Listen to the game broadcast with announcers Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino: