Aquinas hangs tough, falls 13-10 to DePaul in Non-Public B semifinals

St. Thomas Aquinas senior Christian Magliacano (left) and head coach Tarig Holman as the Trojans take the field in this undated photo. (Source: @STATrojansFB on Twitter)

Another tremendous season for St. Thomas Aquinas is nearly over after abrupt end in the playoffs Friday night, with a 13-10 loss by the second-seeded Trojans to visiting fifth-seed DePaul.

One of the last two remaining unbeaten teams in the Big Central Conference, Aquinas falls to 9-1 on the season, but has a chance to reach ten wins for the first time since 1989. That’s because they’ll meet Immaculata on Thanksgiving eve at the Torpey Athletic Complex in Bridgewater in their final game of the year.

The Trojans got on the board first in this one, taking a 3-0 lead on a 37-yard field goal by Jack Joyce, but DePaul took a 7-3 lead on a 39-yard touchdown catch by De’zie Jones.

In the third quarter, a 58-yard hookup for six from Roman Blanks to Christian Magliacano put Aquinas up 10-7, but James Nolan, Jr.’s 18-yard touchdown run provided the final margin.

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