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St. John’s rolls over Lancers

By Juan Rivera
Globe Correspondent / November 6, 2011

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St. John’s Prep kept its playoff hopes alive after defeating visiting Malden Catholic, 36-14, yesterday in the Catholic Conference.

The Eagles (4-4) were led by sophomore tailback Jonathan Thomas, who ran for 98 yards on 13 carries as St. John’s Prep bounced back from last week’s 26-7 loss to Catholic Memorial.

Thomas, who scored the lone Eagle touchdown last week, found himself in the end zone four times.

The Lancers (2-7) tied the game at 7 in the first quarter when quarterback Brendan Tobey connected with receiver Peter Norris.

The Eagles scored 29 points in the second and third quarters, three of the four touchdowns coming from Thomas.

Junior Alex Moore totaled 163 yards on 13 carries and had a 49-yard touchdown run to begin the second-quarter scoring for the Eagles.

St. John’s Prep is set up to play BC High (6-3) Friday in an attempt to stave off elimination.

Division 1

Bay State

Newton North 16, Braintree 12 - Nate Menninger, Thomas Quinn, and Orion Wagner each scored a touchdown for the Tigers.

Division 1A


Bedford 13, Newton South 9 - Jonathan Banister rushed for both Buccaneers touchdowns, one from a yard out, the second from 38 yards.

Division 2

Middlesex (Large)

Lexington 29, Winchester 0 - The Minutemen were led by senior running back Shane Foley, who scored three touchdowns, and senior quarterback Connor Murray, who passed for one and rushed for another.

Division 2A

Bay State

Norwood 41, Milton 13 - Tommy Munro and Joe Ciavattone led the Mustangs’ offense, each scoring a pair of touchdowns.

Division 3A

CAL/NEC (Division 4)

Lynnfield 35, Georgetown 7 - The Pioneers’ Mike Karavetsos ran for one touchdown and passed for two others in defeating the Royals.

Division 4

Commonwealth (Large) Shawsheen 16, Whittier 8 - Andrew Dascoli rushed for 115 yards and quarterback Mike O’Hearn threw for 172 yards and a touchdown.

Division 4A

Catholic Central (Small)

Lowell Catholic 44, Trinity Catholic 0 - MacKenzie Flynn rushed for three touchdowns in the Crusaders’ shutout victory.

Pope John 60, St. Clement 36 - Pope John’s Robert McMaster was 6 for 10 in the air for 195 yards and five touchdowns. Joey D’Onofrio rushed for 297 yards on 17 carries.

Commonwealth (Small)

North Shore 30, Greater Lowell 14 - Jasmany Sanchez scored two touchdowns for the Bulldogs, starting with an 80-yard kickoff return and Derek Bruce scored two touchdowns.