STAB football blows out Christchurch

St. Anne’s-Belfield apparently isn’t just going to be limited to the explosive passing attack they debuted against Norfolk Academy last week.

Clearly the Saints are committed to getting the job done on the ground too based on their 50-7 win against Christchurch where STAB piled up 267 rushing yards as a team and threw for just 43.

Jake Allen led the way at tailback, rushing for 93 yards on 14 touches, and Jamil Wilson also got in on the act with 84 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries, showing the freshman is settling into the offense. Michael DiGiacomo rounded out the bulk of the ground attack with 60 yards and a touchdown on six attempts.

That output in the ground game limited what STAB needed through the air, as STAB senior quarterback Lee Parkhill threw for a pair of touchdowns but finished with just 43 passing yards. Jalen Harrison and Kareem Johnson had a touchdown each on their lone catches on the night, with Harrison scoring from 13 yards out and Johnson from 10.

Defensively, Johnson led the Saints with five total tackles and an interception. STAB’s defense held Christchurch to just two total yards of rushing on the night. The Seahorses managed just 94 total yards of offense to the Saints’ 310 yards.

The Saints face a big test Friday afternoon when they head to Virginia Beach to take on Bishop Sullivan, the squad that was responsible for two of the Saints’ losses last season. The game kicks off at 7 p.m.