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Cardinals rise to 3-0 in district play with win over JPII

Thursday, October 19, 2017
by Mark Lube, Sports Editor

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Shiner St. Paul Cardinal Football The St. Paul Cardinals improved to 3-0 in district with a 35-14 win at Schertz John Paul II as senior running back Conor Kresta put in another outstanding game as he ran for 214 yards and four touchdowns.

The Guardians scored early on a 46-yard run by Cameron Rhoder and the Cardinals answered a couple of minutes later with a 35-yard run by Kresta. Both teams missed their respective extra points, leaving a 6-6 game.

St. Paul’s defense earned a safety a few minutes into the second frame and scored shortly after on a 5-yard run by Tre’Zell Jenkins-Perry for a 15-6 lead.

Kresta had a 1-yard run with 8:08 left in third quarter.

JPII got within 22-14 as Colin Garrett caught a 65-yard pass from Hunter Albrecht and Rhodes had the two-point run.

Kresta had a 4-yard run late in the third and added a 9-yard run with just under four minutes left in the game.

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   Shiner St. Paul 35, Schertz John Paul II 14
     Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


                                 1    2    3    4      F
    Shiner St. Paul              6    9   14    6  -- 35
    John Paul II                 6    0    8    0  -- 14


    First Quarter
      JPII — Cameron Rhoder 46 run (kick failed), 11:01 1Q.
      SSP — Conor Kresta 35 run (kick failed), 9:32 1Q.

    Second Quarter
      SSP — Safety, 8:50 2Q.
      SSP — Tre’Zell Jenkins-Perry 5 run (Frank Benes kick), 8:02 2Q.

    Third Quarter
      SSP — Kresta 1 run (Benes kick), 8:08 3Q.
      JPII — Colin Garrett 65 pass from Hunter Albrecht (Rhoder run), 6:17 3Q.
      SSP — Kresta 4 run (Benes kick), 3:05 3Q.

    Fourth Quarter
      SSP — Kresta 9 run (kick failed), 3:51 4Q.


                       St.Paul  John Paul II
    First downs             17             6
    Rushing             46-356         24-30
    Passing                  0           125
    Passes                 0-6        5-20-1
    Penalties           12-110          5-35
    Fumbles                3-1           0-0
    Punting            3-33.66       6-30.66


    SSP:  Conor Kresta 23-214, River Haynes 7-66, Tre’Zell Jenkins-Perry 9-34, Kai Giese 4-31, Joseph Natal 3-11.
    JPII: Cameron Rhoder 15-49, Colin Garrett 1-12, Hunter Albrecht 8-(-41).

    SSP:  Haynes 0-5-0-0, Giese 0-1-0-0.
    JPII: Albrecht 5-20-1-125.

    JPII: Garrett 3-86, Hayden Scott 2-39.

Mark Lube Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or

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