Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) Wins WCAC Final on Hail Mary; Back in CAC Top 25
November 21, 2018, 10:51 am
No. 17 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) is back in the CAC Top 25 after a thrilling, last-second 46-43 win over rivals DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference final. This was the Eagles’ fourth WCAC title. CAC Player of the Week Caleb Williams, QB of No. 17 Gonzaga was at the controls of defeating then-No. 9 St. John’s College (Washington) in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinals. Williams then authored the perfect ending and fantastic finish to a season all rolled into one as Gonzaga pulled off a last-second 46-43 stunner over then-No. 16 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) in the WCAC final on Sunday night. Williams heaved a 53-yard “Hail Mary” pass on the game’s final play to wide receiver John Marshall that capped the game and was the third lead change in last 29 seconds. The dual-threat QB had a busy night, accounting for six touchdowns, with two on the ground from 25 and 21 yards, one reception off a trick play and three in the air.
This weekend, No. 1 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) meets No. 2 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 final. For the third time in as many years, these Trinity League rivals meet in the sectional final at Cerritos College in Norwalk. The teams have split the last two sectional titles but Bosco captured the regular season contest, 41-18, on Oct 13.
This week’s Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) Catholic High School Football Poll Top 10 teams, presented by Siena Heights University and Global Football, are:
- St. John Bosco, Bellflower, Calif. (13-0)
- Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif. (11-2)
- Archbishop Hoban, Akron, Ohio (13-0)
- De La Salle, Concord, Calif. (11-0)
- St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (11-1)
- St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia, Pa. (10-0)
- Saint Louis, Honolulu, Hawaii (10-0)
- St. Francis Academy, Baltimore, Md. (9-0)
- Bergen Catholic, Oradell, N.J. (10-1)
- Blessed Trinity, Roswell, Ga. (12-0)
For more information on this week’s CAC Catholic High School Football Top 25 and each team, click here.