St. John's Eagles lose second in a row, thanks to fourth quarter touchdown by Covenant Christian
The game between the St. John Eagles and the Covenant Christian Lions was decided in the fourth quarter when the visiting team scored the only points of the second half, a three-yard rushing touchdown to bring the final score to 28-21.
With the homecoming spoiler, the Eagles' record drops to 2-2 after opening the season with back-to-back wins.
A short pass from Adam Blanchard to Justin Rivet put the Eagles on top first with a Jacob Schlatre PAT taking the score to 7-0. It would remain there through the end of the first quarter.
Between the two teams, five touchdowns were scored in the second quarter, two by the Eagles and three by the Lions, raising the hlaftime score to a 21-21 knot.
St. John's touchdowns came on a 25-yard pass to Pete Anderson by Blanchard, but the PAT was blocked. The Eagles scored again on another Blanchard to Rivet pass, this time from 15 yards out.
Leading the St. John running game was Cobie Lockett, who picked up 51 yards with 8 carries.
Blanchard led his team through the air with a phenomenal 304 yards for three touchdowns, although two of his passes were intercepted.
His favorite receiver for the game was Rivet with 8 receptions for 85 yards and two TDs, but Anderson earned more yards receiving with 111 in three receptions and tacked on a touchdown to boot.
Lockett, who led the Eagles rushing with 51 yards in 8 carries, added another 79 yards of offense in pass receptions.