STAMFORD — It is no secret who the weapons are on the St. Joseph offense.
What teams have not been able to figure out is how to stop those weapons.
Add Stamford High to the list of teams unable to control St. Joe’s running back Jaden Shirden, wide receiver Jared Mallozzi or quarterback David Summers.
Shirden ran for three touchdowns while Summers connected with Mallozzi on three of his four touchdown passes and Wiliam Diamantis on another.
All-in-all in culminated in a 48-20 rout of the Black Knights at Boyle Stadium Friday night.
“I thought we played well from the get go,” St. Joe’s coach Joe DellaVecchia said. “We have four outstanding receivers, an outstanding quarterback and an outstanding running back. I think we can go to what’s hot and we have been able to play balanced all year because of that.”
The Cadets (5-1) scored the game’s lone first quarter touchdown on a 20-yard pass from Summers to Mallozzi.
Shirden would pick up his first score less than a minute into the second on a 3-yard run.
Summers and Mallozzi would hook up again on a 39-yard strike, putting the Cadets up 21-0.
After picking up a first down on a fake punt, Stamford (2-4) quarterback Terry Forrester connected with Lguenskee Saint Louis for a 46-yard touchdown pass.
Shirden would keep finding big holes to run through, scoring on runs of 36 and 15 yards, closing out the half.
Stamford would tack on two scores in the fourth quarter but ultimately made too many mistakes in the form of turnovers and penalties to compete with the highly-ranked Cadets.
“We make mistakes that come back to bite us and we can’t recover from mistakes like that against a team that good,” Stamford coach Jamar Greene said. “That’s a great team over there with some big wins and if we continue to make mistakes that set us back we can’t compete with them. They are good enough to win football games, we can’t help them.”
PLAYER OF THE GAME
David Summers, St. Joseph: Summers threw four touchdown passes (20, 39, 7 and 36) for the Cadets.
“I feel like most of the year we have been lopsided either towards running or passing but today I felt we all came together and played really well together,” Summers said. “Our line played outstanding, best they have played all year. This is the best full game we played all year.”
For the fifth-straight year, Stamford held a pink out at the game. Fans wore pink shirts which were sold with proceeds going towards breast cancer research.
ST. JOSEPH 48, STAMFORD 20
ST JOE 7 27 14 0—48
STAMFORD 0 7 0 13—20
SJ—Jared Mallozzi 20 pass David Summers (Luke Kirby kick)
SJ—Jaden Shirden 3 run (Kirby kick)
SJ—Mallozzi 39 pass Summers (Kirby kick)
S—Lguenskee Saint Louis 46 pass Terry Forrester (William Martinez kick)
SJ—Shirden 36 run (Kirby kick)
SJ—Shirden 15 run (kick failed)
SJ—Mallozzi 7 pass Summers (Kirby kick)
SJ—William Diamantis 36 pass Summers (Kirby kick))
S—Saint Louis 26 pass Isiah Johnson (kick failed)
S—Saint Louis 65 pass Johnson (Martinez kick)
Records: SJ—5-1; S—2-4