Seton Catholic v. Notre Dame Prep

Malenfant returns two punts for scores as Notre Dame beats previously unbeaten Seton

Pre-game Notes: Seton Catholic Coach Rex Bowser is the third coach in three years for the Sentinels. Seton is off to a 4-0 mark and meets its toughest challenge in the elite Notre Dame program. Seton QB Justin Sieczkowski with his rifle arm is averaging over 300 yards passing a game.


Notre Dame Coach Scot Bemis wants to eliminate mistakes by doing things well and making sure they don't beat themselves with poor execution.




WR Kenny Whisenhunt takes the opening kickoff 51 yards to help Seton take a quick 3-0 lead. Notre Dame is stunned but responds quickly with a drive of its own in six plays as RB Patrick Foley scores from 9 yards out and its 7-3 Saints.


The 2nd quarter sees Notre Dame take control with all purpose player Andy Wilder intercepting a pass and taking it in making it 14-3. Later in the quarter WR Taylor Malenfant takes a punt and scampers 66 yards and its 21-3 Saints. RB Patrick Foley takes it in from the one and at the half its 28-3 Notre Dame.


The 2nd half starts with RB Andrew Stutz crashing through the line for a 59 yard run. Stutz scores again as its 42-3. Taylor Malenfant takes another punt for a score this time over 70 yards as he has quite a night. Seton adds a touchdown late in the game and the final score is Notre Dame 54, Seton Catholic 9. Notre Dame claims the Bishop's Cup for the second year in a row.


Bottom line


Notre Dame is the elite program as there are a possible 7 Division 1 players in the future. Notre Dame used every weapon it had and it must make future opponents scratching their heads wondering how they are going to stop such talent.


Seton Catholic licks its wounds and knows that 4-1 is a lot better than last year's 1-4 start. QB Justin Sieczkowski is someone to keep an eye on in the future as he is exciting to watch and his arm strength is something to behold.


Game ball


You could not go wrong in giving it to a host of Saints but Taylor Malenfant with his two long punt returns for touchdowns gets the game ball.  His play impressed Coach Bemis.


Up next: Notre Dame (4-0) travels for the first time this season playing at region rival Washington. Seton Catholic (4-1) hosts Goodyear Desert Edge.

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