Washington is 3-0 against Notre Dame Prep including last years 21-19 victory giving the Saints, their only loss on the way to the championship. One knows that Saints Coach Scot Bemis and staff are letting the facts speak for themselves that they have never beaten the Rams. Coach Bemis knows his team is playing with extra emotion for this game. He has reason to be extra careful against Coach Jon Becktold who seems to have their number and Coach Becktold teams have the tradition of scoring from anywhere on the field. Congratulations are in order to Coach Becktold for being named Coach of the Week by the Arizona Cardinals as his Rams got a big victory last week against last years State runner up Mingus 42-35.
Washington's QB Danny Gamiz is improving each week as he has thrown for over 1200 yards. A big target is WR Kharyee Marshall listed at 6-3 210 pounds and most likely will be a Division 1 player next year.
Notre Dame Prep offense has scored 183 points and the rock solid defense has given up a mere 21 points in four games.
Notre Dame takes the opening kickoff, under the direction of QB Shane Wolfe, and marches 70 yards having RB Andrew Stutz take it in from 3 yards out and its 7-0 Saints. Washington struggles to punt of out trouble for most of the half and this short punt sets up a QB Shane Wolfe 27 yard pass to WR Andy Wilder and the Saints are up 14-0 before everyone can find their seats. Two plays later its Andy Wilder, this time playing defense, intercepting a pass and taking it all the way back and its 21-0. Washington QB Danny Gamiz is finding it difficult to complete a pass as the Saints are giving him a big rush each time. Gamiz is hit as he releases his passes, constantly runs to avoid a big rush or he is just not able to hit his receivers. It is a long and frustrating night for him.
Notre Dame scores again before the end of the 1st quarter as WR Taylor Malenfant takes a 15-yard pass into the end zone and Notre Dame flexes its muscles leading 28-0. In the 2nd quarter RB Patrick Foley scores from three yards out and Andy Wilder kicks a 27 yard field goal and at the half its 38-0.
The only score in the 2nd half was Saints Ryan Reardon scoring from 1 yard out and that made the final score Notre Dame 45, Washington 0.
It's the same story every week, Notre Dame talent and execution just outshines the other teams. The defense with the constant rush on QB Danny Gamiz made it impossible to hit big receivers Trevor Johnson and Kharyee Marshall. It didn't help matters when Kharyee Marshall came out limping after twisting his ankle just before the half. He was not a factor the entire game.
Andy Wilder had two interceptions, scored two touchdowns, kicked a field goal and kicked all the extra points and it made a great night for him. Notre Dame makes it a team effort and if one is giving a team game ball it has to go to the defense. Their second shutout this season, the constant harassing of the quarterback and the hard hitting makes this defense one for any quarterback to fear.
Notre Dame Prep (5-0) travels to play against Moon Valley.
Washington (2-4) is at Greenway.