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September 17, 2013 > Mariners beat Monarchs in pre-league tune-up

Mariners beat Monarchs in pre-league tune-up

Submitted By Mike Heightchew
Photos By Mike Heightchew

The Moreau Catholic Mariners finally subdued a scrappy Mt. Eden Monarch team, 50 to 43 in a real offensive battle to the end on Friday, September 13. The outcome of the September 15 match was in doubt until the final whistle as Mariner Rian Goulart recovered a Monarch fumble to give the Mariners control as the clock ticked off the last seconds of the game.

A powerful show of offensive force by the Mariners cleared the way for Jason Hinton to have a great night as he ran and cut though Monarchs defenses but the Monarchs were not be counted out. They managed to finally slow down the Mariner offense, forcing Quarterback Lucas O Rourke out the pocket. Monarch Quarterback Jonathan Sturholm made a game of it with an impressive 14 point rally to bring them back to contention.

Moreau Catholic's offense is a good addition to the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) and should be fun to follow as they can light up the scoreboard quickly against league opponents. This year should be an interesting MVAL season. League play begins September 27.

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