St. John’s College High School finished the regular season with an undefeated recorded in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference for the first time since 1975 after beating Gonzaga 32-14 on Saturday.
St. John’s (7-2, 5-0 WCAC) senior quarterback Kevin Doyle went 18-28 with 187 passing yards and three touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Quinten Johnson led the Cadets with 84 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. Running back Keilan Robinson tallied 138 rushing yards.
The Cadets jumped out early with a safety and a nine-yard touchdown pass from Doyle to Johnson in the first quarter.
Gonzaga’s (7-3, 3-2 WCAC) quarterback Caleb Williams cut into St. John’s lead with a 31-yard touchdown pass to John Marshall. Williams gave the Purple Eagles a 14-9 lead in the second quarter went he threw a 19-yard strike to Maguire Dilenge for a touchdown. Williams finished the day with 135 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
St. John’s started the second half with a five point deficit, but it didn’t last long. The Cadets converted a field goal before Doyle found Charles Briscoe for a 15-yard touchdown.
St. John’s Antwain Littleton added to the lead with a 10-yard touchdown run. Johnson sealed the deal with a 29-yard touchdown reception.
The Cadets’ win over Gonzaga earned them the top spot in the WCAC heading into the playoffs.