By: John Raffel
Portland St. Partrick falls in state semifinal
Portland St. Patrick’s season ended at 10-1 with a 70-48 loss to North Central on Saturday in the Division 2 eight-player state title game on Saturday in Brighton.
St. Patrick fell behind 10-0 but got a touchdown pass from Connor Cross to Seth Frawley of 1 yard to make it 10-6. It was 18-14 when Cross thew 41 yards to Jacobe-Hayes-Henning. In the second quarter, Cross had a 1-yard run to make it 26-22, North Central.
In the third quarter, an 11-yard pass from Cross to Shane Cook cut the NC lead to 34-28. North Central extended its lead to 54-34 in the fourth. St. Patrick kept coming and narrowed it in the fourth quarter to 54-42 on Cross’ 32-yard pass to Seth Frawley. Later, Cross threw an 18-yard scoring pass to Shane Cook and it was 62-48. North Central scored the final eight points.