Having already clinched a playoff berth, it didn’t matter to Belen Jesuit as the Wolverines hosted long-time rival Monsignor Pace in a regular-season finale and mowed down the Spartans in impressive fashion 37-7.
After falling behind 7-0 after one quarter, Belen (7-3) rattled off 37 consecutive points as it marked the first time since 1984 that the Wolverines had beaten Pace two years in a row. Belen will host Southridge at 3 p.m. next Friday. Pace, which started mostly ninth- and 10th-graders all season, finished 2-8.
Pedro Garcia: Belen running back led the way for a Wolverines rushing attack that totaled 259 yards with 71 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns.
John Powell: Belen defensive back picked off two passes including one he took back 25 yards for a score in the second quarter.
THEY SAID IT
“It feels good to beat our rival and at the same time we wanted to keep the momentum going heading into the playoffs next week.”