It was not a thing of beauty, but it was win. And, at this time of year, the St. Joseph Catholic School football team will take it.
The Fighting Irish (6-1) went on the road and defeated Bayou Academy 20-14 Friday night. It was St. Joe’s first game back after a two week break due to COVID-19.
“It was sloppy. We had more than 200 yards of penalties and that is what you would expect with being out for two weeks,” St. Joseph coach John Baker said.
After a scoreless first half, St. Joseph took the lead in the third quarter on an Omar Emmons 35-yard run. Tyler Beckworth added the two-point conversion for the Irish. Emmons also scored another touchdown in the game, while C.J. Moore added the other score.
The Irish will wrap up their season next Friday night against Porter’s Chapel.
“Next week is a big game for us because it is our senior night,” Coach Baker said.
Other final scores:
North Sunflower 44, Deer Creek 14