Varsity Football Storms Past Hopkins

Dan Clarke
The St. Luke’s Varsity Football team put in an impressive performance on Saturday, October 14 to beat Hopkins School 30-15.

The Storm got off to a perfect start and were up 7-0 after only 17 seconds. In the first drive of the game, Michael Hage ‘19 found Shaka Moales ‘18 who blew past the Hopkins defense for a 63-yard touchdown.

In St. Luke’s next possession, Moales, Ben Joseph ‘18 and Kenny Soares ‘21 combined to set up a 30-yard field goal attempt which Andrew Lau ‘21 converted to give the visitors a 10-0 lead with six minutes to go in the first quarter.

The St. Luke’s defense was in fine form and forced the Hilltoppers to punt in each of their first three possessions. St. Luke’s started the next drive at their own 40-yard line and a superb 19-yard pass from Hage on fourth and ten set up the chance for Chandler Greene ‘19 to score the Storm’s second touchdown of the afternoon and extend the lead to 17-0.

St. Luke’s continued to dominate the game and with time running out in the first half Hage found Moales for a 72-yard touchdown to give the Storm a commanding 23-0 lead at the interval.

Hopkins finally got its offense going in the second half and a couple of nice drives saw the home team close the gap to 23-15 with seven minutes to go in the game. However, a 78-yard kickoff return from Moales for his second touchdown of the game quickly stifled any thoughts of a Hopkins comeback. Lau added the extra point to complete the 30-15 win.

The victory sees St. Luke’s improve to 3-2 and Head Coach Noel Thomas was pleased with his team’s effort: “I'm proud of our football family. We have been striving for supreme character and maximum effort. Our efforts paid off against the Hilltoppers of Hopkins. We hope to continue the upward trend.”

The St. Luke’s Varsity Football team is back in action on Saturday, October 21 in the Homecoming matchup against Long Island Lutheran at 3:15pm.

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