Mitty-Bellarmine, more in Saturday roundup

Welcome to the Bay Area News Group’s prep football roundup for Saturday, April 17.
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#3 Serra 34, #18 St. Ignatius 3

West Catholic Athletic League

There was going to be no repeat of the upset that ended last season. In the first half, Serra’s defense made sure of it. And in the second, the Padres’ offense exploded to put away St. Ignatius (3-1).

The Serra (5-0) defense forced six turnovers and its offense was eventually able to capitalize on the scoreboard in the second half in a 34-3 win to cap a 5-0 season for the Padres, who entered the final week of the season ranked third in the Bay Area News Group Top 25.

Senior linebacker Fynn Williams put a bow on the blowout with an interception and a 58-yard return for a touchdown, the Padres’ fourth touchdown of the second half.

“In the offseason, during the pain, he was always there leading the team,” coach Patrick Walsh said. “It was very fitting to see him pick that ball and run it into the end zone.” –Evan Webeck

READ MORE: Photos and more in our game story

Bellarmine 26, Archbishop Mitty 24

West Catholic Athletic League

Mitty clawed back late but came up just short on a game-tying two-point conversion and fell to Bellarmine 26-24 in this WCAL nail-biter.

Bellarmine (2-2) led by as much as 26-10 in the fourth quarter after defensive back Adam Hayashi intercepted a pass and quarterback Tommy Anderson connected with Nicho Domine for a 96-yard touchdown. But after an Ian Collier touchdown reception with five minutes remaining, the Monarchs (0-3) had a path to tie the game up.

Bellarmine turned the ball over on downs with 2 minutes remaining, then sophomore Danny Scudero caught his second touchdown pass of the game for Mitty, pulling the Monarchs within two with a two-point try to come. However, they couldn’t turn the potential game-tying conversion, and Bellarmine recovered Mitty’s onside kick to seal its second and final win of the season.

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