St. Vincent Wins First Football District Title Since 2006 With 45-14 Win Over Crystal City

(Perryville) The St. Vincent Indians (9-3) scored the final 31 points of the game to win the Class One District Two title over Crystal City (8-4) by a score of 45-14. You heard the game on J-98 The Boot.

Cruz Reitzel scored his first of two rushing touchdowns to open the scoring in the first quarter. Crystal City fumbled on their first drive and the Indians capitalized on a John Schwartz 46 yard catch and run touchdown from Christian Schaaf.

The Hornets found the endzone when Cale Schaumburg tossed a 35 yard dime to Camden Mayes on 4th and long and they converted the two point conversion to make it 14-8. Crystal City forced St. Vincent to punt in the second quarter, and on their first offensive play, Cohen Compton ran 75 yards for the score. The two point conversion failed, making the score 14-14.

St. Vincent got the ball back with about 2:30 left in the first half and drove down the field to score on a Schaaf run to take a 21-14 halftime lead.

Wyatt Winkler knocked in a 37 yard field goal in the third quarter to give the Indians a 24-14 edge. With under a minute left in the third quarter, Schaaf collected his second rushing score of the night to make it 31-14.

Schaaf found tight end Jacob Schremp for his second passing touchdown late in the game to extend the St. Vincent lead and Reitzel topped it off to bring the score to 45-14.

St. Vincent head coach Tim Schumer says winning at home was an awesome feeling.

Coach Schumer tells us how important the scoring drive before halftime was, considering Crystal City received the second half kickoff.

Schumer tells us what adjustments were made during halftime to keep the Hornets off the scoreboard in the second half.

St. Vincent advances to its first state semifinal game since 2004 when they went on to win the state championship. They will play at either Marionville or Portageville next week.
Full interview with Coach Schumer: