St Clement Football Thanksgiving Game

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By Dina Caloggero

The St Clement Anchormen capped off their 4-7 season with a Thanksgivings Day win a 29- 16 win over their turkey day rival St Joseph’s Prep of Brookline . Junior Ivan Mertilus (Revere) led the Anchormen to the win with 2 touchdown and finished the season with more than 1,500 rushing yards.

The Anchormen opened the first quarter with a 15 yard TD run by QB Michael Gonzalez (Revere) and closed the 1st quarter with Mertilus’ first TD run. Senior Joshua Balan (Malden) plowed into the end zone for 2 points and gave the Anchormen a 15-0 lead. Mertilus ran 23 yards for his second TD in the second quarter and gave the Anchormen a 29-0 lead at the half.

In the second half, from Joseph Gonzalez(Revere) ran 75 yards for a TD and senior Stephen Caloggero (Medford) fought his way into end zone for 2 points to give St Clement a commanding 29-0 lead that they never relinquished.

The 2013 Division 6 Catholic Central League champions battled through their 2014 rebuilding season. The team looks forward to the next season and the future with a young and skilled crew of Anchormen to lead the team to another Catholic Central League title and championship.

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