“You can’t spot them points like we did,” said O’Leary. “This reminded me of the B-R game (when the Prep fell behind Bridgewater-Raynham, 20-0, in this year’s season opener).
“We have a good football team, but can’t beat ourselves with turnovers and penalties that kill drives. We need to get first downs to control the ball.”
Everett controlled the line of scrimmage and ran the wishbone offense at times.
The two-minute drill worked well for St. John’s at the end of the first half when quarterback Mike Geaslen (10-for-22, 168 yards passing) completed passes of 25 yards to Logan Mahoney and 39 yards to Jake Burt before hitting Owen Rockett with a 5-yard TD pass to cut the lead to 21-7.
After Thomas went down, junior Cody Harwood took over in the Prep backfield and scored to make it 21-14, but Everett responded with two touchdowns to put the game away.
The Eagles went with two tight ends in motion and used Burt as the H-back without Kobelski.