“Lowell took chances; they knew we were inexperienced,” said O’Leary. “Those interceptions and fumbles changed the game.”
A key point in the game came early when St. John’s decided to go for it on 4th-and-1 at their 38-yard line. Geaslen (9 for 18, 87 yards passing) kept the ball on a run around left end, but didn’t pick up the first down and Lowell needed just five plays to score and make it 13-0. St. John’s Prep had the ball for only two plays after that before fumbling, and Latta recovered for another score.
“Keagan made a lot of reads. That was quite a performance,” said Lowell coach John Florence, speaking about his sensational wide receiver/linebacker. “We caught some lucky breaks early because our defense caused turnovers and were able to score points. Once we got momentum, it went from there.”
Jake Burt caught four passes for 45 yards for St. John’s Prep, including a leaping grab for 22 yards in the third quarter.