The Montini football team traveled to Triton College in River Grove this past weekend to take on the Fenwick Friars in a Chicago Catholic League crossover game. Originally scheduled for Friday night, the varsity contest was moved to Sunday afternoon due to the weather that impacted the Chicago area on Friday. Montini won the opening coin toss and elected to defer their option to the second half, and the Friars received the opening kickoff. Both teams were forced to punt on their opening possessions, but on the first play of the second Fenwick drive, Montini’s DiAndre Harris intercepted a tipped Danny Cronin pass and raced 39 yards the other way for a touchdown. After the Bronco defense forced a punt on the next Friars drive, Montini quarterback Deontay Bell called his own number and ran 67 yards for a touchdown on the ensuing possession. Neither team would score again in the first quarter, and after Fenwick missed a field goal midway through the second, Montini responded as Robert Brazziel found Scott West for a 21-yard touchdown pass to make it a 21-0 game at halftime.
Coming out of the break, the Friars tried to catch the Broncos off-guard with a surprise onside kick, which Montini’s Enzo May recovered at Fenwick’s 45-yard line. The Broncos would score on the ensuing possession as Brazziel found Matt Ross for a four-yard touchdown. Montini would tack on two more scores in the third quarter on a 37-yard passing touchdown from Brazziel to West and a 71 yard run by Nick Fedanzo, which triggered the running clock. Brazziel finished 7-for-11 for 113 yards and tossed three touchdown passes for the second consecutive week, while Fedanzo rushed for 155 yards and a score on 14 carries. Jackson Bruscianelli led the Montini defense with 14 total tackles, while Cam Richardson and Fred Stokes added 10 each. The Montini secondary intercepted Cronin three times, with picks by Harris, West, and Jermari Harris.
In lower-level action, the freshman Broncos were defeated by Fenwick 42-14, while the sophomore contest was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict at Triton College. All three levels return to action this week against Providence. The sophomore game will kick off at 5:00 on Friday night, with the varsity to follow at 7:30. The freshman game will be held at Montini at 9:30 AM on Saturday.