St. Paul High School quarterback Greg Willig was simply overpowering in the Swordsmen's 31-21 Angelus League victory over Servite Saturday in Hanford Rants Stadium at Gahr High School.
Playing in front of 5,000, Willig, a junior, completed 18 of 24 passes for 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also ran for 2 touchdowns.
But it was Willig's passing that brought the previously undefeated Friars (4-1-1, 0-1) down even before halftime.
Willig completed short passes with an exceptional touch, and he completed long passes, such as the 94-yard scoring pass play to receiver Dan Dolan in the second quarter that, for all purposes, sealed the game for the Swordsmen.
It gave the Swordsmen a 19-0 lead with 9:32 left in the halftime.
The Swordsmen (2-4, 1-0) went into halftime leading, 25-6. St. Paul was so dominating in the first half that its penalty yardage of 110 yards, was double Servite's total offense in the first half. The Friars gained just 49 yards in total offense in the first two quarters.