Hook, line and sinker!
St. Francis’ Keith Enterante knew he had to stay inbounds in the waning minutes of the Golden Knights’ 42-27 win over Arcadia.
“We told our guys, `Let’s stay inbounds, move the chains,’ ” St. Francis coach Jim Bonds said. “They know we’re in our four-minute offense. It was a reminder in the huddle not to run out of bounds.”
Enterante ran a flat route toward the St. Francis sideline. Quarterback Brett Nelson threw to Enterante, who managed to stay inbounds.
Enterante, a 6-foot-1 senior tight end, then eluded a fast-approaching defensive back and ran the rest of the way for a 47-yard score to all but seal the win. It was Enterante’s lone catch of the night.
Bonds and the rest of the team jumped with jubilation, not so much that the Golden Knights scored but how Enterante went about doing so.
“I was surprised at the move he made to make the guy totally miss,” Bonds recalled. “I called that play to draw the first down and ice the game, but then you get a score like that and you’re excited for the kid, to stop himself from going out of bounds, going forward, put his breaks and have that DB fly past him and score.”