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No. 6 Mt. St. Joe ends No. 3 St. Frances' ascent, 24-6

The St. Frances football team made a fast ascent in the month of October, knocking off three ranked opponents in a row and climbing from being unranked to No. 3.

The upward journey ended Saturday as No. 6 Mount Saint Joseph beat the visiting Panthers, 24-6.

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The Gaels' Andrew Britt caught a touchdown pass with 1:36 left in the game for the final score. Mount Saint Joseph improved to 8-2.

As an unranked team, St. Frances (4-5) beat then-No. 13 Archbishop Spalding, 32-14, on Oct. 11. When ranked No. 14, the Panthers beat then-No. 5 Calvert Hall, 20-14, on Oct.18, and toppled then-No. 1. McDonogh, 8-3, as the seventh-ranked team on Oct. 24.

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Gaels coach Blake Henry credited the defense and the belief that his team played better as the game progressed.

"We didn't let any skill player [on St.Frances] get loose and we gang-tackled their quick players," Henry said. "As the game continued our confidence grew from 'we can play with these guys' to 'we can win.'"

Mount Saint Joseph never trailed and scored 14points in the fourth quarter. An interception by Davonte Maura set up a scoring drive with six minutes left in the game. Defensive standouts for the Gaels included Jaden Blue, Jeremiah McCullough and Maliek Carr.

No. 5 Franklin 28, Dundalk 14: Darius Hinton had 19 carries for 112 yards and two touchdowns to power the host Indians (8-1) past the Owls (4-6).

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Franklin used a balanced offense to score seven points in each of the four quarters and totaled 283 rushing yards.

No. 11 Archbishop Curley 12, John Carroll 7: Trailing 7-6 in the fourth quarter, Deonte Harris made a 5-yard touchdown dash to lift the host Friars (9-0) over the Patriots (5-4).

John Carroll took a 7-0 lead at halftime before Curley answered in the third quarter with a quarterback sneak by Cyrus Boardman, but the Friars' extra-point try failed.

Curley finished the season 9-0, 5-0 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference, and will face St. Paul's (5-3, 3-2) in the conference championship Saturday.

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