Escambia County falls 42-13 to St. Michael in Fairhope
Published 10:55 pm Friday, September 9, 2022
Escambia County fell to St. Michael 42-13 at Majors Field in Fairhope tonight.
The Cardinal built a 21-0 lead in the first half, and led 21-7 at halftime.
St. Michael added two touchdowns in the third quarter and another in the fourth during the second half.
ECHS scored a late touchdown in the second half.
With the loss, the Blue Devils fall to 2-1 overall, and 1-1 in Class 4A, Region 1. ECHS hosts Wilcox Central next week for homecoming.
In the second quarter, St. Michael quarterback Josh Murphy connected with Kelan Stacey on a 97-yard touchdown pass to make it a 21-0 game.
Late in the second, ECHS quarterback Dakota DeSpain found Lajavius Johnson from 21 yards out to cut the game by 14 at the break.
Stacey scored on a 1-yard scamper early in the third quarter to put the Cardinal ahead 29-7 after a successful 2-point conversion. Stacey was then found again on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Murphy with 35.6 left in the third for a 35-7 advantage.
The Cardinal scored on a 1-yard run from Arrington Faiupu early in the fourth.
Late in the fourth, the Blue Devils added a touchdown on a 18-yard touchdown pass from DeSpain to Lorenzo Arnold.