Archbishop Curley halted a four game losing skid, Saturday, with a 27-24 Homecoming football victory over St. Mary’s, in overtime, in MIAA B Conference action.
Senior Tyrone Roper led the Friars with 116 yards rushing and one touchdown on 23 carries. Roper also had a 47-yard gain on a screen pass reception, setting up a 34-yard field goal by Trevor Mavormahalis, to give the Friars a 24-7 lead just prior to halftime.
Curley (3-4, 1-2) got its first score on a 67-yard slant pass from Issac Clarke to Zech Gordon. Later in the half, the Friars broke a 7-7 tie with a 92-yard drive, capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by Roper.
In the second half, St. Mary’s rallied with several big passing plays and tied the contest at 24-24, but the Anthony Pickford came up with an interception for Curley’s beleaguered secondary on the first snap of overtime. That setup Mavormahalis to win the game with a 23-yard field goal.
The win kept alive Curley’s narrow hopes of appearing in its fourth consecutive B Conference title game. To get there, the Friars would have to win its three remaining league games, including its contest with St. Vincent Pallotti (in two weeks), and see Pallotti lose this Friday at Boys’ Latin. Boys’ Latin and Pallotti are both 4-0 in league play heading into their showdown at BL.