Cadets sink Blue Wave in battle of unbeatens

Mufasa Abdul-Basir scored the go-ahead touchdown with 9:46 left to play, as the St. Joseph High football team took down Darien High, 28-14, at the Dalling Sports Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Jordan Vazzano's 1-yard quarterback keeper pushed the Cadets' advantage to the final scoreline of 28-14, following the fourth successful PAT from Kevin Bortnick with 5:41 remaining. St. Joseph moved to 4-0. Darien dipped to 3-1.

"Any win is a great win," Cadets' coach Joe Della Vecchia said. "Especially to beat a great team like Darien."

Basir's 3-yard run with 6:17 left in the third quarter capped a 12-play, 80-yard scoring drive to open the second half for St. Joseph, tying the game up at 14.

Darien had taken a 7-0 edge with 3:27 left in the first quarter, when tailback Jay Harrison punched in a 1-yard touchdown.

Vazzano pulled the Cadets level with a 1-yard sneak with 7:39 left in the half. Darien then took the lead into the locker room following an 11-play, 88-yard scoring drive, which Harrison finished off with a 2-yard burst at the 31-second mark.

St. Joseph will travel to Fujitani Field on Friday night to face Wilton High (3-1).

For the full game story, check out next week's Times.