Tommy Mister ran for four touchdowns and finished with 401 yards of total offense in his first game since transferring from Richards as the Mustangs held off the RedHawks in the last of four games at Soldier Field. St. Rita played without its top offensive lineman, Matt Byrne, who suffered an injury in practice earlier in the week.
St. Rita had two fourth-down conversions on a fourth-quarter drive capped by Mister’s 19-yard touchdown run with 1:22 remaining. That gave the Mustangs a 28-19 lead. Marist got a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jack Donegan to Mark Ferguson with 25 seconds left, but St. Rita recovered the onside kick and Mister took a knee for the final play.
Mister, who has committed to Iowa State, ran 31 times for 213 yards and completed 9-of-17 passes for 188 yards.
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Donegan, in his first season as a varsity starter at Marist, was 24-of-36 for 279 yards. Flynn Nagel had a game-high 14 catches for 155 yards and Peter Andreotti ran 18 times for 93 yards and two scores.
“Nobody believed in us and we got the job done. I’m just in tears right now.” — Mister.