Mater Dei Cruises to 56-7 Victory Over St. Paul

Chase Forrest Leads Monarchs to Victory, Mater Dei Now 2-0

For the second consecutive week, the Mater Dei Monarchs came out swinging and seized control of the game from the outset en route to a dominating 56-7 victory over the St. Paul Swordsmen Thursday night at the Santa Ana Bowl.

Mater Dei senior quarterback Chase Forrest had another outstanding performance and moved the Monarchs offense down the field consistently. After a short touchdown run by Malik McMorris gave Mater Dei a 7-0 lead, Forrest linked up with junior two-way athlete Ben Humphreys on a 51-yard touchdown strike. A touchdown run from senior Justin Allen extended the lead to 21-0.

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2014 Washington commit Jonathan Lockett took a punt return 82 yards to the house to put the Monarchs up 28-0. A previous punt return for a touchdown by J-Lock was called back for holding.

In an almost identical play from last week's Upland game, senior speedster Matt Rockett took a short pass up the left sideline for a long touchdown, dodging tacklers left and right along the way to give the Monarchs a commanding 35-0 advantage. Another touchdown strike from Forrest made the score 42-0 at halftime.

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Through two games, Mater Dei has outscored their opponents 76-0 in the first half. The defense continued to wreak havoc in the backfield and dominate the line of scrimmage. St. Paul junior quarterback Jacob Maier made some nice throws but was under constant pressure throughout the night. Mater Dei running back Brandon LaMarshe scored two second half touchdowns for the Monarchs. The Swordsmen got on the board late with a touchdown pass by Maier that cut the deficit to 56-7.

St. Paul faces another road test next week at La Habra while the Monarchs road opener is against Carson next Friday.