Rams fall to 0-4

Published 12:43 am Saturday, September 20, 2008

MONTGOMERY — Francis Marion lost its fourth consecutive game to start the season to the St. Jude Pirates 60-0 Friday night.

The Rams (0-4) had six penalties in the first half.

With 4:47 to go in the opening quarter, St. Jude senior quarterback Ivey Moscatiello hit junior George Price (nephew of 1988 No. 1 NFL draft pick Aundray Bruce) in the corner of the end zone for the touchdown. A 2-point conversion put the Pirates (3-1) ahead 8-0.

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The Rams faced a third and 16 at their own 25-yard line, but the pass was intercepted by senior safety Sherman Massingale.

On second down, Moscatiello threw a strike to Price for the quick six, and junior Noel Butler completed the 2-point conversion and extended the lead 16-0.

The Rams tried to answer on the ensuing possession, but Price intercepted the ball to end the quarter.

The Rams started the second quarter just like the first quarter. Penalties pushed them back to their own 1-yard line.

On first down, Butler went straight up the gut of the Rams defense for a 30-yard touchdown, and the Pirates led 24-0.

Massingale took an interception for a 40-yard touchdown. Cale Robinson recovered a fumble, and the rout was on.

The Rams never recovered from a 46-0 halftime score.