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WCAC football semifinals: St. John’s advances, but DeMatha injury and postgame fight cause uneas

By By Jake Lourim, Washington Post, 11/17/19, 9:00AM EST


On a day when No. 1 St. John’s and No. 4 DeMatha battled in a playoff game and packed it with enough drama for two, the teams’ emotions covered the spectrum.

In the end, St. John’s persisted at home and pulled through to win the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinal, 34-20, but both teams dealt with a swirl of feelings, largely around one scary play in the second quarter when St. John’s running back Antwain Littleton sprung through a hole in the right side and into the open field.