Rams run to another championship

Central Catholic dominates Tigard 49-0 to capture state football title
Dec. 6, 2014 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
Ronnie Rust finishes his third scoring play of the day .
Photo by Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

HILLSBORO - Central Catholic completed another run to a state football title with a decisive 49-0 victory over Tigard Saturday afternoon.

Sean Dack ran for 133 yards and a score and passed for 154 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rams, who finished with 596 yards of total offense.

Ronnie Rust ran for two scores and caught one of the Dack's touchdown passes as the Rams completed a seismic season in which they outscored playoff opponents 285-63.

Their lone loss the past two seasons was to St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California during the second week of the season.

"I knew we were prepared with our offense, and with our defense, but I don't think any of us expected 49-0," Rams coach Steve Pyne said afterward. "This was quite a close to the season.

"The run this team has had the past two seasons, I think we have to be in the conversation as the best team in the state's history."

Tigard finished with 24 yards rushing and 175 total for the game. The Tigers reached the Rams' 2 in the second quarter, but failed on fourth and goal and Central Catholic scored in two plays to break the game open.

With the win, the fall high school season came to a close with Central Catholic having won three team titles: boys cross country, boys soccer and football. The school’s volleyball team placed second.