Saturday, January 3, 2009

50 years of the Bellarmine-St. Francis rivalry

I played cornerback for Bellarmine during the 1979 season. The 1990 team dedicated their victory to the memory of my brother, Mike Miner '81, who was a teacher (and basketball coach) at Bellarmine when he died suddenly of leukemia in September of 1990.  Bellarmine won again this past season, taking the CCS Championship.

1979: Bellarmine 8, St. Francis 6. At St. Francis, Matthew Ramirez ran for 164 yards in 32 carries and scored on a 4-yard run. Mike O'Donnell passed to Rich Martig on the decisive 2-point conversion try. Bellarmine ran out the clock with a nine-minute, 17-play drive before 5,000.

1979: St. Francis 6, Bellarmine 0. At San Jose City College, Tom Neylan scored on a 1-yard run with 27 seconds left in the second quarter of the CCS Region I final. In the fourth quarter, Bellarmine had first-and-goal from the 4, but Greg Harmon stopped the drive with an interception before 5,500.


No comments: