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St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy got it first win in over 21 years last Friday, beating Panorama High School 26-18. The Warriors came out strong in the first quarter, capping off a 6-play opening drive with a Juju Merritt 4-yd touchdown run. After Panorama answered with a touchdown of their own, Domingo Ladson took the ensuing kickoff 81 yards untouched to the end zone to retake momentum. The two teams proceeded to trade touchdowns over the next two quarters, including a 15-yard touchdown catch by Juju Merritt from QB Tajh Thomas on 4th down. The Warriors finished the 4th quarter strong by holding Panorama’s offense scoreless, and scoring the game’s final touchdown, a 54-yard touchdown pass from Thomas to Ricky Latimer to secure the win. Thomas finished the night 8 for 12 for 133 yards, 2 touchdowns, and no interceptions. The Warriors accrued 207 yards rushing by committee, with Merritt leading all rushers with 87 yards on 11 carries with 1 touchdown. Senior Leonard Payne was again a force on both sides of the ball, but especially at Defensive Tackle with 14 tackles (10 solo) and 4 tackles for a loss.