NAPLES - St. John Neumann's home opener lasted only a quarter and a half Friday night.
With four minutes remaining in the second quarter, and leading the Oasis Sharks 45-0, officials and both head coaches decided to call the game. Two Oasis players were injured in the second quarter, and on each occasion lie on the turf for 15 minutes surrounded by on-site EMT and trainers. Both eventually walked off the field on their own.
Celtics coach Steve Howey said Oasis - a team playing its first year of 11-man football - wasn't yet ready for varsity action, and that led to the decision to end the game.
On the Celtics' first play from scrimmage, slot back Ray Ray Perry busted a 57-yard touchdown run on a counter and was never touched.
On the ensuing drive, Neumann forced an Oasis a three-and-out, and on the punt, Daniel Obidiegwu quickly broke through the line, blocked the kick, and rumbled 28 yards into the end zone. With a two-point conversion, Neumann led 14-0 after just four minutes and the rout was on.