Chronicle top 25 football: A last-minute, 94-yard pick-six pushes Bellarmine up to No. 8 – San Francisco Chronicle

Mitch Stephens

Nov. 15, 2021

Bellarmine senior defensive back Thomas Di Vittorio returned an interception 94 yards for a game-winning touchdown against Los Gatos on Friday.

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In The Chronicle’s final top 25 rankings until the end of the postseason, Bellarmine…….

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Nov. 15, 2021

Bellarmine senior defensive back Thomas Di Vittorio returned an interception 94 yards for a game-winning touchdown against Los Gatos on Friday.

Bellarmine Athletics

In The Chronicle’s final top 25 rankings until the end of the postseason, Bellarmine made the biggest jump — from No. 11 to 8 — after its stunning 34-27 win Friday at previous No. 5 and undefeated Los Gatos in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs.

Los Gatos was driving for what looked like a game-winning score in the final minute when Thomas Di Vittorio returned a tipped pass for a 94-yard pick-six.

This week, Bellarmine travels to West Catholic Athletic League rival and fourth-ranked Serra in the semifinals. The Padres advanced after overcoming overcame five turnovers to defeat Valley Christian, 41-30.

Even with the win, Serra dropped a spot in the rankings because previous No. 4 Pittsburg was so impressive in a 69-7 first-round North Coast Section Open Division win over Amador Valley-Pleasanton.

Wilcox-Santa Clara (7-4) and Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa (7-3) moved into the rankings after impressive first-round playoff wins. Wilcox defeated Santa Cruz 49-17 to enter at No. 24 while Newman had little trouble with Newark Memorial, winning 56-6 in NCS Division IV play.

Newman should have a much more competitive semifinal game Friday when it plays undefeated Tennyson-Hayward (10-0).

Rk

School

W-L

Pre.

Last game

Next game

1.

St. Francis

10-0

1

W, Aptos, 56-28

Fri. Menlo-Atherton

2.

De La Salle

9-2

2

W, James Logan, 49-13

Fri. Pittsburg

3.

Pittsburg

8-1

4

W, Amador Valley, 69-7

Fri. at De La Salle

4.

Serra

9-1

3

W, Valley Christian, 41-30

Sat. Bellarmine

5.

Clayton Valley

7-3

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Source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/high-school/article/Chronicle-top-25-football-A-last-minute-94-yard-16623391.php

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