The St. James Area Football team played in their first ever Thursday night pre-season opener last Thursday night as they traveled to play against a state qualifier a year ago, Norwood Young America.

Norwood Young Amerca quickly proved that their team was wor- thy of their playoff run from last year taking a 21-0 lead going into halftime.

The first touchdown for the Saints in the young season came courtesy of a 110-yard touchdown pass from Kolby Mohwinkel connecting with Cole Durheim on the pass. The Saints were successful on the 2 point conversion courtesy of a Mohwinkel pass to Jacob Brey. The Raiders would go on to score an additional touchdown to make it a final score of 27-8. 

Be sure to read the full story in the 9-7 print edition of the Plaindealer.