Sacred Heart Prep running back Andrew Segre rushed for 357 yards and six touchdowns on 28 carries as the top-seeded Gators beat No. 6 Pacific Grove 56-21 Saturday night at Independence High School Saturday night.
The victory is their second straight Central Coast Section Division IV championship.
Segre did the bulk of his damage in the first half, as SHP (12-1) built a 21-0 lead early in the second half. He scored on runs of 57, 49, 15 and 17 yards as he finished the first half with 267 yards on 18 carries.
The Gators' defense was its usual stingy self, holding a Pacific Grove team that had scored 77 last week in a semifinal win to just three touchdowns. SHP held the Breakers to 298 yards of total offense, sacking quarterback Luke Lowell six times, with Nic Collazo collecting three of them. The Gators also picked Lowell off twice, turning one into a 55-yard pick-6 by Andrew Robinson to put the Gators up 49-21 with 10:39 to play.
With the win, SHP is reportedly in the running for a slot in the Northern California Division III regional playoff game.