In the strangest of years and dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 MICDS Football program completed the truncated season and 102nd year of football with a record of 7-1 and finished as the #2 ranked team and the State Runner-up in Missouri’s Class 4 Division. Despite some injuries to key playmakers in the first two games, their regular season performance earned the Rams the #1 district seed in the MSHSAA playoffs. They defeated an athletic Trinity Catholic team 31-6 in the district semifinals and St. Dominic 42-6 in the district championship game to capture only their third district title in twelve years. In the state quarterfinals, the Rams beat Hannibal 48-34 and in the state semifinals defeated Union 56-30 before losing to Helias Catholic 30-35 in the state championship game.
The Rams averaged over 44 points per game and quarterback Reagan Andrew ’22 had consecutive games when he threw for four touchdowns versus St. Dominic then rushed for four touchdowns versus John Burroughs and threw for five touchdowns in the state quarterfinals at Hannibal. Aside from making the State title game, another highlight of the regular season was soundly beating an undefeated JBS team 42-6 to mark the fifth straight time beating the rival Bombers. Further, Andrew led the St. Louis area in passing efficiency, Steve Hall ’23 led the team in rushing with 113 yards per game, and Crawford Bundy ’21, Will Kacmarek ’21, and PJ Behan ’22 all contributed as receivers in the passing game. Linebacker Grant Purdy ’21 averaged 14 tackles per game, Jalen Pace ’21 led the team in interceptions, and Kacmarek recorded six sacks in the shortened season to lead the Rams defense. Kickers Landon Gelven ’22 and Harrison Engel ’24 were nearly perfect in handling kicking duties during the season.
The following Rams were selected All-Conference and/or All-District 1st Team for the season: Reagan Andrew ’22 QB; Steve Hall ’23 RB; PJ Behan ’22 WR; Crawford Bundy ’21 Returner/Athlete; Raphy Soway ’21 OL; Will Schaumburg ’21 OL; Will Kacmarek ’21 DL; Grant Purdy ’21 LB; Jalen Pace ’21 OLB; Bjorn Sjorgren ’22 DB and Landon Gelven ’22 K. The All-State selection process has not yet occurred prior to this summary, but a number of those players are likely to receive recognition on those teams also.