Georgetown University scored a 6-0 football victory yesterday as Catholic lost the ball seven times, three inside its 10-yard line, before 2,031 fans at Kehoe Field.
The Hoyas (5-2), playing their final home game this season, used a 19-yard punt return to set up the score, which came on Eddie Trujillo's one-yard run in the first quarter.
With 34 seconds to play, senior Mike Djavaherian intercepted freshman Scott Rumer's fourth-down pass to assure the victory and avenge last season's 33-8 loss to the Cardinals. Catholic 1-6.
In the first period, Little all-America Jim Corcoran caught a punt on the Catholic 38, broke three tackles and ran 19 yards to the 19.
Freshman quarterback Mike Boland found tight end Matt Fitzmaurice open on the left side to move the ball to the one. Two plays later, Trujillo, a former star at Carroll High School, scored with 5:13 left in the period.
Craig Ciuba was Catholic's only threat. He carried 27 times for 102 yards, 72 of them in the first half. In the second period, Catholic got to the Georgetown 10, but Ciuba fumbled and the Hoyas' Steve Stinson recovered.
Later in the second quarter, Rumer found John Hildreath open at the Georgetown 30. Three plays later, Georgetown was called for a face mask penalty and Catholic had first and goal at the Georgetown five.
Twice Ciuba went up the middle, but the Hoya defense, ranked second in the nation in Division III, held. On third down and less than two yards, Rumer tried a sneak, fumbled and Corcoran recovered.