Football: Versatile Will Mudie comes through for unbeaten St. Francis

Someone at St. Francis should assign Will Mudie water boy duties. And also maybe tape ankles.

His versatility has helped the Golden Knights to a 7-0 start.


Last week, because of an injury to a starting linebacker, he was moved from defensive back to middle linebacker and responded with 13 tackles, including a sack, in a win over Salesian.

He also has caught seven passes and scored a touchdown.

Few thought St. Francis could be a 7-0 at this point, not with nonleague games against Dorsey, La Serna and Buena Park. But the Golden Knights keep finding ways to win.

Quarterback Michael Bonds is limiting his mistakes (he has 16 touchdown passes and three interceptions). Receiver Daniel Scott, also a standout for the basketball team, has 23 receptions and seven touchdowns, along with 41 tackles.

Junior Gabriel Grbavac has nine sacks.

If St. Francis can win this week against Harvard-Westlake, it will set up a first-place showdown next week against unbeaten Cathedral.

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