Two minutes into his team’s game at Bullis Friday night, heralded St. John’s senior quarterback Will Ulmer made a glaring mistake, tossing a pass into the hands of Bulldogs defender Kyven Jones to end a promising drive after a 21-yard completion on the previous play. But Cadets defensive back Kenneth Brooks rendered the error harmless two plays later when he intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown for the game’s opening score.
Ulmer — a future Maryland Terrapin — barely erred again, rushing for 105 yards and three touchdowns while also completing six of eight passes in 24 minutes of action as he led the Cadets to a 42-0 win.
Two of Ulmer’s touchdowns came on runs of 27 yards or more, plays in which he appeared in complete control of the game and its pace. On multiple occasions, the 6-foot-1, 182-pound senior took the snap, paused, stood tall and surveyed the defense before blowing by any and all Bullis defenders with a quick first step and even quicker strides up the field.