SANTA FE SPRINGS – For 28 consecutive football-playing weeks, Notre Dame has won. Whether at home or away, within or without the Mission League, during the regular season or in the playoffs, the Knights emerged victorious. There was but one place they hadn’t: St. Paul High of Santa Fe Springs. Kevin Rooney was 0-7 here in his near-30 years at the helm. Two years ago, in a televised game, the Swordsmen handed Notre Dame a three-point defeat on a last-second field goal – the last time the Knights had lost. Don’t think the Knights weren’t motivated. Junior Chris Plance let out a whoop and shouted “That’s history, baby!” after the Knights sprinted away with a 49-6 league victory Friday night, scoring all seven of their touchdowns in just 15 offensive plays. Rodney Glass then summed up the motivation: “We were prepared not to win but to dominate. We didn’t want to win by a close game. We wanted to dominate and send a message.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The message this night: Notre Dame can score quickly, and its defense can bend but not break. The Knights (7-0, 2-0) demonstrated too much team speed for the Swordsmen (3-4, 0-2). Glass, who was on the junior varsity (it lost, too) on that fateful night two years ago, ran for 243 yards on just nine carries and four touchdowns. He scored the first touchdown, on a 58-yard run, then scored all three of his team’s second-half touchdowns on runs of 34, 68 and 8 yards. Quarterback Garrett Green, the only player to take the field Friday and two years ago, ran twice, once for 19 yards on the Knights’ first offensive drive, then 92 yards for the second touchdown and a 14-3 lead. Later, he ran in another score from 35 yards out. He also completed a 90-yard pass to Mike Stanton. For comparison, Notre Dame’s final drive, in which Glass and Green were on the bench, went 13 plays. It stalled on the St. Paul 13-yard line. While the offense breezed, the defense worked. St. Paul junior tailback Nicolas Grigsby rushed 25 times for 175 yards, but every time the Swordsmen got into the red zone, the Notre Dame defense stifled. St. Paul reached the 11 on the game’s first drive but had to settle for Michael Thomas’ 28-yard field goal. A second-quarter drive reached the 10 before going backward, and Thomas kicked a 35-yard field goal. On the game’s final drive, St. Paul reached the 8, but Kevin Jusko intercepted a pass in the end zone as time ran out. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!