Gridiron Jays Stun St. Paul’s in Cross-Shore Rivalry
The fighting Blue Jays showed tremendous grit on Friday night at Tad Gormley stadium against St. Paul’s, stunning their northshore rivals in a captivating week-2 match-up. Coming into the fourth quarter with a comfortable two touchdown lead, Jesuit’s advantage was flattened by two St. Paul’s touchdowns in the final six minutes that simply stunned the Jays . But Jesuit never said die and showed themselves to be the number-one stunner, delivering a knock-out combination in the final two minutes. Robert McMahon threw the first jab with a 48-yard bomb to Noah Varnado to put the Jays up by seven with 1:21 to lay. Matthew Sauviac followed with a swift cross by recovering a forced fumble on the subsequent kickoff. Then kicker Max Scheurich delivered the debilitating blow with his second 42-yard tap through the uprights. St. Paul’s was down for the count, and the Jays prevailed 34-24.
Through the Lens…
By the Numbers…
Jesuit: 306 yards of total offense (84 rushing, 222 passing)
St. Paul’s: 272 yards of total offense (65 rushing, 202 passing)
Passing: Robert McMahon, 11-19, 222 YDS, 3 TD.
Rushing: Brayton Whittington, 20 CAR, 55 YDS, 1 TD; Robert McMahon, 16-24; Willie Robinson, 3-5
Receiving: Noah Varnado, 5 REC, 109 YDS, 2 TD; Will Moran, 1-34; Brendan Berggren, 3-50, 1 TD; Dylan Faust, 1-5; Brayton Whittington, 1-10.
In His Words…
“We made big plays when it really counted,” Coach Songy said after the game. “We came back, and we kept making big play after big play. I think our coaches did a great job. Our kids played 48 minutes of scratch, grit, and I’m used to that, and I’m excited about that. We just won a significant football game against a really, really good football team. Hopefully that propels us into the next couple of weeks where we ride this momentum and continue to get better. I’m really pumped for us.”
On the Horizon…
Jesuit (1-1) travels to Central (B.R.) for its week-3 game. The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m.