Football Finishes 5-5, Hosts St. Paul’s in Playoffs

Posted November 5, 2018 / Last updated November 12, 2018

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Jesuit’s football team suffered a 16-8 loss to Brother Martin on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium.

After a tough non-district loss to Destrehan on October 26, the Blue Jays looked to close out their season above .500 with a Catholic League victory over the Crusaders. The Jesuit defense had just surrendered more points to Destrehan (28) than it had all season, while the offense impressed with two scoring drives in both the first and fourth quarters. In Friday night’s game against the Crusaders, the defense clearly buckled down and, in the end, allowed just 16 points. The offense struggled in the first half, could not find a rhythm after halftime, and could not find a touchdown until there was 2:34 left in the game.

Through the Lens…

Defensive end Perry Ganci pressures the Crusaders’ quarterback and forces him to throw the ball away. Ganci recorded 11 tackles and two sacks in another stout defensive effort by the Jays.

View the Photo Gallery of the Jesuit-Br. Martin Football Game

By the Numbers…

Jesuit: 220 yards of total offense (62 rushing, 158 passing)
Br. Martin: 264 
yards of total offense (112 rushing, 152 passing)

Passing: Robert McMahon, 11-27, 158 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: Willie Robinson, 4 CAR, 27 YDS; Brayton Whittington, 8-38; Robert McMahon, 13-0.
Receiving: Luke LaForge, 1 REC, 20 YDS, 1 TD; Noah Varnado, 6-69; Brenden Berggren, 3-48; Will Moran, 1-17; Zach Charneco, 1-2; Willie Robinson, 2-27

Scoring Summary
Jack Landry 36-yard field goal
0 3
LJ Gilyot 41-yd pass from Garrett Mmahat
Jack Landry kick
0 10
Jack Landry 33-yard FG
0 13
Jack Landry 33-yard FG
0 16
Luke LaForge 20-yd pass from Robert McMahon
LaForge pass from McMahon (2-pt. conversion good)
8 16

In His Words…

“We got outplayed,” said head coach Mark Songy after the game. “They just did a better job than we did. At this point, we certainly have a lot to straighten out, so it doesn’t matter who we face next. We can’t play like that against anybody and expect our season to go any longer.”

On the Horizon…

View the 2018 LHSAA Football Playoff Bracket for Div. I

Jesuit (5-5, 3-3) will host St. Paul’s (5-5) in the opening round of the state playoffs on Saturday night at Tad Gormley Stadium with kickoff set for 6:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $7.00 each for adults, students, and children (ages 6-11) and are available for purchase at the switchboard Tuesday through Friday of this week from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All tickets purchased at the gate are $9.00 each.  Note that both student ID’s and season passes will not be accepted at the gate for this LHSAA playoff contest.

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