Football Falls to Curtis, 35-14

Posted October 21, 2019 / Last updated October 22, 2019

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The Jesuit High School (JHS) football team fell 35-14 to John Curtis on Friday night at Tulane’s Yulman Stadium. The Blue Jays were hoping to end the Patriots’ 21-, now 22-game Catholic League win streak; and that hope was still alive as Jesuit limited Curtis, who averaged 35 first-half points through its first six games, to a two-possession, 21-7 halftime lead.

Unfortunately, Jesuit (4-3, 2-2) was unable to capitalize on receiving the ball first in the second half. The Jays’ opening 3rd-quarter possession, it could be argued, was their last chance to keep up with the top-ranked team in the state of Louisiana. lists John Curtis (7-0, 3-0) first on its Top 10 rankings with Rummel ranked third. The Jays face Rummel for their final game of the regular season, with games at Shaw and Hahnville preceding it. 

Jesuit quarterback Grant Jordan, who was just named the Player of Week 6 on multiple platforms, struggled at times facing the stout Patriots defense. Despite his struggles he once again found the end zone with his arm and his feet. Jordan hit Luke Besh on a nice rollout pass in the first half and scored on a quarterback sneak in the second half. Besh snagged his fourth touchdown pass on the season, matching his junior class counterpart Luke LaForge. And Besh can thank LaForge for that touchdown, as it was LaForge recovering a muffed punt to set up the score. “The Lukes” now have four touchdowns and more than 400 receiving yards each. 

Through the Lens…

Will Hawkins (#18) stares at the football as Luke LaForge (#11) reaches out his hands to recover the muffed punt. “Jays’ Ball!”

View the Photo Gallery from the Jesuit-Curtis Football Game

By the Numbers…

Jesuit: 236 yards of total offense (83 rushing, 153 passing)
John Curtis: 346
 yards of total offense (280 rushing, 66 passing)

Passing: Grant Jordan, 14-30, 153 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: G. Jordan, 15 CAR, 58 YDS, TD; Rader Jackson, 9-14; Jordan Hughes, 4-7; Jaylen Williams, 2-4
Receiving: Luke LaForge, 5 REC, 60 YDS; Luke Besh, 5-47; Grant Moreau, 2-32; Presten Berggren, 1-8; Max Milano, 1-6

Scoring Summary

JC: Corey Wren 46-yard run (Austin McCready kick).
JC: Collin Guggenheim 2-yard run (Austin McCready kick)
JHS: Luke Besh 2-yard pass from Grant Jordan (Aiden Corbello kick).
JC: Corey Wren 26-yard run (Austin McCready kick).
JC: Collin Guggenheim 12-yard run (Austin McCready kick).
JC: Collin Guggenheim 1-yard run (Austin McCready kick).
JHS: Grant Jordan 1-yard run (Aiden Corbello kick).

In His Words…

“Our guys played hard, and I’m really happy with our effort,’’ Jesuit head football coach Mark Songy said. “We made some mistakes that we couldn’t overcome against a really talented team. But I’m always proud of our team.’’

On the Horizon…

On the road again, Jesuit (4-3, 2-2) travels to Joe Zimmerman Stadium to face Archbishop Shaw. The Jays and Eagles kick off at 7 p.m.

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