High Fives for Football: Jays Win Battle of the Birds, 34-3

Posted October 28, 2019 / Last updated November 1, 2019

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The Jesuit High School (JHS) football team captured its fifth win on Saturday when the Blue Jays defeated the Shaw Eagles, 34-3, at Joe Zimmerman Stadium. Jesuit (5-3, 3-2) moves back above .500 in district play with two games left on the schedule.

The Jays scored five times in the first half—three touchdowns and two field goals—on the way to their most productive offensive performance all season. Senior quarterback Grant Jordan rushed for two touchdowns and threw one to junior receiver Luke Besh from seven yards out before the end of the first quarter.

It was a tremendous half for freshman kicker Aidan Corbello, who converted a 41-yard field goal and a 29-yarder in the last six minutes to give Jesuit a 27-0 lead. All told, Corbello completed a perfect game as he went 2-for-2 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points.

The Jays had a shutout brewing until Shaw’s kicker joined the field-goal fun on a 39-yard make with 2:52 remaining in the game. When analyzing post-game objectives, the Jesuit defense checked off all of the important boxes. They allowed less than 100 yards, prevented big plays, and forced a number of three-and-out situations. Defensive lineman Ethan Branch led the effort with four tackles, two for losses, and zero missed tackles.

Through the Lens…

Kicker Aidan Corbello nails a field goal from 41 yards out.

View the Photo Gallery from the Jesuit-Shaw Football Game

By the Numbers…

Jesuit: 403 yards of total offense (123 rushing, 102 passing)
91 yards of total offense (15 rushing, 76 passing)

Passing: Grant Jordan, 17-27, 198 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: Jordan Hughes, 8 CAR, 51 YDS; Jaylen Williams, 10-50, G. Jordan, 11-48, Luke Besh, 3-17, Rader Jackson, 5-15, Jack Larriviere, 8-15, Gates Barre, 7-9
Receiving: Luke LaForge, 3 REC, 56 YDS; Luke Besh, 6 REC, 51 YDS, 1 TD; Grant Moreau, 1-11; Presten Berggren, 1-10; Rader Jackson, 1-16; A.J. Alvarez, 1-9; Win Schibler, 1-5

Scoring Summary
JHS  –   TOUCHDOWN – Grant Jordan 5 yard RUN (Aidan Corbello kick GOOD)
JHS  –   TOUCHDOWN – Jordan 1 yard RUN (Corbello kick GOOD)
JHS  –   TOUCHDOWN – Jordan 7 yard PASS to Luke Besh. (Corbello kick GOOD)
JHS  –  FIELD GOAL – Corbello kick for 41 yards GOOD
JHS  –  FIELD GOAL – Corbello kick for 29 yards GOOD
JHS  –   TOUCHDOWN – Jaylen Williams 2 yard RUN (Corbello kick GOOD)
S –  FIELD GOAL – 38 yards GOOD

On the Horizon…

Jesuit plays at Hahnville on Friday night, Nov. 1, with kickoff set for 7:00.  Pre-sale tickets are $7.00 each for adults, students, and children.  Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase from 7:30-3:45 Tuesday through Friday at the switchboard.  All tickets purchased at the gate are $8.00.  Note that both student ID’s and season passes will not be accepted at the gate for admission for this non-district contest.