Jesuit Football Gets First Win in Manale Era

Posted September 20, 2021 / Last updated September 21, 2021

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Freshman Jasper Parker outruns two Riverdale defenders on Sept. 17, 2021. Parker finished with 61 yards rushing.

It did not take long for new Jesuit head coach Ryan Manale to get in his first win in Blue and White. The Blue Jays, after postponing the first game against Riverdale due to hurricane Ida, suited up for a 3:15 p.m. matchup against the Scottish Rebels and played diligently from the opening kick. When the final whistle blew at Pan American Stadium, Jesuit was on the winning side of a 52-0 score.

The Jays only needed to pass for 79 yards in the air, including a Jack Larriviere a 40-yard touchdown pass to junior Jace Larsen, to secure the one-sided victory. The game was truly won on the ground as Jesuit ran for 340 yards with 11 different players recording a rushing attempt. Jesuit will look to ride this momentum into a primetime matchup with rival Brother Martin on Friday at Tad Gormley with kickoff set for 7 p.m. Jesuit stood tall vs. Riverdale in the season opener. Here’s how the Blue Jays did it.

Photos by Jacob Reeder ‘19,