Forget the Wolves, Blue Jays Are Stalking Wildcats Friday Night
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Central High of Baton Rouge comes to Tad Gormley Stadium on Friday, September 19 to try to do what Jesuit did to St. Paul’s last week. Avenge a bitter loss in the 2013 season. The Blue Jays went after the Wolves from the opening kickoff and didn’t stop until the final whistle, coming home with its first victory of the season, an improbable but highly entertaining lopsided win, 49-22.
But as Coach Mark Songy constantly reminds his players, any team who dwells in the past doesn’t have much of a future.
Hopefully, at the Blue Jays’ practices this week, little thought if any, was given to that oh-so-sweet victory against the Wolves, who a year earlier had stung the Jays in the Superdome, 24-21, as time expired.
The week after the Jays lost to St. Paul’s in the Superdome, the Blue & White traveled to Central High in Baton Rouge to renew a rivalry that had been dormant for some time. Jesuit beat the Wildcats in a thriller, 17-14. Now the Wildcats are the visitors and they will be looking to atone for last year’s tough loss. Much like Jesuit did last week in Covington.
When the Jays (1-1) and the Wildcats (2-0) kick off at 7 p.m., the game will mark only the second time the two teams have met on the field.
For Jesuit, the game is special in that it is the team’s home opener. Pre-sale tickets are $6 each for adults and students and $3 for children (ages 6-11). Tickets will be on sale daily at the switchboard and on Friday in the Student Commons during lunch. All tickets purchased at the gate are $8. Student IDs will not be accepted at the gate, while season tickets will be accepted for this home game.