Central Catholic Sweeps Jesuit
The number one ranked Rams rolled over the Crusaders to complete a sweep following wins earlier in the week at the freshman and junior varsity level.
It was a tale of two halves with Jesuit taking the initial lead early in the game. The Rams fought to earn a lead of 10-7, only to see the Crusaders tie the game with a field goal going into the half. The Rams came out hot to start out the second half with a kickoff return for a touchdown of 97 yards by Cameron Scarlett. The Rams continued to build their lead and withstood a furious Jesuit attack. In the final minute, Saadiq Calhoun put an end to the Jesuit comeback with an interception.
Central Catholic’s freshman team beat Jesuit for the first time in recent memory with a score of 20-6. The Rams earned the victory with solid team play. Central Catholic did a good job sharing the ball on offense, and the team was spurred on by a 90-yard kickoff return by Jack Vecchi.
At the junior varsity level, the Rams fought hard to slip past Jesuit on the last play of the game. The final score was 24-22 after a game-ending field goal hammered home from 29 yards by Owen White. At the end of the first half, the Rams scored to go up 14-10 on a touchdown, but found themselves down by a point with less than two minutes left to play in the game. The Rams covered a ton of ground and converted two fourth downs to get in position for the game-winning field goal.
“It’s great for our football program to take care of Jesuit at all three levels of play, and nice to bring home bragging rights for the year,” says Head Football Coach Steve Pyne. “I’m proud of our players and coaches, and thankful for a supportive community.”
The unbeaten varsity team will face off against Reynolds on Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium.