In their final home game of the 2015 season, the Freshman Jesuit Marauders did what they do so well; they won. Since their heartbreaking loss to Yuba City on September 5, the Marauders have continued to improve each week and have won 6 straight (with one tie to Folsom). This time, the Marauders caged the Franklin Wildcats 29-14 in a fairly one-sided game.
Playing under the lights on a brisk fall evening, the Frosh Marauders continued their winning ways, shutting out the Sheldon Huskies 35-0. It was a game where once again, the Marauder defense came up with big stops while the offense capitalized on big plays to dominate the Huskies. The Marauders scored in each quarter for the first time all season.
As the sun lit the October sky on fire Thursday night, 2-way starter Connor McIntee played big in the Frosh Marauder’s defeat of the Thundering Herd at Elk Grove High School. McIntee’s contributions at Tight End (21 yard reception to the goal line, blocking to open lanes for his offensive backfield) and at Defensive End (7 tackles, including a sack, tackle for loss, and a fumble recovery) shined like the red sky as the Frosh Marauders corraled the Thundering Herd, 21-15.
Anticipate, Devastate, Dominate. That precisely described the Frosh Marauders’s defense as they played the Vacaville Bulldogs last Thursday, October 1. In a game plagued by penalties and turnovers, this game was decided by the Marauder defense. After giving up big plays on the outside edge to a fast Vacaville Bulldog team most of the game, it was the Marauder defense that showed up in the 4th quarter in the come from behind crowd pleaser.
It was a “pleasant” Thursday afternoon as the Frosh Marauders faced their first Delta League opponent this season – the Pleasant Grove Eagles, on September 24. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the outcome was far from pleasant after “Jesuit Law” – Bryce Law that is – prevailed. Law’s performance at Kicker (3 out of 5 kickoffs with no returns, 4 for 4 on PATs, a Field Goal), Punter (50 and 69 yards) and Receiver (TD reception with 4.3 seconds left in the 1st half) played a key role in Jesuit’s victory.
From the 1st possession, it seemed Jesuit was unstoppable. Behind a dominant O-Line, QB Hank Harvego (himself with 21 rushing and 139 passing yards) directed the running attack, featuring Isaiah Ward (with over 180 all purpose yards for the game) who ultimately scored on an 8 yard run for the first score of the game. Subsequent series displayed running back Jackson Canaan (over 85 all purpose yards) who later scored 2 more touchdowns putting the Marauders up 21-7 at the half.
Temperatures were predicted to soar to above 100 degrees for the 2:00 pm Freshmen kickoff of Holy Bowl 2015. The temperatures remained manageable – it was the Marauders who were too hot for the Christian Brothers’ Falcons to handle. Overcoming mistakes with a balanced attack of offense and defense, the Marauders (1-2) secured their 1st victory with 28-20 victory.
In the final seconds of their home opener Saturday September 4, the Freshmen Marauders lost a close game 31-33 to the Yuba City Honkers. Despite the outcome, running back Jackson Canaan showed his ability to shred the field, racking up over 220 all purpose yards and 4 TDs for the Marauders, including an explosive opening kickoff return for 80 yards to give the Marauders a 7-0 lead 10 seconds into the game. Quarterback Hank Harvego directed the offensive attack throughout the game, including connecting with wide receiver Cade Cunningham for a 47 yard TD pass and punching one in o
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