On Saturday Nov. 26, the Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity
basketball team kicked off their season by defeating Oak Ridge
High School in a blowout, posting a final score of 67-43.
Head Coach Timothy Kelly notes how the team started the season
well, but still thinks they can play better.
“Yeah, I think we played okay,” Coach Kelly said. “We can be a
lot better than we are right now. There’s some good enthusiasm;
we’re doing some really good things out there, and there are some
things that we could still improve upon.”
The Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity football team defeated
the Davis Senior High School Blue Devils in a 35-0 blowout.
The team had a very strong win and look to continue their success
in the 2022 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Football Playoffs, with their
first game on Saturday, Nov. 5 against Joseph A. Gregori High
On Friday Oct. 14, the Jesuit High School Sacramento football
team defeated the Cosumnes Oaks High School Wolfpack 28-7. The
game was a great show of strength, and a great boon for
confidence as Jesuit looks towards Friday, Oct. 21, when they
take on Elk Grove High School in the Delta League Championship.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, the varsity football team of Jesuit High
School Sacramento won a home game against Franklin High School.
The final score was 62-7, which boosts Jesuit’s overall record to
6-1 while also maintaining an undefeated record in the
Delta League (3-0).
On Saturday, Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity football team
defeated the Sheldon High School Huskies at home 35 to 21. It was
a back and forth game, but in the end, Jesuit was able to pull
out a hard earned win against a tough opponent.
In the 2021-2022 season, the Jesuit High School, Sacramento
Varsity Football Team had six wins and zero losses in the Delta
League, including a 44-0 victory versus Christian Brothers High
School in the Holy Bowl. Including non-league games, the team
ended the season with a 10-2 record. They lost only to Folsom
High School, last year’s Northern California football champions.
This year’s varsity team’s first game will be against Bishop
Manogue High School on Friday, Aug. 26, in Reno, Nevada.
On Oct. 6, 2020, Jesuit High School Sacramento student Bassem
Mansour ’23 was riding his bike when he was hit by a truck and
dragged 50-feet. After the accident, he had to be airlifted to
the hospital due to severe blood loss.
Jon Favreau’s “The Book of Boba Fett” premiered on Disney Plus
starting Dec. 29, 2021. The show stars Temuera Morrison as Boba
Fett, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, Pedro Pascal as The
Mandalorian, and many more special cameos. The show takes place
just after the events of the second season of Jon Favreau’s other
show “The Mandalorian,” and it follows a wounded Boba Fett
on his journey to take over Mos Espa as its benevolent crime
The class of 2023 had their freshman year cut short by COVID-19
pandemic as well as many having their sophomore year fully
digitalized. Now, juniors at Jesuit High School Sacramento are
finishing their first full year on campus, enthusiastic to kick
off their more normal and surely memorable high school
“Scream” was released on Jan. 14, 2022 and was directed by Matt
Bettelini-Oplin and Tyler Gillet. The film stars Jenna Ortega,
Mellissa Barea, Dylan Minnete, Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott,
Courtney Cox as Gale Weathers, and David Arquette as Dewy
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” was released by Sony Pictures on Nov.
19, 2021, and is produced by Columbia Pictures. The film is
directed by Jason Reitman, written by Gil Kenan, Jason Reitman,
and Dan Akyroyd, and stars Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace, Finn
Wolfhard, and many more.
“Eternals” was released in the United States on Nov. 5, 2021. The
film was directed by Chloe Zhao and released and produced by
Marvel Studios. The film stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Salma
Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and many more.
One of my colleagues, Rowan Craig ’23, wrote an
opinion for The Plank calling the video game “UFC 4” a
fun installment in the “UFC” video game franchise. As a
distinguished video game reviewer, I was offended, because “UFC
4” is not fun at all; in fact, it’s a really boring game.
“No Time to Die” was released in theatres on Oct. 8th 2021, and
is the 25th and final film of Daniel Craig’s rendition of James
Bond. The film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and stars
Daniel Craig, Ana De Armas, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, and many
The action thriller “The Suicide Squad” was released in the
United States on Aug. 6th, 2021. The film is directed by James
Gunn, produced and released by Warner Bros. Pictures, and stars
Idris Elba, John Cena, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman,
and many more.
Directed by David Fincher and starring Gary Oldman, Amanda
Seyfried, and Charles Dance, “Mank,” one of Netflix’s newest
films, tells the story of the creative process of Herman J.
Mankiewicz as he creates the great movie Citizen Kane.
The Oscars are a once-a-year event presented by the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that recognized the finest in
film making in the past year. This year’s ceremony will
take place on April 25 at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Released on Sept. 4, 2021, the Current Gen version of “NBA2K21”
is developed by Visual Sports and 2K sports. There’s also a Next
Gen version of the game that is only accessible for PS5 and
Xbox Series X, but this review focuses solely on the Current Gen
edition that can be played on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4,
Nintendo Switch, Stadia, and PC platforms.
Never one to see the lights go out on a production, the Jesuit Drama Fall 2020 original play adapted to become virtual. “Show. (And Tell): Items from the Museum of Lost Things” premiered in November, keeping alive the 50-plus year tradition of actors from Jesuit and St. Francis High Schools coming together “on stage.”
Released by Activision and created by Treyarch, “Call of Duty:
Black Ops Cold War” uses the usual Call of Duty style of
having three game modes: Campaign, Zombies, and Multiplayer. It
also comes with a fun addition from the previous “Call of Duty:
Modern Warfare Game,” Warzone.
While the main focus of the 2020 election is seemingly on the two
presidential candidates, President Donald Trump and former Vice
President Joe Biden, the job of a voter goes beyond just
selecting the next president of the United States.
“Tenet” is an action-packed yet thought-provoking film directed
by Christopher Nolan, which stars John David Washington, Robert
Pattison, and Elizabeth Debicki. This mind-bending action
thriller follows a secret agent (Washington) and his trusted
friend Neil (Pattinson) as they try to prevent Sator (Kenneth
Branagh) from starting World War III.
For the Jesuit High School Sacramento community, much has changed
due to the pandemic. While academics and athletics look notably
different, another part of Jesuit that has been forced to make
adjustments has been Jesuit Drama. The program has gone from
in-person shows and rehearsals in the Black Box theatre to Zoom
meetings, and performances over live streams.