Jesuit 21, Newsome 14
Brandon 0, Bloomingdale 0
Spring game-breakers: Jesuit jumped on Newsome quickly when Matthew Garcia returned the opening kickoff to the Wolves’ 10-yard line before scoring a touchdown three plays later. …Newsome answered by returning the ensuing kickoff to the Jesuit 37 and later scoring via a 25-yard touchdown run by Clint Carnell. …The Tigers took the lead before the break after a 13-play drive that ended with a 17-yard touchdown run by Rico Gonzalez. Jesuit put the game out of reach with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Travis Johnson. …Bloomingdale’s Eugene Baker ran the ball 10 times for 58 yards. …Bulls quarterback Cody Crouse showed his ability to move the ball up the field, completing 9 of 13 for 59 yards.
Did you know? Jesuit’s top two running backs from last season graduated, leaving a gaping hole in a Tigers offense that is predominantly based in the running game. Coach James Harrell plans to use a running back by committee approach with seniors Gonzalez and Garcia leading the way. …Bloomingdale’s tie with Brandon is a drastic improvement over its past two spring games, which were lost by a combined score of 48-7.
Audible 1: “Each of our backs has a unique skill set. We try to complement our power guys with slashers. As much as we run we can’t have one guy and expect him to carry it that many times.” — Harrell
Audible 2: “I liked the effort we had tonight. We’re more athletic than we’ve been in the past and it shows.” — Bloomingdale coach John Booth