(NEW ORLEANS) — The St. Paul’s Wolves will face off against the defending Division I state champion Jesuit Blue Jays tonight at 7 p.m. at Tad Gormley Stadium.
The Wolves and Blue Jays have developed a rivalry dubbed “The Battle of the Blues”, facing off in numerous academic and athletic competitions, such as in the 2015 Division I soccer state championship. The Wolves and Blue Jays have squared off on the football in each of the past two years, splitting the meetings. The Wolves defeated the Blue Jays on a last-second field goal in 2013, but the Blue Jays defeated the Wolves 49-22 last year.
Last week, the Blue Jays opened their season with a 26-21 loss to Warren Easton.
“It’s going to sound like a cliché, but we have to grow up and not make the same mistakes we made a week ago,” said Jesuit coach Mark Songy, as reported by nola.com.
The Wolves opened their regular season with a 34-7 rout of Edna Karr. The Wolves were led offensively by senior quarterback Kenny Sears, who accounted for 232 passing yards and threw touchdowns to seniors Mason Hebert, Grant Gallaspy, and Domnic Davenport. The Wolves also scored on a one-yard run by sophomore Corey Williamson and a 55-yard interception return by junior Brycen Brown.
Advance tickets for the game can be purchased at the St. Paul’s administrative building for $7 each, with proceeds going directly to the school. Tickets will also be available at the gate for $8 each. Wolves fans are encouraged to wear gold in support of their team.