(COVINGTON, LA) — The St. Paul’s Wolves are set to take on the Jesuit Blue Jays in a week-two rivalry game in Hunter Stadium on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. Both teams are ready to add their own chapter to the historic rivalry that dates back decades upon decades.
The Wolves started off week one with a 35-28 loss to the Edna Karr Cougars last Friday. It was a disappointing way to start off the season; however, the Wolves will take this game as nothing but a learning experience.
The team made several costly and avoidable errors in their season opener, including a kickoff return fumble to start off the second half which led to a Cougar touchdown. The Wolves also had trouble stopping Cougar Quarterback Aldon Clark who finished 12 for 19 for 257 yards.
Sophomore quarterback Johntae Mcdowell looked very promising in his first regular season start, finishing with 16 completions on 27 attempts with 231 yards and one interception. Senior receiver Timothy Bedford finished with six catches, 157 yards, and three touchdowns.
The Jesuit Blue Jays are coming into the game with a 1-0 record after a 13-6 victory over Warren Easton. Despite being restricted to 185 total yards on offense, the Blue Jays were able to capitalize on five Easton turnovers.
The most notable offensive player for Jesuit this year is Senior running back Connor Prouet, who was responsible for Jesuit’s only touchdown last week.
In 2015, the annual battle between the Wolves and the Blue Jays ended in a nail-biting 17-14 Jesuit victory that came down to a missed field goal that would have sent the game into overtime.
The Wolves will certainly be looking for revenge after losing this rivalry for the past two years, as the last time the Wolves beat the Blue Jays was in 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.