Football defeats De Soto 18-7

The team made a second half comeback and bested De Soto's offense in a close game Friday, Nov. 15

Anna Ricker, JAG assistant web editor

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The football team settled their rivalry against De Soto Friday, Nov. 15, beating the Wildcats 18-7 in a tight game. The defense shut down De Soto’s offense, allowing only one scoring drive and limiting their offense to just 169 total yards.

Down 7-2 at the end of the first half, the Jaguars came back in the third quarter when quarterback Cooper Marsh ran a 20 yard touchdown making the score 8-7. Marsh believes their second half comeback was due to the defense and how well they were doing.

“The defense was lights out tonight. We played a hell of a game and it helped us a lot.” Marsh said. “We were shaky at times, [especially] myself. I had a couple turnovers that, thankfully the defense picked us up. We got to be cleaner next week.”

Taking the lead into the fourth quarter, the Jaguars held the one point lead until senior Tyler Green ran for a 40 yard touchdown with only six minutes and 25 seconds to go. Green describes what he felt before and after his game winning touchdown.

“I was really hype, but I knew something was coming,” Green said. “I put my boys first and I trust my boys over anyone. I know that no matter who we play we’re always going to come out and chill out.”

The loud, competitive atmosphere also played a large role in the game, as Green explained. 

“I love this atmosphere. No matter who we play, where we play it just comes down to us. Coach always says, no matter what we just keep our heads down, we’ll keep working and then we show out on Fridays,” Green said. “We ignore the sounds but the atmosphere was amazing and I just love that.”

The game finished with a 26 yard field goal kicked by junior Chris Tennant in the last two minutes of the game. 

Senior Grant Frost looks ahead at what the team can improve for next week’s game against St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday, Nov. 22.

“I think we got to take that next step forward,” Frost said. “We got to get better [and] we just got to keep building on what we have.”

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