Jaguars defeat Blue Valley North at away game

After a back and forth game, the Jags come out on top 35-30

Taylir Charest

 

 

The Jaguars beat the Blue Valley North Mustangs on Thursday, Oct.12.

To open up the game, the Mustangs received the ball and started on the 20-yard line. On the same drive, the Jaguars intercepted the ball at the BVNorth 40-yard line and ran it back to the 20-yard line.

Following the play, the Mustangs intercepted the ball at their own 15-yard line. They took advantage of the interception and ran a 53-yard pass into the endzone for a touchdown. This gave them an early lead of 7-0.

When the Jaguars took possession, they brought the ball to the Mustang 45-yard line. On a fourth down, junior kicker Jack Matchette missed the field goal attempt.

BVNorth didn’t score on their next drive and punted the ball back to the Jags.

Junior Matty Wittenauer scored the first Jaguar touchdown after running in a pass by senior quarterback Brody Flaming.  With 3:14 minutes left in the first quarter, the game was tied.

In order to win the game, Head Coach Joel Applebee believed the players performed like they needed to.

“We just told them we need to execute, and I thought they did a really good job of that,” Applebee said.

Early in the second quarter, the Mustangs kicked a 37-yard field goal, putting them up three points over the Jaguars.

Junior running back Cameron Young received the next kickoff. He ran the ball to the Jaguar 30-yard line, giving some momentum back to the Jaguars.  On the same drive, Flaming ran the ball in for another touchdown. This brought the score to 14-10 Jags.

As the end of the half was approaching, junior wide receiver Dustyn Sweet received a long pass down the field from Flaming. Following the pass, Flaming ran the ball in for a touchdown.

Flaming was proud of the offense and what they accomplished.

“It feels great to get back on the tracks that we needed to be on our offensive side,” Flaming said.

With 1:02 left in the second quarter, junior linebacker Sage Sieperda intercepted the ball from the Mustangs. The score at half was 21-10 with the Jaguars in the lead.

Opening up the second half, the Jaguars started at the 20-yard line.  After a pass for 9 yards, the Jags scored off a 71-yard run.

In response, the Mustangs ran the ball 2 yards for a touchdown, bringing the score to 28-17 Jaguars.

Failing to move the ball down the field, the Jaguars punted it back to BVNorth. The Mustangs ran the ball 17 yards for another touchdown, but missed a two point conversion.

Junior wide receiver Logan Talley ran in a touchdown, giving the Jags the lead of 35-23 with 7:22 left in the fourth quarter.

Applebee was pleased with the way the team competed in the game.

“Every game in our league is a challenge,” Applebee said. “There’s not a game that’s not, so I’m extremely proud of the way our kids came out and played tonight.”

As BVNorth was making their way down the field, junior defensive lineman Christian Roth sacked the quarterback on the 38-yd line.  The Mustangs scored a touchdown on the same drive.

The final score of the game was 35-30, making their record 3-4.

“We knew that we had to come out and play well to succeed,” Flaming said. “We definitely did that.”

The Jaguars will play the Gardner-Edgerton Trailblazers in an away game on Friday, Oct. 20 for their last regular season game.

 

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