Jaguars improve to 2-0 with win over Huskies

A 40-6 win over the Blue Valley Northwest Huskies improves the Jaguars to 2-0

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By Karissa Schmidt

While waving an American flag, the Jaguar football team sways back and forth waiting for their entrance to start the game against Blue Valley Northwest in Friday, Sept. 11. The Jaguars defeated the Huskies, 40-6, furthering their record to 2-0.

Tori Aerni, JagWire editor-in-chief

In the first home varsity game played on the turf on Friday, Sept. 11, the Jaguars came out on top, defeating Blue Valley Northwest 40-6. Here is a recap of each scoring drive:

7-0; Jaguars

Junior running back Tristan Milne ran for the first touchdown of the night. The extra point by senior kicker Andrew Hicks was good to give the Jaguars an early lead.

14-0; Jaguars

After forcing the Huskies to punt and a run by senior wide receiver Lucas Krull, a touchdown pass was was executed by senior quarterback Logan Koch to senior wide receiver Christian Jegen. A successful extra point extended the lead to 14-0 in the first quarter.

Extending the lead, senior Christian Jegen dives into the Jaguar end zone.
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21-0; Jaguars

A fumble recovery by senior linebacker Cole Morris led to a touchdown run by Krull, adding six more points to the board. Hicks’ extra point was good, the Jaguars leading 21-0 in the beginning of the second quarter.

Morris knew that the Jaguars would have to work hard from the beginning in order to get ahead of the Huskies.

“We definitely knew they were going to be a great team,” Morris said. “We had to bring focus and a lot of toughness to beat them.”

 

Making a break for the end zone, senior Luke Krull blocks the defender, maintaining the lead against BVNW.
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23-0; Jaguars

With 7:00 to play before halftime, the Jaguars added two points to the board with a safety.

23-6; Huskies

The Huskies lessened the point deficit with a touchdown with 2:43 before halftime. The extra point was blocked by senior defensive lineman Anthony Brown.

Brown put the tough mentality the team had been preparing with all week to work during this play.

“We had to come out, be prepared, have great focus all week and be mentally and physically tough all week,” Brown said. “We came in looking for a win. We played tough last week so we were looking to play tough this week.”

30-6; Jaguars

Only minutes after the Huskies scored, the Jaguars scored once again.  Krull ran for his second touchdown of the night and the extra point by Hicks was good, making the score 30-6 going into halftime.

37-6; Jaguars

An interception by senior corner back Sebastian Peterson late in the third quarter led to a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. A touchdown pass from Koch to Krull and a successful extra point by Hicks, got the student section excited as they sang along to the fight song post-touchdown.

40-6; Jaguars

The final points of the night were completed through a 26-yard field goal by Hicks.

Post-game

The fans cheered alongside the team after the win, singing the fight song and the alma mater.

Brown said that the team must focus only on what is is the near future in order to prepare for next week’s game.

“We just have to keep battling, keep thinking 1-0, because it’s just one day at a time, and one game at a time,” Brown said.

The Jaguars will play Derby High School at home Friday, Sept. 18 in the annual Homecoming game.

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