Jaguars win over Blue Valley Southwest

The Jags defeated the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves 51-26 on Friday, Sept. 15

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

The Jaguars defeated the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves 51-26 on Friday, Sept. 15. This victory improves their record to 2-1.

On the opening drive, the Timberwolves went for it on fourth down and three. They scored a touchdown, giving them a 7-0 lead.

The Jags quickly responded with a 69-yard touchdown by senior wide receiver Evan Rice. Junior kicker Jack Matchette was unable to get off a kick for the extra point after a bad snap. The Jags trailed 7-6.

Cornerback coach Ian Nichols believes the defense knew how to respond to the early touchdown.

“It just kind of goes along with the mentality we have on defense: next play,” Nichols said. “We knew that we’d have to just go out and keep playing, just forget about it.”

A punt return by junior wide receiver Logan Talley gave the Jaguars the ball at the Timberwolves’ 11-yard line. Talley then caught the ball for a touchdown, giving the Jaguars a 13-7 lead.

A fumble recovery by junior linebacker Sage Sieperda on the kickoff return set up a field goal by Matchette, extending the Jags lead to 16-7.

Late in the first half, senior quarterback Brody Flaming ran the ball 57-yards for a touchdown. At the end of the first half, the Jaguars lead 23-7.

Senior offensive lineman Mitchell Grissom believes that although they had some struggles, they were pleased with the end result.

“[The] offensive line just had to get off the ball faster and get off lower and just be more physical up front. That’s all it takes,” Grissom said. “We came out with [a good outcome and] that’s all we can ask for.”

Less than a minute into the first half, Flaming found junior wide receiver Dustyn Sweet for a 58-yard touchdown, giving the Jaguars a 30-7 lead.

Talley thinks the amount of long touchdowns boosted the offense’s confidence.

“It gave us a lot of momentum in the passing game,” Talley said. “Offensive line did a great job letting [Flaming] stay in the pocket. [Flaming] stepped in there and made great throws. So, that really carried us throughout the game.”

The Timberwolves responded with a touchdown of their own, bringing the score to 30-14.

Talley quickly answered with a 78-yard reception for a touchdown.

The Jaguars tacked on another quick touchdown late in the third quarter, Flaming again finding Rice. The Jaguars lead 44-14.

The Timberwolves countered with a touchdown, cutting into the Jaguars’ lead 44-20.

After a turnover on downs, Flaming completed a pass to Talley, who ran it 51 yards for a touchdown.

The Timberwolves scored a touchdown on their next drive, but a failed two-point conversion made the score 51-26. This was the final score.

Junior defensive back Eli Midyett intercepted the ball to end the game.

Talley believes the team gets better with each game.

“We play in a hard league, and each week we have to get better and better,” Talley said. “We’re a young team so the more experience we get, the better we get.”

Next week the Jaguars will face the Blue Valley High School Tigers in an away game on Friday, Sept. 22.

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