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Brother Martin defeated Jesuit, 28-10, in this week's Online Game of the Week
Brother Martin defeated Jesuit, 28-10, in this week's Online Game of the Week

Crusaders Roll Jesuit in Regular Season Finale
Bruce Jordan-Swilling rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns on the night.

David Kahn
WWL Radio


Football
Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2016 21:33:22 CT

 
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Georgia-Tech commit Bruce Jordan-Swilling carried his Crusaders to a hard fought victory tonight, as the senior running back found the endzone three times, totaling 107 offensive yards to bring home a 28-10 victory for Brother Martin (7-3) over Jesuit (5-5) at the Shrine on Airline.

The Crusaders got things going on their first drive, putting together a methodical 13-play, six-minute and 10-second drive that ended with Jordan-Swilling’s first score of the ballgame to go up 7-0.

That was all either team could do until the last play of the half, when Jake Chanove booted a 40-yard field goal straight through the uprights to bring it to 7-3 at halftime. Both defenses held strong in the first half, not allowing a drive to last more than five plays until Jesuit’s scoring drive at the end of the second quarter.

Going into it, this game was touted as a potential offensive shootout, but back-to-back lost fumbles and interceptions by both teams caused the score to be as low as it was when the teams went into the locker room. Jordan-Swilling mustered just 17 yards of total offense in the first half with a touchdown and a lost fumble, while quarterback John-Paul Pierce added 97 yards through the air, but also threw a pick.

The second half was much different in terms of scoring output, as Brother Martin put together two quick drives that saw big doses of the future Yellow Jacket. Jordan-Swilling collected all 46 yards on the Crusaders’ first drive of the second half, capping it with a two-yard touchdown run. He followed that up with a 14-yard scoring play that was set up by two beautiful deep balls from Pierce to Pattre’en Hughes and Jeremy Singleton to put Brother Martin inside the Jesuit 15-yard line.

The Blue Jays finally broke through on their last drive of the third quarter, marching down the field on 10 plays, going 71 yards as Connor Prouet broke free for a 15-yard stretch to the house for his only score of the evening after adding six touchdowns last week against Franklinton.

Brother Martin put Jesuit away with their own long drive, going 11 plays in just under five minutes as Pierce raced in from 12 yards out with just over a minute and a half to play to seal the victory. Pierce would finish going 16-of-22 with 177 passing yards and 32 rushing yards.

Overall, both defenses had stellar performances tonight, but the Crusaders were just able to generate a few more big plays than the Blue Jays could. Both of these teams figure to make some real noise come the playoffs next week, so watch out for some lower-seeded upsets from these two formidable opponents.

You can listen to the audio archive of this game at any time.

 


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