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Big-play third quarter helps Blue Jays pull away from Holy Cross

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  • October 14, 2016 - 1:29pm

Photo by Mike TrummelJesuit running back Connor Prouet rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the Blue Jays' 38-0 Catholic League win over Holy Cross.

Jesuit used a big third quarter to cruise past Holy Cross 38-0 in a District 9-5A clash Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium.

The Blue Jays (3-2 overall, 1-1 in district) held a 10-0 halftime lead before exploding for three touchdowns in the third quarter of the Catholic League encounter.

Jesuit pulled away in quick fashion, scoring 21 points in a span of slightly more than three minutes.

A 1-yard run by Conner Prouet, who rushed for 74 yards in the game, provided the first score during the spree. After a 30-yard touchdown pass from Denny McGinnis to Willie Robinson, Blue Jays linebacker Cameron Crozier returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown for a 31-0 lead.

Prouet’s 9-yard touchdown run gave the Blue Jays a 7-0 lead. Jake Chanove’s 32-yard field goal on the first play of the second quarter gave Jesuit a 10-0 lead that would hold up through halftime.

Holy Cross (2-3 overall, 1-1 in district) threatened late in the first half, reaching the Jesuit 30 but the Tigers came away with no points when Nolan Heitmeier missed a 46-yard field-goal attempt in the closing seconds.

Already hampered by the loss of quarterback Chandler Fields with a broken collarbone, the Tigers lost running back Ashton Smith to injury in the first half. Playing only the first two quarters, Smith rushed for 65 yards.

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