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McGinnis-Musso connection sparks Jesuit to 44-0 win

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  • October 24, 2016 - 7:02am

Photos by Mike TrummelShaw coach Scott Bairnsfather saw his Eagles fall to 1-7 overall and 0-4 in the Catholic League with a 44-0 loss to Jesuit on Saturday afternoon.

Jesuit jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead on its way to a 44-0 trouncing of Shaw in Catholic League action Saturday at Zephyr Field.

The Blue Jays (4-4 overall, 2-3 in District 9-5A) built their early two-touchdown lead on touchdowns passes of 73 and 9 yards from quarterback Denny McGinnis to receiver Bryce Musso.

The first score came only three plays into the drive while the second touchdown was set up on an interception of a Shaw pass by Jesuit defensive back Patrick Spiers at the Blue Jays’ 44-yard line late in the opening quarter.

Jesuit recovered an onside kick at the Eagles’ 38 on the ensuing kickoff. That led to a 2-yard Michael Torry touchdown in the opening moments of the second quarter.

A 9-yard touchdown run by Connor Prouet to cap a 61-yard drive with less than five minutes remaining in the second quarter gave the Blue Jays a 28-0 halftime lead.

Shaw (1-7 overall, 0-4 in district) was held to 31 yards rushing in the first half, all by D’Quan Charles.

Jake Chenove kicked a 24-yard field goal in the third quarter while running back Willie Robinson added an 18-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and a 41-yard scoring gallop in the fourth for the 44-0 final.

Jesuit held on to record the shutout by stopping the Eagles inside the Blue Jays’ 5-yard line as time expired.

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