- Feature Story
- Game Recap
- NCL Staff
- November 12, 2016 - 11:18pm
Rummel did most of its scoring in a 21-point second quarter to eliminate Catholic League rival Jesuit 24-10 in the opening round of the Division I playoffs Saturday at Joe Yenni Stadium.
The Raiders, the No. 8, will face another Catholic League foe, John Curtis, in the quarterfinals. Curtis, the No. 1 seed, had an opening-round bye. Jesuit, the No. 9 seed, ended its season at 5-6.
Rummel and Jesuit met for the third straight year in the playoffs and for the sixth time in that three-year span. The Raiders (7-3) snapped a three-game losing streak with the win. Rummel’s last victory was a 17-10 win over Jesuit.
The biggest play of Rummel’s 21-point second quarter came on a 75-yard touchdown run by Dwan Trufant to give the Raiders a 17-3 lead.
Rummel’s first big play of the contest came three plays into the game when quarterback Jacob Palma connected with Ja’Marr Chase on a 70-yard pass completion to set up the only score of the first quarter – a 31-yard field goal by Connor Perret.
The Raiders extended their lead to 10 points on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Palma to Evan Francioni less than three minutes into the second quarter.
Jesuit countered with its only score of the first half on a 34-yard Jake Chanove field goal.
Following Trufant’s touchdown run, Palma tossed a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jermie Walker with less than two minutes left in the second quarter to give the Raiders a 24-3 halftime lead.
Rummel outgained the Blue Jays 277-30 in the decisive first half.
In the first half, Rummel outgained Jesuit, 277 yards to 30.
The only points of the second half came on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jesuit quarterback Alex Watermeier to Bryce Musso with slightly more than four minutes left in the game.