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Rummel Raiders opens playoffs with 24-10 triumph over Jesuit

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  • November 12, 2016 - 11:18pm

Photo by Bill ArthursDwan Trufant scores a 76-yard touchdown run helping Rummel snap a three-game losing streak by defeating Jesuit 24-10 in the opening round of the Division I State Playoffs.

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.

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