Jesuit vs Hahnville, Thursday Jamboree
Division I State Champion Jesuit Blue Jays visited the always impressive Hahnville Tigers in a Thursday night Jamboree. While it was obvious that both teams are still working some things out, it was a good warm up to the start of the season. Jesuit was the more impressive winning the game 17-0.
Jesuit started the scrimmage off by scoring a TD on their first possession. QB Peter Hontas, who looked strong all game, threw a 47 yard touchdown pass to WR Kalija Lipscomb. Lipscomb is one of the best WRs in state and will feature in this offense all year. RB Connor Pruet ran the ball well all night and added another 6 points in the second half. Head Coach Mark Songy will be happy with his Offensive Line who did a great job for Pruet and RB Kai Rozas all night. He will be even happier with his defense who held the Tigers to 0 Points after giving up six TDs to McDonogh 35 last weekend. DE Zach Robert looks like a handful in the trenches along with the rest of the Defensive Line. Holding in mine this was just a jamboree and there was a few mistakes, the defense looked similar to the state championship defense of last year.
While they may have struggled, Hahnville showed flashes of their potential. Anthony Williams is a real handful who is going to give opponents problems all season long. Michael Neal made some nice throws and will get better each week. Defensively, the team looked like they ran into a ready to go, well oiled offense in the Blue Jays. At the same time, Eric Gilmore is a great DB who can match up with any WR. LB Peyton Robert and DE Stephen Cloud have the ability to make this one of the best defenses in 5A. I think overall Head Coach Nick Saltaformaggio will be happy with the scrimmage (no doubt he would have rather won). He knows his team can do better and a warm up like this can only strengthen his team in the long run.