The St. Isaac Jogues Chargers and the U of D Jesuit Academy Cubs Varsity
Football Teams squared off under the lights Sunday at Lakeview High School. Both teams came into the game with a 3-1 record and were looking to improve to 4-1. These two teams looked to be evenly matched and we were anticipating a close contest right down to the wire.
The Chargers won the coin toss, elected to receive and didn’t waste any time scoring as Scott Nelson, number 10, returned the opening kick 70-yards for a touchdown. Nelson, who is also the holder for the extra point attempts, couldn’t get the ball down in time for the kick. He recovered well completing a pass to Joe Lietzow, number 7, good for a point and brought the score 7-0 in favor of the Chargers.
Still in the first quarter, the Cubs answered with a touchdown of their own but were not able to convert the extra point. The score was 7-6 Chargers.
Living up to its billing, the Chargers number 10, Scott Nelson, carried the ball 75 yards for a touchdown. The "Golden Foot" John Lizza split the uprights to make the score Chargers 15 Cubs 6.
But the Cubs did not let the score stay that way for long, as they quickly answered with a touchdown and extra point just before the end of the first quarter, Chargers 15 Cubs 13.
The second quarter proved to be all Chargers with two more touchdowns - a 40-yard run by number 5, Joe Charrette, and Nelson, saw pay dirt from the nine-yard line with 2:36 left in the half. Thanks to the constant long snaps from number 63, Brett Bresko, John Lizza was able to covert both the extra points. At the half the score was the Chargers of St Isaac Jogues 31 and the Cubs of U of D Jesuit Academy 13.
Both teams made defensive adjustments that proved to be too much for both offences. The score remained unchanged and the Chargers improve on the season to 4-1.
This was a great show of sportsmanship by both teams’ players, coaches and fans. Thank you to Cubs of U of D Jesuit Academy and good luck to you in the rest of your season.
The offensive line did an outstanding job this once again and made the already impressive backs look great. The starting line consists of number 75 Noah Godlewski, number 79 Ryan Smith, number 72 Brendan Lotito, number 44 Santwan Thomas, and anchored by the center number 63 Brett Bresko. These guys are playing as a unit and are doing a wonderful job. Keep it up!
Number 10 Scott Nelson had a great game with 17 carries for 267 yards averaging 16 yards per carry completed, one of two passing attempts, scored three touchdowns and made 10 tackles.
Number 5 Joe Charrette had 11 carries for 150 yards averaging 13.6 yards per a carry, one touchdown and 5 tackles.
Number 22 Brian McNamara’s selfless play has given the team a real boost. His blocking clears the way and he is awesome running the dive play to get a couple yards when needed. McNamara had 6 carries for 18 yards and 7 tackles.
Joe Lietzow, number 7, and his brother Jack, number 53, dominated the fourth quarter making one defensive play after another. Joe broke up a couple of passes and intercepted two he also made two tackles. Jack had four tackles one for a loss of yards.
Number 47 Alex Graham ran the ball four times for a total of 15 yards and had 3 tackles.
Number 27 Stephan Madar ran the ball twice for six yards.
Come out and watch the Chargers as the take on the Saints of Our Lady of Sorrows Saturday, Sept. 29. Game times are: freshman 10 a.m., junior varsity noon and varsity at 2 p.m. at Lakeview High School.