Johnny Jaraczewski, Harrison Zinkann and Brayden Renfrow scored TDs, and the SJCS middle school football team defeated Christ Church 22-14 on Thursday night to remain undefeated.
It was the second victory of the season over Christ Church for the Knights, who are 3-0. With the varsity 5-0 and the JV 3-0, the SJCS football program is 11-0 this season.
Playing on the Cavaliers’ home field, the Knights struck first late in the first quarter on a 25-yard touchdown run by Jaraczewski. He also ran in for the two-point conversion to make it 8-0.
After Christ Church tied the score midway through the second quarter, the Knights regained the lead. Quarterback Renfrow pitched to Jaraczewski, whose halfback pass found Zinkann in the right side of the Cavaliers’ end zone. The two-point attempt was no good, and St. Joe’s led 14-8 at halftime.
The third quarter was rife with momentum shifts, and the Knights made some key defensive stands. Collins Langdon, in particular, demonstrated excellent execution to halt one Cavaliers drive. However, the Cavaliers tied the score at 14-14 early in the fourth quarter.
With time running out, the Knights marched down the field and Renfrow ran it in to give the Knights the lead. Renfrow passed to Gabe Nelson for the two-point conversion, and St. Joe’s led 22-14 with 1:30 remaining.
The Cavaliers had one more chance, but Joe Patterson picked off a pass to seal the victory for the Knights.
The next game for the Knights will be Oct. 10 at 6:00 PM when they host Glenview.
The Knights won on the road against Southside Christian 3-0 (25-20, 25-5, 25-10) on Thursday night.
SJCS is 9-1 and in first place in Region 1-2A.
Middle School Volleyball
The Knights lost a tough match against visiting Southside Christian on Thursday in two games, 26-24, 25-23.
Varsity Girls Tennis
The Knights swept past visiting Southside Christian 7-0 on Wednesday to improve to 5-4 overall and 3-1 in Region 1-2A.
SJCS 7, Southside Christian 0
1-Melina Norton d. Zoe Dinkel, 6-0, 6-4
2-Julia Jacques d. Caroline Murphy, 6-0, 6-0
3-Adrianna Delacruz d. Chloe Dew, 6-1, 6-1
4-Madison Patrick d. Sophie Dew, 6-2, 6-2
5-Charlotte Horin d. Emma Williams, 6-0, 6-3
1-Norton/Jacques d. Dinkel/ Murphy, 8-1
2-Caroline Gallagher/Grace Eilers d. Alli Tolbert/Barrett Hughes, 6-2, 6-3