SPORTS ROUNDUP: MS FOOTBALL, JV GIRLS TENNIS STILL UNBEATEN

Harrison Zinkann and Brayden Renfrow scored two TDs apiece, Johnny Jaraczewski and Joe Patterson each scored once and the SJCS middle school football team defeated the visiting Anderson Cavaliers 42-8 Thursday.

The Knights, who scored all 42 points in the first half, improved to 2-0.

Zinkann returned a punt for a touchdown midway through the first quarter to put the Knights on top. The two-point conversion attempt failed, but it only took St. Joe’s 30 seconds to score again.

Renfrow lofted a 40-yard touchdown pass to Zinkann. A seamlessly executed pass from Renfrow to Patterson secured the two-point conversion, and Knights had a 14-0 first-quarter lead.

SJCS fans witnessed an electrifying Renfrow run on the first play from scrimmage to start the second quarter, a 90-yard sprint down the left sideline for a touchdown. Renfrow passed to Gabe Nelson for the two-point conversion to make it 22-0.

Jaraczewski broke several tackles on a 44-yard touchdown run. The conversion was no good, but it was 28-0. The Knights regained possession quickly, and Renfrow launched a 50 yard-touchdown pass to Patterson, making it 34-0.

The next time St. Joe’s had the ball, Renfrow passed to Tradd Coulter, setting up a short touchdown run by Renfrow. In what may have been the most impressive play of the game, Kolbe Hanson scurried past several defenders to catch the two-point conversion with two minutes left in the first half.

The Knights led 42-0 at halftime. The Cavaliers finally scored and tacked on a two-point conversion midway through the fourth quarter.

The next game for the Knights is Sept. 26 when they travel to Christ Church.

Volleyball

The SJCS varsity volleyball team won on the road Thursday night, defeating Blacksburg 3-0 (25-14, 25-0, 25-13).

Senior Elizabeth Tamura served 25 points in a row in the second set, marking the first time in Knights coach Jan Carino’s career she has had a player achieve this feat.

St. Joe’s improved to 6-0 in Region 1-2A. This weekend, the Knights will compete in the Tournament of Champions at Dorman High School.

The SJCS JV also defeated Blacksburg.

Junior Varsity Tennis

The SJCS won on the road against J.L. Mann 4-3 on Thursday, improving to 4-0 this season.

Jayne Womack, Isabella Delacruz and Maggie Olewiler won their singles matches and Womack and Meredith Wiper won their doubles match.

On Wednesday, the Knights defeated visiting Asheville School 6-1.

Michelle Perez (No. 1), Wiper (No 2), Womack (No 3) and Alexa San (No 5) won in singles. Wiper and Womack won at No. 1 doubles and Olewiler and Mary Maken Reed at No. 2 doubles.