Football Beats Don Bosco, Ready for Jesuit Gridiron Classic
The Varsity Football Eagles came from behind for the second straight week, this time to defeat Don Bosco Prep (NJ) on September 6 and improve to 2-0. After trailing 14-0 early in the second quarter, quarterback Caleb Williams '21 weaved through the Ironmen defense for an 86 yard touchdown run. Gonzaga's defense, led by defensive back Kye Holmes '21, stiffened and would not let up another point on the night. Williams then found wide receiver Justin Ennis '21 on a 20 yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 14-14 going into halftime.
Although the Eagles gave up a punt block for a touchdown to open the second half, the team did not flinch and scored the final three touchdowns of the game. Williams accounted for all three scores as he found Ennis on a 9 yard pass, ran another one in from 40 yards out, and connected with junior wide receiver Aaron Turner on a 35 yard touchdown catch and run to seal the win. Junior kicker and punter Stephen Cullina turned in a strong performance on special teams. Here is a complete game recap from Jersey Sports Zone:
Up next is the 17th Annual Jesuit Gridiron Classic versus Georgetown Prep to benefit the Washington Jesuit Academy. Kick-off is set for 2 PM on Saturday, September 14 on Buchanan Field. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online here. If you can't make it to the game, you can watch online via @GonzagaSports on YouTube here.