By Sebastian Meraz ‘19
Brother Rice – the team everyone’s talking about.
Brother Rice (5-0) defeated rival St. Rita (1-4) last Friday in a CCL Blue match up; the final score was 21-14. Brother Rice is now (6-0) with 3 games left in their regular season.
The Brother Rice Homecoming game was highly anticipated by neighboring communities, Brother Rice staff, coaches and, of course, the Crusader Crazies.
The energy at Tom Mitchell Field was amazing: “The entire crowd is super excited we have a neighborhood rival St. Rita, I believe it’ll be a great game and win for Rice,” said senior Jack McShane, a Crusader Crazy to the core.
During the first quarter, wide receiver Dylan Summers caught a pass and completed a 74 yard touchdown. After the first touchdown, the student section cheered the team on, boosting their confidence. Defensive back Jayshon Means said, “The most exciting part of last Friday was when Dylan scored the first touchdown of the game.”
This set the pace for the entirety of the game; after this crucial touchdown St. Rita did not stand a chance.
Throughout the game, the offensive line made some great plays which were vital to gain yards. “The offensive line had a great game; we appreciate them so much. Without them, running back Jessi Plunkett, and our quarterback John Bean would not have been able to complete several touchdowns. The OL deserves a ton of credit in that game,” said Summers.
St. Rita is a big rival of Brother Rice. It always seems to be a great match up and brings communities together.
“We should never take any team lightly, regardless of their record. Next game we plan to block better as an entire unit and prevent minor mistakes.” said offensive lineman Evan Kirts.
Brother Rice High School stayed humble in victory, the Crusader Crazies cheered on, and the community slept well that night, knowing they watched another great high school football game.