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Jesuit Over SFGG on Senior Day

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Jesuit Over SFGG on Senior Day

David Barpal photo.

Jesuit HS of Sacramento defeated San Francisco Golden Gate 62-12 Saturday in a crossover game between th NorCal Premier and NorCal Top 5 teams.

Photos David Barpal.
Jesuit rugby v SFGG March 25 2017. David Barpal photo for Goff Rugby Report.
Jesuit rugby v SFGG March 25 2017. David Barpal photo for Goff Rugby Report.
Jesuit rugby v SFGG March 25 2017. David Barpal photo for Goff Rugby Report.

It was Senior Day at Jesuit, and Jesuit looked to put in a strong performance while taking advantage of the dry weather to let the ball do the work. Outside center and captain George Niethammer scored two quick tries in the first six minutes of the game to get the Marauders moving. Scrumhalf Carlos Ramirez was able to convert one for a 12-0 lead. 

Jesuit played a very well-organized attack, and SFGG struggled to handle that relentless pressure. Patient Jesuit phase play meant that any misstep by the visits would open up a scoring chance. Ramirez went over 15 minutes into the match and then wing Jonathon Amadi showed his speed and agility to score two tries within three minutes. Fullback Brian Bauer converted those.  

Finally getting some good ball, SFGG did manage to score to end the first half. But after the break, flanker Garrett Kay then showed his power to score under the posts, again converted by Bauer.  

Golden Gate came back to score one unconverted try.

The Jesuit impact subs then started to make their presence felt.  Forwards Daniel Rock and Tucker Collins and wing Mason Lafond all scored by taking the ball with pace and power. Jesuit ended the scoring with a somewhat dubious penalty try. That finished it at 62-12. Joe Marchant and George Niethammer were Jesuit's forward and back of the game, respectively.

“When we use the ball and exploit the gaps we are tough to stop, but Golden Gate made us work the entire game,” said Assistant Coach Andrew Acosta, who filled in for a flu-stricken John Shorey.  “We had a few too many penalties and were a bit loose with the ball so we have plenty to work on this week with Granite Bay up next.”