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NOLA Jesuit Impresses as Strake Visits Louisiana

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NOLA Jesuit Impresses as Strake Visits Louisiana

Photo NOLA Jesuit Rugby.

In a lightning shortened game on Friday, Strake Jesuit beat hosts Brother Martin 10-7 on Strakes quick tour of Louisiana.  

Strake was leading by that slim three-point margin when lightning approached 18 minutes into the second half. 

For Strake, flyhalf Jared Broussard had a big game and his counterpart, flyhalf Tyler Anclade, kept Brother Martin in the game with his running and kicking. The game had the potential to be free-wheeling and back-and-forth, but the light rain that presaged the lightning led to some handling errors that, along with the early finish, kept the score down.

On Saturday, Strake pitched up to face New Orleans Jesuit and this time the weather problem was wind. Neither team could get much going on kicks at goal thanks to the 20mph breeze, but NOLA Jesuit did well thanks in no small part to flyhalf Andrew Newel. Newel's passing and field vision sparked the Blue Jays to a 31-5 win over Strake. The highlight may well have been a 15-meter backhand pass a la Sonny Bill Williamson straight to his support.

Flanker Ben Waguespack was huge, especially with the big carries up the middle, and his line breaks, along with scrumhalf Matt Cashio's snappy service, kept the attack moving.

Flanker Mike Melton had a strong outing for Strake.