Story by Angela Serwaa-Marfo ‘20
In any highschool, there’s always something to be said about the first home game of the year. It is no different at Regis Jesuit with Freshman Day of Fun, Raider Day, and the Back-to-School Dance.
The Raider’s first home game was a barn burner. It was a scoreless first quarter, but Regis Jesuit took the lead to start the second quarter, with Kiahn Martinez for the touchdown. This was quickly followed by a safety and two more touchdowns, one of which Jackson Connelly got started by getting the ball deep in the red zone. The Raiders followed up with a touchdown the next play, also by Martinez, to end the first half with Regis Jesuit leading 23-0.
With 6:26 left in the third quarter, QB Micchol threw an interception leading to an Overland touchdown. Regis Jesuit, however, still lead Overland 23-7 to end the third.
In a scoreless fourth quarter, Nick Warta intercepted Overland, helping the Raiders to secure their first home win against Overland, final score 23-7.
Overall, the Raiders relied largely on their running game today, with all three of their touchdowns coming from the run. They ran for 93 yards on 42 attempts. Conversely, they only completed 9 of 20 passes for 129 yards.
At the end of the day, it was a great game for the Raiders. Regis Jesuit secured a solid win to start the season.
Come back next week as your Raiders take on Highlands Ranch at home!