Grappling with the Grizzlies

The Jesuit High School Marauders will take on the Granite Bay High School Grizzlies at Granite Bay this Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m.

During playoffs last year, Jesuit beat the Grizzlies 42-0, but the game was later forfeited as the Marauders were disqualified by the section office for a rule infraction.

This season, Jesuit has an 0-1 record after losing to Folsom High School, 52-12. Even after suffering a lopsided defeat, Jesuit Coach Jonathan Isaac maintains an optimistic view on the upcoming game.

“Our team will be competitive, execute with discipline, and exhibit respect for the game,” Coach Isaac said. “I think our team will … match the intensity of both the Granite Bay football team and their enthusiastic fan base.”

To prepare for the tough battle, the team has been working hard to perfect and improve their game.

“As a team, we just want to fix some of the small mistakes we’ve been making and become more consistent on both sides of the ball,” said quarterback Jacob Peluso ’21. “We have great coaches and a lot of guys that can make plays, and if we’re on top of our game, I think we can play with just about anyone in this area.”

The Marauders are confident entering the game. Running back and free safety Newtan Quinlan ’20 expresses his faith in his team.

“We are confident [we will] get the job done as long as everybody is doing their jobs during the game,” Newtan said.

Come out and support the team in the fight to defeat the Grizzlies at 7:00 p.m. at Granite Bay.