Jesuit’s offense struggles in shutout loss to Granite Bay

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With Jesuit High School seeking their first win of the season, the Marauders were shutout by the Granite Bay High School Grizzlies 24-0.

With this loss, marks the third consecutive season in which the Marauders have suffered early season losses to the Grizzlies.

Jesuit’s offense was quiet from the start as quarterback Jake Peluso ’21 only completed one pass in the first quarter, which resulted in a loss of yards. Jake, along with Jesuit’s other quarterback, Charlie King ’22, would only complete 3 of 16 passes in the game.

The Grizzlies, however, were dominant on offense as senior quarterback Dillon Hamilton completed 10 of his 15 passes and threw for 132 yards. Hamilton also threw two touchdowns, both to senior receiver Cobe Weeks.

Although Jesuit’s offense struggled against Granite Bay, it’s defense had somewhat of a bounce back performance, allowing only 24 points after giving up 52 points in a lopsided loss to Folsom High School in the season’s opener.

“Our defense progressed tremendously and was much more on top of assignments,” said wide receiver Jacob Hall ’21. “Our offense needs to execute with more precision and tempo.”

Jesuit lineman Aiden Singh ’21 is also proud of the progress his team has made since losing to Folsom.

“We had more energy in this game [than against Folsom],” Aiden said. “Everything was on point, and our effort was crucial. Our boys did what they could, but there’s still room for improvement.”

After being shutout by Granite Bay, Jesuit Scout and Film Coordinator Jonathan Isaac blames his team’s lack of readiness.

“We needed to prepare for their intensity and do a better job of doing that,” Coach Isaac said. Same kind of challenge this week, CB [Christian Brothers] is going to be intense, and so we need to prepare for their intensity.”