Jesuit fails to capitalize on opportunities in 28-21 defeat

Looking to grab a third straight win, the Jesuit High School Marauders came up short against the Cosumnes Oaks High School Wolfpack losing 28-21 this past Saturday. 

The game marks Jesuit’s first loss to a Delta League opponent this season and Cosumnes Oaks’ sixth consecutive win.

Cosumnes Oaks was led by junior quarterback Anthony Grigsby and senior wide receiver and defensive back Ishmael Rehberg. Grigsby threw for more than 200 yards and four touchdowns, including an 80-yard pass to senior wide receiver Jaden Ramos. 

Rehberg intercepted a pass from Jesuit quarterback Daniel Susac ’21 and caught a 31-yard touchdown pass to give the Wolfpack a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. 

The Marauders responded in the second quarter, tying the game 7-7 with an 11-yard pass thrown by Daniel to tight end, Cooper Shults ’21.

Jesuit’s offense steadily scored throughout the rest of the game. In the second half, Daniel Susac displayed his versatility, scoring on a four yard run and throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Nate Lewis ’21.

Despite the loss, there were outstanding performances from several players. Wide receiver Jacob Hall ’21 played well, catching four passes for a total of 63 yards against a talented defense.

Linebacker Noah Clay ’21 also delivered a big performance for Jesuit. Noah had 2.5 sacks, including a strip sack. Noah also recovered a fumble and had multiple tackles for losses.

Noah played with a high motor all night, running down plays from the backside and contributing a couple sacks and forced fumbles,” said Scout and Film Coordinator Jonathan Isaac. “He plays with a high-level of intensity and passion for the sport of football.”

 Jesuit kicker Ryan Young ’21 believes his team lost because they failed to take advantage of the chances they were given. 

“I think the biggest reason we came up short was we were not able to capitalize on our opportunities,” Ryan said.

Jesuit’s next contest is this Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1:00 p.m. as Jesuit hosts the Elk Grove High School Thundering Herd.