Gehlen Catholic picked up a crucial late season victory in dominant fashion on Friday. The Jays took down MMCRU 57-21 to improve to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the district.
While the final score was gaudy, the start of the game was not up to the caliber the Jays wanted. The Jays clung to a 20-14 lead at halftime after committing two turnovers in the first half. Gehlen Catholic Head Coach Jeremy Schindler says that his team’s play in the first half was disappointing.
The Jays picked things up in the second half outscoring MMCRU 37-7 the rest of the way. Coach Schindler says his team had good things going in the second half, but he wants to see his team play well when things are not going as good.
The Jays finished with 566 yards of offense in the win on Friday. Keaten Bonderson led the way with 246 receiving yards and two receving touchdowns. Aiden Spangler rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns. Coach Schindler says it was good to see his offense be successful in both the passing and running game.
The Jays are in a four-way tie for second place in the district as they round out the regular season at home against Alta-Aurelia this week. Through tiebreakers, it is virtually a guarantee that the Jays will make the playoffs. Coach Schindler doesn’t want his team to get complacent. He wants the Jays to finish the regular season strong this week in preparation for the following couple of weeks.
The Jays and Warriors kick off from Jim Lorenzen Field on Friday at 7:00 PM.