Featured Stories

Other Pamplin Media Group sites

No. 1 Crusaders accelerate past Apollos, win 63-14, go to 6-0

Jesuit piles up 460 rushing yards and races to its sixth straight win, beating Sunset 63-15

BEAVERTON - With the Metro League football season approaching its midpoint tomorrow night, it appears that Jesuit has hit its stride.

And that's bad news for the rest of the league.

It was certainly bad news for Sunset on Friday night, when the Crusaders rushed for 460 yards and sped past the Apollos 63-15 at Jesuit High School. The win lifted Jesuit's record to 2-0 in the Metro Legaue and 6-0 overall, while Sunset fell to 0-2 and 2-4.

'I was real pleased with the kids and how they came out and played hard,' said Jesuit coach Ken Potter. 'We're trying to focus on ourselves and work hard and I think we did that.'

'I was really impressed with the execution that Jesuit had and they looked to be firing on all cylinders,' said Sunset coach Mike Mitchell. 'I would say that they will be an awful tough team to beat throughout the year.'

Jesuit got 175 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 12 carries from senior tailback Paul Weatheroy and another 150 yards and two TDs from senior fullback Owen Marecic on just three carries.

'We're just trying to stay focused,' Potter said. 'We know that the next three games will be the toughest ones we'll see.'

Sunset quarterback Kyle Harper threw for two touchdowns against Jesuit, one to Kevin Petermeyer and the other to Nate Lindstrand, but on the night, the Apollos managed just 115 yards in total offense.

'A bright spot for the game (was that) our guys did mount some offense in the second quarter against their starting unit,' Mitchell said.