Z Centers winds a return back to the 29.
Servite starts in empty formation, motion Kyle Bandy into backfield. 5yd completion on first play to Moun.
TMac matched up with Sammy Green so far 1 on 1, on the wide side. Another completion for 7 to Moun, smacked by Minnixx, first down.
Short gain by Bandy followed by another quick pass to Centers for 4. 3-3 at the -49. Servite going no huddle tonight, wondered why they didn’t do that early against MD.
Pass compete to McMillan for first down Servite, in cut beat Green for 6 yards.
Derrick Fuentes BANGS out for 5 to the Lions 40. Servite driving. Fifita completes another to TMac for another first to the JSerra 30.
Scoreboard is either broken tonight or wasn’t in the Thursday budget. Using a temporary board at the field house end that is so small you could barely read it if you were standing in front of it.
Two plays later, Fifita completes a sharp in cut to Centers Across the middle who runs past two tacklers and walks in from 21. 71 yards 4:26 on the drive.
Extra point is good and gets a Bronx cheer from the Servite students.
7:17 left, Servite 7 JSerra 0
After Asylum (in all pink tonight) chants “We want Booty”, Booty starts the game, and goes deep FIRST PLAY to McDaniel, overthrows him.
Incomplete again to McDaniel on in cut, then a drop back/rollout with no one close to open results in Booty throwing deep and out of bounds intended for Burnett.
Chant here is “JV QB” Savage shots at Booty already lol
Terrible 20 yard punt by JSerra out to the 45, nasty awkward tackle by NZ Williams. Servite ball.
After a false start moved ball back to midfield, Fifita drops back, seed no one open and runs up gaping middle hole to the JSerra 40.
After a 5 yard gain, Servite LG Mautatia gets away with blatant hold on ball thrown too high for McMillan, who is 6-4 and has a 40+” vert. 2 penalties on Servite including a PF back up Servite to the minus 40 for a punt.
JSerra mishandles the kick, but a flag is thrown against Servite, personal foul. Moves ball out to -42 for JSerra drive. 5:14 left 1Q
Booty then takes a QB sweep to the left for maybe a yard. Then a rollout compete to Mariboho for 5. And that will bring up another 4th down and punt for Eric Rescigno’s Lion offense. Eeeeshhh.
Servite fields punt at the 17. 3:12 left 1Q
Fuentes gain of 2, stopped by Genova. Fifita completes ball to TMac, clearly going at the Sammy Green matchup tonight. First down at the 30.
On first down Fifita goes right back at Green covering McMillan, TMac falls down, cries for flag, ball incomplete. TMac probably thinks he should get a flag every time he runs a route, after last week’s clown crew of refs.
Next play Fifita goes DEEP on wheel route to Centers, complete for 44 yards to the JSerra 25 on pretty ball and over the shoulder catch. JSerra secondary struggling so far. 1:45 left 1Q
Two plays later Fuentes takes delayed handoff to the JSerra 15 for a first down. Lions D looks gassed and on its heels, no pressure on Fifita so far.
On 2-9, Servite runs rocket screen to TMac, takes it up the middle to the 2. (Sondy took this opportunity to lavish some praise on young Tetairoa)
Servite brings in the BIG BOY goal line package circa 2009 Cody Fajardo! Just kidding, they go spread shotgun again of course, from the 2 yard line lol. Fuentes is whacked by Genova at the LOS, fights for half a yard.
End of 1st. Servite up 7-0, headed in for more. They better hope they don’t have to kick a FG.
Extra point is again good.
83 yards, 9 plays, 3:18. Servite 14-0, 11:54 2Q.
He tosses a pitch to the right out to Sammy Green, who busts through the line, breaks a couple arm tackles, and runs past everyone for a 74 yard TD.
I SAID TO GIVE SAMMY GREEN THE ROCK. Looks like his Dad/Uncle/older brother agree, shouting some things up to the JSerra coaches box lol
Stupid flag for “taunting” on a JSerra player, tossing the ball at a sh*+ talking Servite kid in the endzone after the TD. Assessed on the kickoff.
EP good, Servite 14 JSerra 7, 11:35 left 2Q.
Houston Thomas 3 yard run followed by incompletion intended for Centers.
Rollout left on 3rd down and 7, Fifita totally misses a wide open Moun in the slot, slips off two tacklers and comes up a yard short of the sticks.
Servite punts out to the JSerra 35, McDaniel fair catch. 9:47 left, quick stop by Lions. They are fighting back in to this one.
McDaniel drops a wide open stop route on 1st down (drive killer), followed by Booty getting absolutely destroyed on the sideline by a Servite LB on a QB sweep left (interesting to have him doing designed runs, taking major shots, on plays that gain minimal yardage against a League opponent like Servite, but what do I know).
Timeout JSerra before a 3-7 with 7:40 left in the 1st half.
Dirty post play hit by Jacob Manu on Booty leads to another Servite personal foul and moves Servite back to the 15. Lions’ Fiti Moe chases Manu off the field, surely calling him all kinds of names lol; really unnecessary/undisciplined stuff there by Manu.
7:40 left. 1st down pass complete to McMillan. Bandy run for 5, then incompletion intended for Centers across the middle.
Friars punt and it’s BLOCKED by NZ Williams, nearly rolls out of bounds, Genova rolls over it, picked up by Max Carvalho and he sneaks in the corner for a touchdown. HUGE turn of events.
EP good, and we are all tied up at 14. 7:03 left 1st half.
Some type of personal foul on the punt gives Servite a first down at their 27, no one here can understand what happened.
A couple plays later, Fifita actually completes a deep ball to Centers to the JSerra 35.
Tough tackle after the catch, then Centers pushes Willis right in the chest after the play, but they call offsetting personal fouls. Servite kids play hard, but then do so much post play BS, watching it these last two weeks it’s just crazy lol. Gotta get that reigned in T Bone
Two plays later Fifita is pushed out of bounds by JSerra’s Champ Johnson, who is called for roughing the passer on a Fifita incompletion. Moves ball to the 15.
4 plays later Fifita throws a slant to Moun for a 4 yard TD. Another EP good for Servite, that’s 3-3.
2:58 left, 21-14 Servite.
90 yard drive, 10 plays, 4:12 seconds. Penalty aided drive there for Servite, but regardless they get a big answer with that TD.
1:50 left. Pass on rollout right to Moun down to the 9, followed by Bandy run down to the 3.
Fifita keeps speed option run to the right, tackled by one of the Moe transfers at the 1. Will bring up 3rd and goal after the timeout.
Gutty call, big results. Big response by Servite after JSerra tied it up, give them credit.
BREAKING: Lucas Jimenez is now 4-4 on extra points tonight for Servite.
5play drive, 1:56. Servite up 28-14.
End of 1st half. JSerra gets ball to start 2nd half, will need to score to stay in this one.
JSerra drive to start half stalls after 6 plays, Lions punt.
Servite drive starts at about the Servite 35. 7:45 left 3Q. After a penalty and a couple plays for short yards, easy out route to TMac compete for a first down.
Another 2 unsuccessful plays brings up 3rd down, Fifita chased out of pocket by Suliafu, bring out punting unit.
PUNT IS MUFFED by McDaniel at the 19, Daniel Bates recovers for Servite. Friars ball. 3:53 left. Great high punt by Servite leads to HUGE mistake.
FG attempt by Servite is no good. Big missed opportunity by Servite after the turnover.
JSerra ball 20 yard line or so, 1:30 left 3Q.
Servite playing 2 safeties deep nearly every play. JSerra not making them pay with the run game, despite having two really good backs. Persi being out has to be hurting them in getting movement.
2 plays later Booty sneaks it in for the TD. Big time drive, best of the game for JSerra.
10:57 left, Servite 28 JSerra 21.
80 yard drive, 7 plays, 2:49 seconds.
Fifita sneak followed by the 30th out route completion of the night for Fifita, to Moun again. 3rd and 4. Fifita finds no one open (Lions coverage has tightened up), but he scrambles for 12 or so out to the 36.
Savvy play by the young kid, First down Servite. 8:50 left.
Completion to TMac past coverage of Green, out to the 45. Second and 1, Friars taking their time in the huddle. Another completion to Moun on a slant, past Alec Willis coverage, first down into JSerra territory.
Servite now slowing the game down, Fifita takes his time in the huddle, snaps late in the play clock, hands to Kyle Bandy. T Bone trying to melt clock on this drive, sensing his defense needs to regroup and a big win could be clinched with a TD on this drive.
1st down Friars at JSerra 39 after penalty.
A couple plays later, out of empty formation, Fifita hits Kyle Bandy on a flat route, Bandy breaks JSerra tackle attempt, busts through 2 more JSerra tacklers, and rumbles in 27 yards down the sideline for what is probably the back breaking score.
80 yards, 10 plays, 6:12, great drive, smart clock management there.
34-21 Servite 4:45 left (EP missed this time; 4-5 on the night)
Two completions from Booty to Keyan Burnett get JSerra to the Servite 40. Booty then chased out of bounds, and a pass breakup by Servite’s Daniel Bates that looked identical to the PI called on Sammy Green of JSerra last drive.
Booty then takes QB Draw down to the 26 for a first down. Quick bubble screen to the 20. Timeout Servite with 2:40 left.
T Bone personally comes out and barks orders to his defense to finish the game, while Asylum sings Sweet Caroline in the background.
JSerra tries lob screen to Street to the short side, incomplete through his hands.
Then a fade attempt to the endzone to Burnett is broken up, pass interference called this time against Avinger.
1st and goal Lions 2:32 left.
Against spread set, Servite goes man to man on 2nd down. Booty hangs on to the ball forever, then is rushed by Ender Aguilar, throws weak pass, short to McDaniel, incomplete. JSerra coaches can be heard in the box shouting “THROW THE BALL BOOTY!” (along with their entire cheering section)
Booty hurried again, lobs pass intended for McDaniel out of the back right corner, brings up 4th down and goal.
JSerra tries screen to the right to Green, he is tackled at the 5 yard line.
Servite takes over with 2:13 left, and that’s pretty much a wrap for this one.