by Elana Garay
Benedictine’s football team lost to Carroll University on September 12.
“In the first half we came out strong on both sides of the ball. Defensively, we were able to get solid penetration up front, which was forcing some bad throws and left to our defensive backs making some big plays. Our first half we could say that we “bent but didn’t break”. The second to be the complete opposite,” said junior Jack Nudo.
Junior Jesse Kilbourn scored the first touchdown by catching a four yard pass from sophomore Ryan Sample during the first quarter. Junior Jarrett Lecas advanced Benedictine further in the lead by adding six more points in the second quarter. Carroll became in the lead after two touchdowns in the third quarter. Another was made by Carroll in the last quarter which lead to the final score of 21-13.
“I felt like we played well, we just lost. The only thing is we couldn’t finish with what we started,” said senior Kevin Kreighbaum. “We moved the ball well on offense but couldn’t score and put to much pressure on our defense, who played amazing giving the adversity they had to face. We just have to get better every day.”
Sample made 16 complete passes 162 years and also assisted in a score. Freshmen Matt Fleming caught six passes for 68 yards. Senior Niko Paaloalo made ten tackles, junior Bryndon Williams followed with nine tackles, and junior Micayel McKechnie with eight. Junior Jack Nudo made one interception. The next game will be on September 19 at 4:00 p.m against Adrian College.
“We really didn’t have an answer for Carroll’s run game and they were able to make big plays on us in the air. I give Carroll credit, they are a good team but at the same time, we hurt ourselves being out of position, not wrapping up on tackles, and having some big penalties down the stretch. We will make the corrections this week and get ready for Adrain College on Saturday,” continued Nudo.