With a big game against Columbus looming next week and looking to get things rolling after an 0-2 start, Belen Jesuit posted its second consecutive shutout Thursday night as the Wolverines routed Ferguson at Tropical Park in a District 15-8A opener for both teams.
Led by Javier Hernandez (82 yards and 2 touchdowns) Giancarlo Pinto (81 yards and one score) Belen (2-2, 1-0) did what it always does best, run the football. The Wolverines jumped all over the Falcons (0-3, 0-1) early with three first quarter touchdowns and never looked back while racking up 301 yards on the ground.
Javier Hernandez: Only touched the ball four times but scored twice, one from 10 yards out and had a 71-yard run.
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Lucas Pola: The Belen quarterback was 4-of-6 with two touchdowns, including a 13-yard strike to Mario Robaina.
THEY SAID IT
"“We’re not where we want to be yet but we definitely are headed back in the right direction after the rough start. We did a good job tonight of getting an early lead and were able to control things from there.”
—Belen coach Rich Stuart