Maybe it was the lingering hangover from last week’s stunning upset loss to St. James Academy. Or maybe it was just nerves.
Whatever the case, Bishop Miege spent the first quarter of Friday’s showdown at Rockhurst spinning its wheels, allowing a quick touchdown on defense and going nowhere on offense.
The second quarter brought new life, and the Stags snapped out of their offensive malaise and rolled to a 34-7 victory at cross-state rival Rockhurst, Miege’s first win against the Hawklets since 1972.
Miege’s first three drives of the night went nowhere, and their fourth was in danger of doing the same before quarterback Timothy Dorsey found wide receiver and Minnesota commit Daniel Jackson for a 57-yard score.
They’re a good team, but I’m so proud of how our guys responded,” Miege coach Jon Holmes said. “After how last week finished, it was a rough game for us. We talked about wanting to finish the whole entire game, and we bounced back and made plays.”
That seemed to loosen up the Stags (4-1). And while they weren’t perfect thereafter, a suffocating defense ensured that the Hawklets (3-3) didn’t come close to the end zone after their opening-drive touchdown.
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