Fields-to-Chase connection fuels Rummel jamboree win at St. Paul’s
COVINGTON – Archbishop Rummel shook off a case of first-half nerves on the way to a 23-7 victory at St. Paul’s in the Christian Brothers Jamboree in Hunter Stadium.
Raiders quarterback Chandler Fields three for 204 yards and connected with wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase for three touchdowns. Chase reeled in four total receptions for 166 yards.
“We came out kind of slow, since this was our first actual game,” Chase said. “In the second half, we came out with the big win. We have to forget about our mistakes and just move on.”
The Wolves’ Spencer Fox recovered a fumble on the Raiders’ first drive at the Raider 29, and nine plays later, quarterback Johntae McDowell found wide receiver Jack Mashburn in the end zone for the score for a 7-0 lead.
That lead would stand for much of the first half until St. Paul’s turned the ball over with under five minutes left. It took one play, a 79-yard pass from Fields to Chase, to cut the deficit to 7-6 after a missed extra point.
“I was real proud of my guys because we fought through adversity,” Fields said. “In the first half, we did not play like we wanted to, having physical and mental busts. We pulled it together at halftime, came back and dominated.”
The momentum shift filtered toward the defense, which boasted a starting line-up that included six sophomores and one freshman in the starting 11.
“I was very impressed with the offense of St. Paul’s,” said Rummel coach Jay Roth. “I wanted to be able to nickel and dime people to death like they do, and hold the ball. Defensively, we bent but didn’t break. I told our kids that we need to play with a little bit more of a sense of urgency.”
The call to arms was evident as the Raider defense stalled the opening drive of the second half by St. Paul’s that lasted 10 plays and went 32 yards. Fields didn’t take too long to find Chase again, hitting him for a 60-yard touchdown on the third play, after the drive had started at the Raider 27, stretching the lead to 13-7.
A few minutes later, Chris Freibert added a 32-yard field goal to push the margin to 16-7.
Field and Chase hooked up for the last score of the game with just over two minutes left in the game on a 13-yard pass. The scoring opportunity almost didn’t happen as Rummel faced a fourth and five situation from their 44. However, the Wolves were called for a roughing-the-kicker penalty, enabling the march to continue.
“You can’t win a ball game with three turnovers, much less one turnover,” St. Paul’s coach Ken Sears said. “We came out in the first half and had control, then we turned the ball over and game them six points, and turnovers equal points.”
Rummel open the regular season on Saturday, September 2 by hosting Gulfport, MS at 7 p.m. in a game that you can listen to on WGSO, 990 AM and at WGSO.com while St. Paul’s hosts defending 4A state champion Edna Karr on Friday, also at 7 p.m.
Rushing – Jaelen Sturgis, 3-38; Chandler Fields, 2-21; Dwan Trufant, 3-16, Keirell Jackson 1-6
Receiving – Jamarr Chase, 4-166, 3 TDs; Evan Francioni, 2-16; Koy Moore, 2-14; Keirell Jackson, 1-4; Jermie Walker, 1-4
Passing – Chandler Fields, 10-21-0-204, 3 TD’s
Rushing – Logan Davenport, 13-39; Johntae McDowell, 6-16; Corey Williamson, 3-12; Jack Mashburn, 1-9
Receiving – Grant Grosch, 5-43; Jack Mashburn, 4-37, TD; Cameron Vidal, 4-28; Logan Davenport, 3-13
Passing – Johntae McDowell, 16-25-0-121, TD
South Louisiana Jamboree results from Friday
Acadiana 20, Notre Dame 6
Ascension Catholic 14, False River 6
Beau Chene 20, Port Barre 0
Belaire 34, Glen Oaks 6
Berwick 20, South Plaquemines 6
Broadmoor 20, Glen Oaks 0
Brother Martin 28, Vandebilt Catholic 14
Carencro 6, Comeaux 0
Catholic-BR 24, St. Michael 0
Catholic-PC 33, St. Martin’s Episcopal 0
Central Lafourche 24, Thibodaux 21
Chalmette 17, Belle Chasse 14
Helen Cox 21, Higgins 0
John Curtis 7, Covington 0
De La Salle 24, Ponchatoula 6
East Jefferson 15, Loranger 7
John Ehret 20, Helen Cox 6
John Ehret 27, Higgins 0
Ellender 20, South Terrebonne 10
Episcopal 27, St. John 0
Franklinton 23, Pine 16
Gueydan 20, Hamilton Christian 6
Gueydan 16, Southside 7
Hamilton Christian 0, Southside 0
Holy Cross 34, E.D. White Catholic 13
Houma Christian 21, Ascension Christian 20
Jeanerette 28, Highland Baptist 0
Karr 29, West Jefferson 13
KIPP Renaissance 3, Shaw 0
KIPP-BT Washington 20, Thomas Jefferson 0
LaGrange 35, Northside 0
Landry-Walker 7, Carver 0
Live Oak 14, Fontainebleau 0
Loreauville 25, Delcambre 6
Lusher 13, Ben Franklin 0
McKinley 19, Madison Prep 0
Newman 33, Pope John Paul II 0
North Central 6, Eunice JV 6
Northeast 8, Tara 6
Northlake Christian 9, Cohen 0
Northshore 21, Pearl River 7
Northwest 8, Opelousas 0
Oak Forest 29, Centreville 7
Opelousas Catholic 41, Hanson Memorial 0
Patterson 31, Morgan City 13
Plaquemine 35, Brusly 0
Prairie View 42, CHEF 6
Riverside 28, Mandeville 0
Rummel 23, St. Paul’s 7
Salmen 7, Albany 6
Scotlandville 20, East Feliciana 6
Slidell 21, Lakeshore 6
South Lafourche 41, White Castle 14
Springfield 7, Sci Academy 6
St. Thomas More 28, St. Martinville 0
Terrebonne 37, H.L. Bourgeois 14
University High 3, Parkview Baptist 0
Westgate 25, New Iberia 13
Westminster Christian 13, University Academy 0
Woodlawn-BR 7, East Ascension 6
Varnado 28, Bogalusa 0
Zachary 28, West Feliciana 7
Saturday, Aug. 26 Schedule
St. Augustine Nick Connor Jamboree at Gormley
East St. John vs. Lake Area New Tech, 3:30 p.m.
McMain vs. McDonogh 35, 5:30 p.m.
Warren Easton vs. St. Augustine, 7:30 p.m.
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