Ben Franklin Prevails in City Rivalry Against P.J. Jacobs
Ben Franklin Chargers best P.J. Jacobs Patriots 32-6
By Sherry Houben
Freshman football rivals met for their last game of the season under the lights at Goerke Field last Tuesday night.
Ben Franklin Chargers took control in the first quarter and dominated the rest of the game. The Chargers’ started off the scoring with a touchdown in the first quarter, followed by a completion of a two-point conversion. The score was 8-0 in favor of Ben Franklin at the end of the first.
P.J. Jacobs had some trouble with offense and threw several interceptions, with Bens’ Dayne Hoyord coming up with the ball after an interception, or running into the end zone scoring a TD.
Two more touchdowns were scored in the second quarter by Ben Franklin, both set up with interceptions. The end of quarters two and three remained at 20-0, where P.J.’s defense worked hard to keep the Chargers scoreless for the entire third quarter.
The Patriots posted their first points of the game when #13, Kaleb Schulist, scored a TD with 9:01 left in the fourth quarter. The Chargers answered back by scoring two more TD’s, 32-6 final.
After the game, family, fans and SPASH football team members were on hand to celebrate the freshman season.
SPASH head coach Pete McAdams spent a few moments with both teams following the game, and introduced two of his players, Grant Roth and Beau Rosenthal.
“Your football career is going to start going very fast now,” Roth told the players.
Both teams shook hands following the game, saying the all looked forward to being teammates next year at SPASH.